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Wheezing Lying Down
Wheezing is caused by airway constriction or reactivity and creates a high pitched musical sound during expiration and sometimes during inspiration.
This noise in one position may indicate an anatomical change in the configuration of the airway. If your nasal passages are congested, post nasal drip may trigger cough when lying down. Please follow up with your physician. ...Read more
How can you tell the difference between Asthma and Mitral Repair Annuloplasty Ring 2 yrs on causing wheezing on exhaling Air at night when lying down?
What could cause involuntary vocal cord vibration when lying down? For the past few weeks as I try to go to sleep my vocal cords will start making noise-it is not a snore or a wheeze, just a moan noise. This had never happened to me before and I'm wonderi
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Productive cough for week with metallic taste in mouth and wheeze on exhale. Worse when lying down. No fever. Require doctor visit? Started like cold.
Fever, chills. 2 weeks of dry violent coughing fits. Now short of breath esp on exertion or lying down, yellow sputum, wheezing. Can't talk only whisper for 8 days. & sinus infection pain, mild fever.?
Go to ER....: Your shortness of breath is a concerning symptom as well as your laryngitis which likely represents upper airway inflammation. You may have pneumonia so you need a chest x-ray as well as a sputum culture to diagnose the bacteria responsible for your infection. You may need supplemental oxygen as well as IV antibiotics so you should go to the nearest er asap. Let us know how you do! Good luck! ...Read more
Perhaps but: Symbicort is meant to be a controller drug and thus should be taken twice daily regularly. Its optimal effects are at about 2 weeks. If this drug is right for you, it will prevent the wheezing at night. However if you only cough and wheeze when lying down, we need to consider acid reflux as a cause as well. ...Read more
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
I've had a wheezing that is real noticeable in early am when laying down, and a dark reddish bruise on right rib cage doesn't hurt. Related?
Wheezing while laying down. Occasionally bottom of rib on right side hurts. Can't take deep breath. My dr said my lungs sound fine though.?
Could be the ribs...: Ribs can hurt at the cartilage. The ribs actually move at the cartilage. There are joints where different bones meet. Inflammation (irritation, tenderness, pain) there is called costochondritis. For that, Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) can help. If symptoms persist, then the doctor can do a re-evaluation to look at the x-rays, the lungs, the liver, the gall bladder, and other organs in that area. ...Read more
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
Bad cough and producing yellow sputum. Notice wheezing from my chest when I laugh or lie down. Cough worse when laying down. What should I take?
Trouble breathing while laying down and dizziness. Once sitting up it begins to feel better but continue wheezing and feeling dizzy for an hour after?
Asthma: Sounds an awful lot like asthma to me - often there is dust or bed mites, or other foreign proteins in bedroom air that triggers an attack. You should carefully wash all your bed linens, bed clothes, but also dust, remove old reading materials, wash your drapes, vacuum under the bed etc. Don't use scented cleaner. An inhaler medication may be indicated, best obtained from your family doc. ...Read more
Trouble breathing while laying down and dizziness. Once sitting up it begins to feel better but continue wheezing and feeling dizzy for an hour after.
Need a check up:
Postural hypo tension to be evaluated-
autonomic dys function will need further evaluation
Tilt table test etc ...Read more
I have had a chronic cough with hard time breathing and clear phlem and wheezing when laying down and then crackiling in throat as well. What is it?
Depends: Generally, a chronic cough is defined as one lasting more than 8 weeks. The most common causes include post nasal drainage, reflux, and asthma. Depending on the cause, the treatment is different. For example for asthma, inhaled corticosteroids are the mainstay. It's best to see your doctor for testing to determine cause. Your smoking status is also important. ...Read more
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?
Time to call the Dr.: A 2 week old baby is vulnerable to infections, and if he catches one, he needs to be examined by the doctor. If his doctor is not available now for advice, he should be seen at a children's emergency room or a regular emergency room. A wheezing and coughing newborn should not wait, but should be seen now. ...Read more
My daughter had some juice go down "the wrong pipe". She was coughing for 5-10 minutes after, and a few hours later she is wheezing. What's wrong?
Question answered: You have already answered your own question. What is wrong is that juice went down the wrong pipe and irritated it. It will take time for this irritation to heal. ...Read more
Deviated septum: If severe, might have to be corrected. ...Read more
I've had bad sinuse/allergies for 2 months now. I lay down and I wheeze loud when I exhale or laugh. Is this bad??
Unfortunately, yes: You may have what is called :Airway Hyper-responsiveness, in other words, twitchy lower airways (bronchi) secondary to what's going on in the upper airways, nose and sinuses, you need to see your doctor for assessment, ? Rx medications to take care of your sinus problems, and wheezing, or refer you to an allergist/immunologist. Check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, goodluck ...Read more
Asthma?: All the listed symptoms can be explained by acute rhinitis of either an infectious or allergic nature. The wheezing, however, could be a warning sign of increased risk. Do you have a history of asthma (which could be exacerbated by either pollens that are on the rise or infection or other triggers). Several measures can be considered for improvement, but a little more information is needed. ...Read more
My son has asthma. Its flared up with a persistant cough. How do I calm it down besides his pump? He's not wheezing.
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
Wheezing&cough when I lay down. Cant breathe feels like an asthma. Usually last for 3 hours after I stand up. What could this be?
I am asthmatic and been coughing up mucus a lot I also noticed a wheeze even just sitting down but it is relieved if I cough. Is this normal?
I start wheezing when I lie down. Sitting up the doctors hear no problem. I have a cough for 4 months now and basic antibiotics did not work.
Asthma?: Without an examination would only be guessing, but seeing a pulmonologist (lung doctor) would be a very good idea. In addition to listening to your lungs there are some simple assessments of lung function that can be made rapidly and potentially lead to a diagnosis in concert with a full history. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more
Having a little wheeze when I take deep breath when I Lay down. Not short of breath but have mild palpatations when I change position. Is this normal?
Probably: Having a little wheeze when lying down specially when lying on one side sometimes occur in people with deviated septum ...Read more
Every time I lay down to sleep my chest gets tighter but no wheezing but struggle to breath but I can't sleep sitting up due to chronic back pain what else can I do as it's keeping me up every night?
Sudden cough stuffy nose wheezing when breathing and headache from coughing could I be coming down with a cold?
You may: As described, you appear to be developing an infection that is affecting your lungs too with probable congestion and resultant wheezing. See the Doctor to get evaluated and treated, and to determine if it is viral or bacterial, for which the latter would require antibiotics. Best wishes. ...Read more
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