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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

Dr. Duane Gels
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Wheezing (Definition)

Wheezing = sibilant rhonchi = whistling sound ...Read more


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Wheezing at night when laying down but no cough? Dr said it was asthma but I'm not sure? My chest gets tight as well sometimes

Wheezing at night when laying down but no cough? Dr said it was asthma but I'm not sure? My chest gets tight as well sometimes

It happens: Asthma is a variable condition most known for reversible restriction to airflow in the tiny airways. This is represented best by wheezing or "tightness". Cough is a less specific feature and may or may not be present on any specific occasion. Try to learn as much as you can about asthma and how it may be affecting you. It is a very significant illness & true asthma is a lifelong problem. ...Read more

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I'm having wheezing, chest pain, itchiness all over my body. Its easier to breath while laying down. I feel like somethings bubbling in my lower throat?

I'm having wheezing, chest pain, itchiness all over my body. Its easier to breath while laying down. I feel like somethings bubbling in my lower throat?

Hypersenstivity: It sounds like you are having a hypersensitivity or "allergic reaction". You should be evaluated by a physician right now - bubbling in your throat could be a signal your airway is swelling and at risk for closure. ...Read more

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My chest hurts when I lie down and im suddenly wheezing and coughing up water-like liquid and experiencing painful coughing.

My chest hurts when I lie down and im suddenly wheezing and coughing up water-like liquid and experiencing painful coughing.

Chest pain w/wheezin: Go to ER as soon as possible. You do not mention age or other history but may have some excess water in lungs and some heart issues that need a water pill or medicine to resolve it. Could also be reflux with asthma but that needs evaluation as well, GO to ER immediately. ...Read more

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I have had a chokey productive cough for months. No pain in chest, no fever, worse when I lay down. Doesn't seem to be drainage. No wheezing.

Could be allergy: Although this could be reflux--allergy is another cause--you may try an over the counter allergy med in the evening and see if this resolves. ...Read more

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I am getting over a pretty bad cold that went down into my chest. My cough mostly better but I still have a wheeze upon expiration, and runny nose.

I am getting over a pretty bad cold that went down into my chest. My cough mostly better but I still have a wheeze upon expiration, and runny nose.

Wheezing: Wheezing sounds on breathing can sometimes be a sign of asthma, which would need to be treated with special inhalers. You should see your primary care doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Irritating dry cough for 7weeks after cold, tickly feeling in throat, wheezing, no blood or phlegm, worse when lay down. Dr said chest clear, is it bad?

Irritating dry cough for 7weeks after cold, tickly feeling in throat, wheezing, no blood or phlegm, worse when lay down. Dr said chest clear, is it bad?

Post viral symptoms: It is common to get post viral symptoms such as you described for up to 12 weeks after s viral infection. If your chest is clear and you are not producing phlegm then it is unlikely there is significant illness. Try some steam inhalation before bedtime or taking an antihistamine. It may help alleviate the symptoms ...Read more

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I'm coming down with a strong cold & have asthma too. Trouble breathing and wheezing. What OTC can I take if im breast feeding my 11mo old?

I'm coming down with a strong cold & have asthma too. Trouble breathing and wheezing. What OTC can I take if im breast feeding my 11mo old?

Anything OTC mostly: There are a few flags here. Mainly, if you really are having trouble breathing and wheezing, that needs to get looked at asap. However, most asthma medications and otc decongestants are fine to take while breastfeeding, unless you are taking them above the recommended amount. If you have any questions about other remedies or herbal remedies, ask the pharmacist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing cough (worsened by: lying flat, worse at night) (quality: no phlegm or mucus), wheezing (worsened by: breathing in cold air, lying flat, smoking, worse at night), chest pain or discomfort (worsened by: after sudden movements, afte?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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I am experiencing cough (worsened by: lying flat, worse at night) (quality: no phlegm or mucus), wheezing (worsened by: breathing in cold air, lying flat, smoking, worse at night), chest pain or discomfort (worsened by: after sudden movements, afte?

Asthma: You appear to be suffering from asthma and perhaps acid reflux as well (worse when lying down). Recommend that you consult an allergist since there is suggestion that you may have a sinus infection as well. Do not delay. If you can't get to see an allergist within the next 24 hrs, go to the ER. ...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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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

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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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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