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Dr. Duane Gels
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Wheezing (Definition)

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


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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

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

Cancer unlikely: In your age group, lung cancer would be very unlikely. Wheezing is not normal and perhaps the "howling" sound is a form of wheezing? I would see your doctor for exam to determine if you have any lung problems or not. ...Read more

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Can I unconsciously make myself wheeze? I hear a whistling sound when I exhale in a certain way. Pulmonologist said its anxiety. I have OCD and GAD

Can I unconsciously make myself wheeze? I hear a whistling sound when I exhale in a certain way. Pulmonologist said its anxiety. I have OCD and GAD

OCD and GAD: I understand your distress of OCD and GAD.
Feel good about seeing Pulmonologist to find out if there is a Respiratory problem.
“I hear a whistling sound when I exhale In a Certain Way” is part of OCD.

Both OCD and GAD can be treated successfully with Therapy, Behavior Modification, Medication and Relaxation by Psychiatrist.
Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Meditation, Yoga and Visual Imagery. ...Read more

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Lung vibration when breathing in only on left side, also a wheezing sound on exhaling, pf is normal I do have asthma, does this sound serious?

Lung vibration when breathing in only on left side, also a wheezing sound on exhaling, pf is normal I do have asthma, does this sound serious?

Your symptoms: Are too complex and incomplete todiagnose over the net. You need to be examined and likely have at least a chest x-ray. Do not delay. ...Read more

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I've noticed a wheezing sound as I breathe out only after exercising a year ago and now it's happening randomly and I feel a tickle in my throat?

I've noticed a wheezing sound as I breathe out only after exercising a year ago and now it's happening randomly and I feel a tickle in my throat?

Lung issue: This sounds like worsening of your asthma. You may have exercise induced asthma that is now also including a chronic astma condition. Asthma and allergies can be related and your tickle may be a sign of allergy exacerbation. You can see an allergist or pulmonary physician or many primary care physicians can begin to treat this ...Read more

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Some wheezing on exhale, congestion on xray, good oxygen sat, an dr said air sounds to be moving. Been on prednisone & antibiotic. Still having hard t?

Some wheezing on exhale, congestion on xray, good oxygen sat, an dr said air sounds to be moving. Been on prednisone & antibiotic. Still having hard t?

Bronchitis?: Sounds as if your doctor is attentive and alert to potential problems. They, having the benefit of being able to examine and assess you, are in a much better position to determine the best course of therapy. If you are dissatisfied with their advice seek a second opinion from someone who has access to you and your records and test results. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have this wheezing sound and a slight tickling in my throat when I exhale, doctor listened to my lungs and said everything sounds normal?

I have this wheezing sound and a slight tickling in my throat when I exhale, doctor listened to my lungs and said everything sounds normal?

Upper airway sounds: Congestion in the upper airway, such as from allergies, could produce a whistling sound that mimics a wheeze. The tickle in the throat could be evidence of allergies as well. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip from chronic sinus infection 3 months. Cause chest congestion/throat wheezing, especially at night when laying down or waking up? Wheezing in throat is when exhaling and sounds crackling. Congestion in chest is productive.

Can post nasal drip from chronic sinus infection 3 months. Cause chest congestion/throat wheezing, especially at night when laying down or waking up? Wheezing in throat is when exhaling and sounds crackling. Congestion in chest is productive.

See doctor: Although chronic sinusitis may be associated with coughing and worsening in asthma, it does not per se cause a productive cough and expiratory wheezing. I suspect that you are suffering from asthma. Recommend that you consult an allergist who will likely be able to find out the cause for your chronic sinusitis and chest congestion. You may have upper airway obstruction which needs be considered. ...Read more

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What does a wheezing sound actually sound like? What does it mean to have a wheezing sound?

What does a wheezing sound actually sound like? What does it mean to have a wheezing sound?

