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Dr. Duane Gels
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Wheezing (Definition)

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


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Why am i wheezing when lying down only?

Why am i wheezing when lying down only?

Wheezing: 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

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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. ?

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

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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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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??

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

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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.?

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

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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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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?

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

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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?

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

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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 wheezing when I exhale in the morning for the last 10 weeks but only when lying on left side, not sit or stand or climp stairs. Have HH 4cm?

I have wheezing when I exhale in the morning for the last 10 weeks but only when lying on left side, not sit or stand or climp stairs. Have HH 4cm?

Just a thought: This sounds a bit like a local obstruction which is acting like a "ball valve" making "noise when you shift your position ...a BRONCHIAL ADENOMA (benign growth) and sometimes an 'inhaled" foreign body (eg peanut) can produce this "ball valve" effect..Check this idea out with your PCP (primary Care Provider) Just a thought . Hope it helps Dr Z ...Read more

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I only wheeze when I exhale ..Is that normal?

Yes and no: It is typical that wheezes are heard only with exhalation. It is not normal to wheeze. ...Read more

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Is some wheezing on exhale normal?

Is some wheezing on exhale normal?

Not normal: Wheezing is the sound made when air flow is forced through narrowed airways. Wheezing is a common symptom of asthma (small airways in the lungs). Wheezing can also come from narrowing with turbulent air flow through any other part of the airway. It is best to have wheezing evaluated even if it is mild. ...Read more

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I find myself wheezing when i exhale fast, what's going on?

Airway obstruction: Wheezing is the musical sound created when air is rushing through a narrowed airway. When wheezing occurs on expiration, this is a very common symptom of asthma or copd. This may be accompanied by cough, shortness of breath or chest tightness if it is asthma. Less common causes of wheezing that are serious are heart failure, foreign body or tumors in the airway. ...Read more

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My 14 day old can't keep down his formula and keeps coughing and wheezing... What do I do?

My 14 day old can't keep down his formula and keeps coughing and wheezing... What do I do?

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