wheezing on exhale when lying down

Why am I wheezing when lying down only?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology
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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.
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Fever, chills. 2 wks 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. ?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Pulmonary Critical Care
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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!

Asthma

Do's And Don'ts

DO remember that you can still be an asthmatic without audible wheezing. You may cough instead.

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My boyfriend was laying down w/ my head on his chest and i could hear wheezing. what does it mean?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology
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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.
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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.?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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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 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.
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Asthma

Interesting Fact

Myth: asthma lasts forever. Following improvement, however, one may be more prone to wheeze.

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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?

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Dr. David G. Nelson
Family Medicine
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Maybe


Sometimes you will cough or sneeze hard enough to injure or fracture a rib. Wheezing at night often means borderline asthma or bronchospasm from an infection
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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?

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Dr. Peter Y. Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care
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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.
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1 year ago gurgling lying on back. CXR neg. CXR neg now. CT 2013 mild linear scar RUL. Mild atel. RML. Tight RUL now. Mild wheeze. Norm w/scar?

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Dr. John T. Chiu
Allergy and Immunology
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Obstruction?


If you are overweight, you may have obstruction at the upper airway (usually from the tongue falling back) when you are lying on your back. Another possibilityis aspiration from GERD- try sleeping on a 4-6 inch wedge to see if this helps. Your asthma does not seem to be under control either.
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Is some wheezing on exhale normal?

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Dr. Michael C. Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology
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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.
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i only wheeze when i exhale ..is that normal?

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Yes and no


it is typical that wheezes are heard only with exhalation. It is not normal to wheeze.
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