Whistling: Wheezing in your lungs is just like whisling with your lips. A lot of air is being forced quickly through a narrow opening, and the result is a whistling sound. And just like whistling, the pitch and volume can vary somewhat, sometimes pretty low and sometimes high. In adults, wheezing is usually asthma. In kids, wheezing can be asthma, but it can be a lot of other things too. ...Read more

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Is wheezing after giving formula normal I give her formula everyday and after I am done feeding her she has this wheezing sound

Is wheezing after giving formula normal I give her formula everyday and after I am done feeding her she has this wheezing sound

Wheezing: Wheezing after feeding is not necessarily normal. You should call your child's doctor to discuss. They may want you to bring her in and feed her in the office so that they can examine her while she is making the noise. If you think that she is having difficulty breathing, turning blue, or going limp, you need to call your doctor immediately or take her to the emergency room. ...Read more

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I only wheeze at night. Always wake up to hear myself wheezing that sounds like whistling?

I only wheeze at night. Always wake up to hear myself wheezing that sounds like whistling?

Well: Could be a several things asthma some people just wizard night. You can if wheezing at night due to congestive heart failure also. For specific diagnosis and treatment see a primary care physician ...Read more

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From last 6 months I am experiencing sudden cough with wheezing sound everyday which lasts for 20 minutes and go away. What can it be?

Sinus drip?: Good evening, sanderaika
sudden cough with a wheezing is likely due to a sinus drip triggering a reactivity of the airway. When anything, including the discharge from the sinuses enters the airway, the tubes try to shrink in order to keep the secretions from entering, which cause wheezing, and a sudden cough expels the drip that already found its way in. Taking care of the sinus drip will be good. ...Read more

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What could cause a wheezing/whistling sound when I breathe?

What could cause a wheezing/whistling sound when I breathe?

Worth a visit: First, figure out if from upper or lower airways. Upper airways: snoring/obstructive sleep apnea, stridor, septal deviation/perforation, polyp, VCD/laryngospasm, croupy cough, hoarse from larynx issues. Lower: asthma, COPD, heart failure, GERD, foreign body, pneumothorax, pleuritis, pneumonia, to name a few. Go to ER/UC EKG, Echo, CXR, PFT, pulse ox, exam, rhinoscopy. Checked out. ...Read more

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I have cough and wheezing sound and green sputum too what could it to be?

I have cough and wheezing sound and green sputum too what could it to be?

Yes: The diagnosis of bronchitis is made by a physician, from a thorough history and physical. It is generally a self-limiting inflammation of the airways in the lung due to an upper respiratory infection. In general, it includes a cough that last at least 5 days and is associated with sputum production. Wheezing may also be a symptoms. Pneumonia can develop from bronchitis. ...Read more

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Can a person catch something from a cat I know this sounds silly, I've had a cat for about six months. He was a found cat. He seems very happy and laid back but seems to have a constant wheeze when he breathes. He's big, maybe even a little overweight. I

Yes: Toxoplasmosis is transmitted from cats. Also cat scratch fever. Cats catch and kill mice/carry them in their mouth. Mice carry leptospirosis. You can get rabies from a cat. There are probably other diseases too - that said, I love cats and keep them around. We all have to die sometime. ...Read more

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Wheezing or lung sounds with rabies?

Be seen: If there is a concern about rabies, then be seen.....Now. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is very very slight wheezing sound after exercise a sign of asthma?

Hoping you can tell me, is very very slight wheezing sound after exercise a sign of asthma?

Could be: I would recommend being evaluated by your physician. You probably need pulmonary function testing done. ...Read more

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My 6 day old sounds stuffy and sometimes wheezing. Is this normal and should I use a humidifyer?

My 6 day old sounds stuffy and sometimes wheezing. Is this normal and should I use a humidifyer?

Yes and no: Some stuffiness or sneezing is normal in young babies because of their tiny nasal passages. But much wheezing or coughing, on the other hand, might be signs of something that should be addressed, such as a respiratory infection or reflux. ...Read more

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I'm battling cough and colds his week. Why do I make whimpering and wheezing sounds when I sleep? How do I stop?

