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What does it mean when you have a wheezing in your chest when you sleep?

What does it mean when you have a wheezing in your chest when you sleep?

Wheezing: Wheezing at night is a serious symptom of asthma and you should be checked out. Could also be cardiac asthma, which is really congestive heart failure, but usually you would know that you have heart disease. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Can a little chest congestion with mucous cause some wheezing at night when trying to sleep?

Can a little chest congestion with mucous cause some wheezing at night when trying to sleep?

Yes, but: You might have an infection or even asthma. Should see a physician if it keeps up. MEanwhile, drink plenty of fluids except avoid alcohol ...Read more

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Today started coughing now wheezing and my chest itches inside what could this mean?

Today started coughing now wheezing and my chest itches inside what could this mean?

Depends: If you have felt like this before and it passed in a few days with some rest and home care, try that again. If it is worse, see a doctor for exam and treatment. Wheezing can be serious - so can the other symptoms if they are out of the ordinary for you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My boyfriend was laying down w/ my head on his chest and I could hear wheezing. What does it mean?

My boyfriend was laying down w/ my head on his chest and I could hear wheezing. What does it mean?

Possibilities...: There is a good saying in medicine that says "all that wheezes is not asthma". There is a long list of medical conditions that can cause wheezing including smoking, viral illness, airway obstruction by mucous or a foreign body, heart failure etc. If the problem continues I would encourage you to seek medical attention promptly. ...Read more

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What could it mean if there is a wheeze on oonly one side of lung, which does not improve with ventolin, pf is completely normal, lung is also rattlin?

Needs evaluation: Do you have infection...Fever, cough...Sputum, what color? Blood count?
Why are you on ventolin? Do you have asthma? You say that pulmonary functions (pf) are normal? Might need repeating pf? Are you a smoker? Are you taking other drugs...Bcp? Need arterial blood gas, chest x-ray and/or ct scan? Consult your doctor. Thank you. ...Read more

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When chest wheezes what does this show?

When chest wheezes what does this show?

Asthma: The most common cause of chest wheezing is asthma. Bronchitis, inhalation of a foreign body, cystic fibrosis and many other things could also cause wheezing. See a doctor for an examination and possibly a breathing test. ...Read more

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What can I take for a wheezing chest?

What can I take for a wheezing chest?

Take a seat: Truly, there is nothing available over-the-counter for wheezing...And rightly so. Bronchodilators like albuterol are the medication that give your immediate relief of wheezing but overuse can lead to deadly outcomes. Your personal doctor is prepared to evaluate & treat wheezing. Sometimes your doctor will enlist the assistance of an allergist or pulmonologist. Please make an appointment to see one. ...Read more

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What can cause vibrating / wheezing in chest?

Various causes: Narrowing of the airways can cause wheezing. The reason of this narrowing needs to be found. It could be asthma, allergies, foreign body in airway, etc. More history is needed and a good physical examination by a doctor. ...Read more

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Why does chest itch after coughing then wheezing starts?

Why does chest itch after coughing then wheezing starts?

Allergies: You may have allergies or asthma that causes an itch in your chest and wheezing. Check with an allergist for pulmonologist for help. ...Read more

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My daughter is 11 months oldshe has had a bad chest and wheezing for the past 2-3 months. What should we do?

See your doctor: A cold should not last months. She may have another problem causing the symptoms including asthma or a foreign body in the airway among other possible causes. ...Read more

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I used bleach and toilet cleaner together and now my chest feels heavy & I can't stop wheezing or coughing? Will I be okay? What should I do?

I used bleach and toilet cleaner together and now my chest feels heavy & I can't stop wheezing or coughing? Will I be okay? What should I do?

You have chemical: Inhalation toxicity. Please go to the nearest ER to be treated appropriately. In the future the use of a respirator mask is a must. Get well. ...Read more

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I have had 4 previous mi's. At night exper. Chest heaviness but no pain? Some wheezing. Minor discomfort taking deep breaths. Is this another mi?

I have had 4 previous mi's. At night exper. Chest heaviness but no pain? Some wheezing. Minor discomfort taking deep breaths. Is this another mi?

Unable to say: Heart attacks can cause many different symptoms. In any given person it is impossible to diagnose a problem without a true evaluation. Because of your history you should be under the care of a physician with experience in cardiovascular disease and should call with any new or unusual symptoms. ...Read more

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Wheezing coughing sneezing chest pains?

Wheezing coughing sneezing chest pains?

