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Dr. Brian Bezack
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Wheezing (Overview)

Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound during breathing. It occurs when air flows through narrowed breathing tubes (bronchi).


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What causes wheezing?

What causes wheezing?

Bronchial spasm: Your airway is made of tubes called bronchi. The smaller tubes at the ends are called bronchioles. They are lined with muscles that can constrict (squeeze) or dilate (expand). Anything that makes the bronchioles constrict (infection, allergies, etc.) will make you wheeze. ...Read more

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Wheezing (Overview)

Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound during breathing. It occurs when air flows through narrowed breathing tubes (bronchi).


Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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Take ventolin hfa for asthma. What does inhale 1 puff q4-6 hours prn wheezing mean?

Take ventolin hfa for asthma. What does inhale 1 puff q4-6 hours prn wheezing mean?

Sig: It means take 1 puff every 4 to 6 hours as needed for wheezing, (but it should be 1 to 2 puffs), . ...Read more

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Dr. Mandakini Patel
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What is the best way to treat wheezing and trouble breathing that occur after a nasty cold?

Wheezing with cold : If you have asthma and are wheezing you need to use your rescue inhaler. Some viral infections, however can cause reactive airways and may cause you to wheeze even if you do not have asthma, in that case you need t o see your doctor to give you a bronchodilator. You may aslo trya steam vaporiser and soem liquid vicks in the vaporiser to make your breathing easier. ...Read more

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
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I have heard there is new medication just out to treat Breathlessness and wheezing, can you confirm what this is please.?

I have heard there is new medication just out to treat Breathlessness and wheezing, can you confirm what this is please.?

Asthma? COPD?: It depends on whether your inhalers are for mild asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder) http://www.webmd.com/asthma/news/20140702/new-inhaled-drug-shows-promise-against-asthma-allergies http://www.centerwatch.com/drug-information/fda-approved-drugs/drug/1323/incruse-ellipta-umeclidinium-inhalation-powder ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Handler
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I seem to be wheezing through my nose. I have dysphonia and am treated with botox. I have just come through a 10 day aphonic period. What should I do?

I seem to be wheezing through my nose. I have dysphonia and am treated with botox. I have just come through a 10 day aphonic period. What should I do?

See your MD: If i get you correctly you are being treated for dysphonia with botox. If so then you should discuss your concerns with your doctor who is probably an otolaryngologist. If not then see an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Fisher
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If a z-pack was unsuccessful in treating bronchitis, is there logic in a dr giving another one for a 2nd round? Bronchial spasms, wheezing, cough..

If a z-pack was unsuccessful in  treating bronchitis, is there logic in a dr giving another one for a 2nd round?  Bronchial spasms, wheezing,  cough..

No.: This does not make good sense. Most bronchitis is viral and does not respond to antibiotics. A second course will generally not do any better. Unless you had signs or symptoms that specifically suggested bacterial infection i would hold off on antibiotics and consider other agents for the wheezing and cough. ...Read more

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Dr. Colin Kerr
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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my wheezing?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my wheezing?

Asthma Rx: Asthma (wheezing) is a serious condition and needs proper treatment. Some of the commonly recommended home treatments (like caffeine or vitamin c) are not effective enough for safety. The best treatment is albuterol (either tablet or inhaler). The best prices are at walmart, where the tablets cost: albuterol 2mg tab $4 for 90 tablets $10 for 270 tablets; 4mg $4 for 60 tablets $10 for 180. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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My baby is wheezing a bit with his bad head cold. Hes on meds now. Do I still need to give him breathing treatments? He hasnt been wheezing unil now.

My baby is wheezing a bit with his bad head cold. Hes on meds now. Do I still need to give him breathing treatments? He hasnt been wheezing unil now.

Age? why on nebs?: Your ? Raises ?. Breathing rx is one good way to moisten the airways of a congested/wheezing kid which helps them get mucous up. If baby is playful with resp rates 40's to 50 & taking fluids well, this is probably not much of a change and nebs help some. If the rr>55, baby iis working to breathe & feeds are falling off it is time to discuss the change with your dr. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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How to cure wheezing problems in a 9 yr old child?

How to cure wheezing problems in a 9 yr old child?

Eliminate the cause: Dr.Ferdows's answer is correct. But another road is to determine what triggers the attack, such as infections, allergies, excercise, cold air, irritants such as cigarrette smoke, and eliminate exposure to them. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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How do you get rid of wheezing without your proventil inhaler?

How do you get rid of wheezing without your proventil inhaler?

Steroid inhaler.: If talking about asthma, steroids used once or twice daily are better for prevention of wheezing. Beta-agonists (proventil) open up airways acutely, and we call them rxcue inhalers. They should not be the only means used. If you have copd, the situation is more serious, and combinations of inhaled steroids with anti-cholinergic medication may be indicated. ...Read more

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