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Wheezing But No Cough
Hi I would like to now what could it be that I have wheezing but no cough used to be a smoker for about 25- year and quit about 4 month ago?
Congratulations!: Wonderful that you have quit smoking; however, it sounds as if you may be having symptoms from the damage that the long term smoking has caused. The great thing is that you quit smoking! Please see a doctor and have a simple peak flow performed; the doctor will have an idea if you have lost lung function. Perhaps he/she may even have samples of an inhaler to start you on to see if you improve. ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
When breathing I hear wheezing sound (no cough/flu). Test a few time for pulse too, range is always between 100-119 resting. Relationship?
Need more info.: Is this an acute or chronic issue. Do you smoke? Does your job expose you to fumes or smoke? If this is acute, you may need to be considered for acute bronchitis or other lung infection. If chronic, then you may need to be evaluated for asthma or emphysema. Regardless, a doctor's visit is in order. ...Read more
I have wheezing and no cough. What could be the cause. Had a chest X-ray in June was clear for cancer and told I had bronchitis but I no cough.
Asthma or post viral: Reactive airway disease.Get a more detailed answer ›
Indirectly......: Barrett's esophagus is an injury to the esophagus that happens when there is gastroesophageal reflux present. And, GERD can cause wheezing and cough. If the GERD is treated, the cough and wheezing due to the GERD will go away and Barrett's esophagus will be avoided so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment of GERD! ...Read more
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
Sometimes when rushing to walk it gets difficult to breath, I wheeze and usually cough to clear it. What should I do?
Is it normal to feel a little tight in the chest and wheeze when you cough after jogging if you're out of shape?
No reason to take a chance. ...Read more
Suffering with heartburn for5days & developed wheezing & a dry cough for3 days. I generally feel unwell. I'm a healthy weight, eat healthily & exercise?
All from heartburn: Heartburn can mimic asthma and allergies and produce a cough through something called laryngopharyngeal reflux, which is an extension of gastroesophageal reflux (fancy name for heartburn). Hopefully treatment of the heartburn will make everything else go away as well. Try Prevacid or Nexium (esomeprazole) OTC for a week and if all's not well after that go see your PMD. ...Read more
Any home remedy for wheezing and dry cough, my son 9year old frequently suffering, feeling bad of giving him antibiotic more...
I have lung problem. Twice or three times a year during the night, shortness of speech, wheezing, mucous when cough. Help! Please recommend medicine!
How to clear lungs and open airways. No asthma but wheeze and dry cough. Feel clogged. What can I take? Anything natural? Can lungs close off?
How do you know?: You will need a lung function test to ascertain whether your have asthma. If you smoke, you may be suffering from chronic bronchitis and the treatment is stopping smoking- the most natural way. If you continue on smoking even just 1 pack a day, you are risking conditions such as chronic irreversible lung obstruction, bronchitis, and even cancers involving different body parts. ...Read more
12 hours of dyspnea, wheezing and productive cough with white frothy phlegm. Relieved without any medication. Next day same, took citrazine and relieved?
Wheezing, SOB, productive cough x7 wks following a cold. Chest X-ray ok. No abx given. Inhaler helps a bit but not getting better. What now?
Dry cough 7 days - some clear mucous, feel wheeze and crackles. Cough at end of exhale. Breathless and tired. Cephalexin for 5 days no help. Worried
Should pass: New onset cough, even with a wheeze, is most commonly a transient issue due to low-grade, often viral, illness affecting the respiratory tract. Cough generally lingers the longest. If you are worried or have other concerning symptoms, see your doctor as the list of potential causes (other than the above) is long. ...Read more
Wheezing and mild cough lasting months now. 2 chest x-rays a month apart were normal. Ent says everything normal. What could this be? Smoker, 29
I've had a persistent cough that is associated with some wheezing. When these coughs start they can get to where I feel like I'm going to throw up. If I suck on a cough drop it seems to help. I feel like it's taking control of my life. I don't have insura
Chronic cough: The three commonest causes for a chronic cough are asthma, nasal/sinus conditions and gastroesophageal reflux. Thick secretions might be causing the cough to make you feel like you'll vomit. Wheezing sounds like you are in the asthma area. Even without insurance, you can get care. Try calling your county's medical society for guidance to a free clinic or federally-funded community clinic. ...Read more
Why have I started wheezing after my cough left? Had postnasal drip led to cough, now runny nose, a week into this and now wheezing.
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