See your doctor: Or go to ER or Urgent Care, chest pain and wheezing should be attended to ASAP ...Read more

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Wheezing when I cough and chest pain. What could this be?

Wheezing when I cough and chest pain. What could this be?

See Doc/lung spec.: Wheezing, cough and chest pain may suggest bronchial asthma, chronic or acute bronchitis etc. Need to see doc for office spirometry and chest radiograph or see a lung specialist to make sure that you do not have bronchial asthma. Angina is less likely with cough and wheezing unless associated with congestive heart failure. ...Read more

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Why does my wheeze get worse when I lay on my right side with a chest infection?

Wheeze: What is causing the wheezing in the first place? When you lie on your right side, you are restricting the expansion of the right lung somewhat. You should be examined by your physician to determine the cause of the wheezing and get treated for it. ...Read more

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I breathed in and heard wheezing in my chest, but only once and it only lasted a couple seconds. Should I be worried?

I breathed in and heard wheezing in my chest, but only once and it only lasted a couple seconds. Should I be worried?

Wheezing: The brief wheeze was probably caused when you temporarily partially blocked a small airway with a mucous plug then you cleared or with a cough or normal breathing causing the wheeze to stop ...Read more

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BAby is wheezing. His chest is cleared. Tried ventolin but it doesn't seem to be working. Any other suggestions? Baby is 3 months.

BAby is wheezing. His chest is cleared. Tried ventolin but it doesn't seem to be working. Any other suggestions? Baby is 3 months.

Wheezing: Examine your baby, if your baby is working hard to breathe, flaring his nostrils, chest is retracting and you can see him using his accessory muscles of respiration, then you should take him to the ER. He may require a nebulizer treatment and further evaluation. If your baby is very comfortable and happy, feeding well, then you can take him to see your pediatrician. Consider allergens/HEPA filter ...Read more

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I am not able to breath deep. I feel smthing wheezing in my chest region. Few weeks before I had pain in my leftarmpit. (chronic over masturbator)?

Anxiety?: First tell us whether the wheezing occurs when you are breathing in or breathing out? Assuming that you are under 40 (the masturbation factor) and thus the problem appears to be from anxiety or stress. A condition known as vocal cord dysfunction (problem getting enough air) for which ENT consult may be helpful. Don't see any link between left armpit pain & your breathing problem. ...Read more

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Hi, I have developed a very dry itchy caught. I'm not sick as I can see. Morning time I can't breath and have a bad caught. Chest is wheezing badly?

Probable asthma: Your symptoms of cough and wheezing suggest and obstructive pulmonary disorder. You need to see a pulmonary doctor and undergo a pft and possible x-ray. If decreased airflow is found treatment with bronchodilators and steroids is in order. ...Read more

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I have suffered with exercise-induced wheezing and chest tightening for 20 years. It has become more severe in past 6 months to the point that I don't want to exercise. I am an avid downhill skier and need to be in condition for the upcoming season. Inte

I have suffered with exercise-induced wheezing and chest tightening for 20 years. It has become more severe in past 6 months to the point that I don't want to exercise. I am an avid downhill skier and need to be in condition for the upcoming season. Inte

You need a physical: It sounds like you need to have a physical exam with your physician. What has previously been diagnosed may now be angina pectoris, and if you are experiencing chest pain you need an urgent evaluation with your doctor and a referral for a stress test where they can evaluate the safety of your exercise regimen and evaluate and treat any exertional dyspnea. Go for a physical and get a cardiology ref ...Read more

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Can greek yogurt cause chest tightness, wheezing & coughing?

Can greek yogurt cause chest tightness, wheezing & coughing?

Allergic: Yes, you are apparently allergic to one of the substances found in the yogurt. You may want to consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Do you know is wheeze just smoking related or sign of chest infection?

Do you know is wheeze just smoking related or sign of chest infection?

Could be both: First stop smoking! This is an irritant to the airways and can cause a wheeze. An infection can cause inflammation to the airways which could make you wheeze. Take advantage of the wheeze and stop smoking and see your doctor. All that wheezes is not asthma! meaning many things can also cause wheeze. ...Read more

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My daughter is 11 months old. She has had a bad chest and wheezing for the past 2-3 months. Any ideas what could be wrong?

Wheezy bronchitis: She sounds like she has bronchospasm which could be a transient form of asthma. This is more likely if she has eczema, food intolerances and persistent nasal congestion. There are other conditions which need to be eliminated such as congenital lung problem, foreign body aspiration and pneumonia. ...Read more

Dr. Duane Gels
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Wheezing (Definition)

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