I'm battling cough and colds his week. Why do I make whimpering and wheezing sounds when I sleep? How do I stop?

Bronchitis, asthma?: Do you smoke? This could be from asthmatic bronchitis most likely affected from cold symptoms please see your primary care provider if the wheezing or noisy breathing persist after four to five days of cold symptoms. This could be sign of sleep apnea please talk to your primary care provider regarding this. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I take a really deep breath I hear a wheezing sound I smoked weed a few times weeks ago and I sometimes have an occasinal cig?

Sometimes when I take a really deep breath I hear a wheezing sound I smoked weed a few times weeks ago and I sometimes have an occasinal cig?

Even occasional: Smoking, strange as it sounds, can be dangerous. Please see your doc to check for lung problems or rule them out. Then consider stopping smoking anything. If you think marijuana would be helpful, please get it from a doc so the dose will be regulated and the substance pure and safe. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I just notice than when I twist my body a sound like "wheezing" or "hissing" comes deep from my body, specially with the moth open. I guess is from the lungs. Is that normal??

I just notice than when I twist my body a sound like "wheezing" or "hissing" comes deep from my body, specially with the moth open. I guess is from the lungs. Is that normal??

Exam needed: An examination is needed to determine where the sound is coming from. Sounds come from turbulent movement of fluid or air. Movement of air in the gut or expelling of air trapped in the lungs from asthma or COPD (smoking is the common cause of COPD) can cause all sorts of sounds. Gut noise without pain/symptoms typically is not a sign of problems. Wheezing from lungs is not normal, and needs exam. ...Read more

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When I breathe, my lungs make a wheezing sound?

When I breathe, my lungs make a wheezing sound?

Have it checked out: You need a bit of a tune up. Don't put it off. You'll be glad you got this taken care of right away. If your short of breath too why not have it looked at tonight. ...Read more

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Why do sometimes I hear wheezing sound in my breath? Is there a possibility I have asthma?

Why do sometimes I hear wheezing sound in my breath? Is there a possibility I have asthma?

Constricted bronchia: Wheezing usually indicates constricted bronchial tubes in asthma, or mucus in the bronchial tubes in copd. You need to determinet the exact cause of your wheezing and then treatment with inhalers, will help significantly. You need to see your physician if you have been a smoker because wheezing in one area could mean a blocked bronchial tube from mucus, or an obstructing cancer. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I hear a wheeze sound when I breathe? Is something wrong with my lungs?

From airways: Wheezing is usually due to something narrowing the airways, either from congestion, asthma, bronchitis, or a tumor either compressing the airways or else blocking the opening of the airway. ...Read more

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My son 8.5 kg is taking amoxycillin 500mg/day and after 3days develop wheezing sound, is it safe?

Delayed allergy: He might have a delayed onset allergy to amoxacillin or he may have a viral illness that is causing the wheezing. He should be seen by his pediatrician for the wheezing. ...Read more

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When my 15 month old runs around too much she breathes heavily and sounds like she is wheezing. Should I be concerned?

When my 15 month old runs around too much she breathes heavily and sounds like she is wheezing. Should I be concerned?

Maybe. Maybe not.: A 15 month toddler who breathes with noise after running around may be wheezing. The easiest way to tell is to make an appointment with a pediatrician who is not too busy. After seeing the doctor, the toddler can go run around for a few minutes and come back to show the doctor what the breathing noises are like. If the child already had some wheezing in the past, he is more likely to wheeze again. ...Read more

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I had fever n cough. Now fever has gone. But wheezing sound is still there. Can I go for walk in the park which is my regular routine?

I had fever n cough. Now fever has gone. But wheezing sound is still there. Can I go for walk in the park which is my regular routine?

Wheezing sound: Well its only a sound which means you still have some narrowing probably caused by some thick secretions. NO reason why you cannot go to the walk and do your regular routine. IN facet this is better for you than to do nothing. TAke deep breaths and cough up the secretions. ...Read more