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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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Wheezing (Definition)

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

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Im 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?

Im 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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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.

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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When chest wheezes what does this show?

When chest wheezes what does this show?

Narrow airway: All wheezing means is that one's airway is narrowed - think about a hose that one steps on when the water if flowing. One's physician should be able to understand why wheezing-, the narrowed airway, is occurring. Some reasons can be relatively benign others may be much more serious. ...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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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 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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