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Wheezing Only When Exhaling
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
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
If you have: Asthma you might wheeze as you exhale. It is like a spasm of your breathing tree in your lungs, the airways .as they spasm they closed own and the space for the air to exit narrows and you hear the noise as the wheeze . If you take medicine to relax the spasm in the airway the space opens and the wheeze and noise goes away ...Read more
It it normal to have a bit of a wheeze when you forcefully exhale rapidly? Or is this a symptom of asthma?
What should I do if i'm consistently wheezing when I exhale? I've been working around pet dander for over 1 month.
Every time my pro air hfa inhaler gets weaker , i get a little wheeze that you can only hear when i'm in a quiet room(end of exhale).Why ?
Return inhaler: Pro air hfa should deliver the same quality and quantity of albuterol with each actuaction until the counter reads zero. If you believe the inhaler is defective, return it to the pharmacy for a replacement. If you find that you are having symptoms that are not controlled, check with your doctor. ...Read more
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
Bronchial Asthma: No , it is not normal. You call that expiratory wheeze. ...Read more
Getting over a virus of some sort.I feel much better but still have a wheeze type issue when I exhale hard. Cannot get whatever it is unstuck. Ideas?
Mucous plug: you probably have some built up mucous in your lungs. Use some OTC Mucinex (guaifenesin) 1200 mg bid as well as increase your water intake to thin the mucous. It should resolve soon always take deep breaths to help open up the lung area during the day If fever or increased wheezing see PCP ...Read more
Is it normal to wheeze if I forcefully exhale? I don't wheeze with normal breathing or deep breathes
Forceful exhale: yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a faint wheezing sound at the end of my exhale. I smoked for 9 years in my forties. I quit 10 years ago. It is only a noise?
Wheezing: DURING the end of exhalation is often NORMAL particularly if you are FORCING the exhalation!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
I have a constant slight whistle with exhalation. One doctor said it was wheezing. But the other two said that it is not a wheeze and it is nothing?
Location is everythg: "Wheezing" is a very specific thing, from a doc's perspective. It is a sound created when small airways in the lungs become tight & produce a characteristic sound when you breathe. LOTS of things can cause breathing noise, but aren't "wheezing" in the textbook sense. Don't give up!. I suspect you have a slight obstruction in your throat or something. I'd X-ray your throat for starters. God bless! ...Read more
Maybe: It is really necessary to have a good physical exam and possibly so called pulmonary function tests to come up with a definite diagnosis. ...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
Is it normal to hear a howling sound when exhaling forcefully? And could wheezing when breathing very slowly be normal? Kind of worried about cancer
My child is wheezing when exhaling has a harsh cough an voice.Steam isn't helping him he is sleeping inbetween coughing i will be taking him to docs?
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?
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