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What does a wheezing sound actually sound like? What does it mean to have a wheezing sound?

What does a wheezing sound actually sound like? What does it mean to have a wheezing sound?

Whistling: Wheezing in your lungs is just like whisling with your lips. A lot of air is being forced quickly through a narrow opening, and the result is a whistling sound. And just like whistling, the pitch and volume can vary somewhat, sometimes pretty low and sometimes high. In adults, wheezing is usually asthma. In kids, wheezing can be asthma, but it can be a lot of other things too. ...Read more

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Dr. Duane Gels
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Wheezing (Definition)

Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound during breathing. It occurs when air flows through ...Read more


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I only wheeze at night. Always wake up to hear myself wheezing that sounds like whistling ?

Well : Could be a several things asthma some people just wizard night. You can if wheezing at night due to congestive heart failure also. For specific diagnosis and treatment see a primary care physician ...Read more

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Is wheezing after giving formula normal i give her formula everyday and after I am done feeding her she has this wheezing sound

Is wheezing after giving formula normal i give her formula everyday and after I am done feeding her she has this wheezing sound

Wheezing : Wheezing after feeding is not necessarily normal. You should call your child's doctor to discuss. They may want you to bring her in and feed her in the office so that they can examine her while she is making the noise. If you think that she is having difficulty breathing, turning blue, or going limp, you need to call your doctor immediately or take her to the emergency room. ...Read more

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From last 6 months I am experiencing sudden cough with wheezing sound everyday which lasts for 20 minutes and go away. What can it be?

Sinus drip?: Good evening, sanderaika sudden cough with a wheezing is likely due to a sinus drip triggering a reactivity of the airway. When anything, including the discharge from the sinuses enters the airway, the tubes try to shrink in order to keep the secretions from entering, which cause wheezing, and a sudden cough expels the drip that already found its way in. Taking care of the sinus drip will be good. ...Read more

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I just notice than when I twist my body a sound like "wheezing" or "hissing" comes deep from my body, specially with the moth open. I guess is from the lungs. Is that normal??

I just notice than when I twist my body a sound like "wheezing" or "hissing" comes deep from my body, specially with the moth open. I guess is from the lungs. Is that normal??

Exam needed: An examination is needed to determine where the sound is coming from. Sounds come from turbulent movement of fluid or air. Movement of air in the gut or expelling of air trapped in the lungs from asthma or COPD (smoking is the common cause of COPD) can cause all sorts of sounds. Gut noise without pain/symptoms typically is not a sign of problems. Wheezing from lungs is not normal, and needs exam. ...Read more

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What could cause a wheezing/whistling sound when I breathe?

What could cause a wheezing/whistling sound when I breathe?

Worth a visit: First, figure out if from upper or lower airways. Upper airways: snoring/obstructive sleep apnea, stridor, septal deviation/perforation, polyp,VCD/laryngospasm, croupy cough, hoarse from larynx issues. Lower: asthma, COPD, heart failure, GERD, foreign body, pneumothorax, pleuritis, pneumonia, to name a few. Go to ER/UC EKG, Echo, CXR, PFT, pulse ox, exam, rhinoscopy. Checked out. ...Read more

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I have cough and wheezing sound and green sputum too what could it to be?

I have cough and wheezing sound and green sputum too what could it to be?

Yes: The diagnosis of bronchitis is made by a physician, from a thorough history and physical. It is generally a self-limiting inflammation of the airways in the lung due to an upper respiratory infection. In general, it includes a cough that last at least 5 days and is associated with sputum production. Wheezing may also be a symptoms. Pneumonia can develop from bronchitis. ...Read more

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My 6 day old sounds stuffy and sometimes wheezing. Is this normal and should I use a humidifyer?

My 6 day old sounds stuffy and sometimes wheezing. Is this normal and should I use a humidifyer?

Yes and no: Some stuffiness or sneezing is normal in young babies because of their tiny nasal passages. But much wheezing or coughing, on the other hand, might be signs of something that should be addressed, such as a respiratory infection or reflux. ...Read more

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