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Other then asthma what would cause you to wheeze? 33 yr old girl with allergic asthma .
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Many possibilities..
Bronchospasm, which causes wheezing, has many possible causes including acute bronchitis, copd, sinus disorders, gerd, foreign body in the airway and many others.
A diagnostic evaluation by a doctor is the only way to determine if there is something else besides asthma contributing to your symptoms. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation which can also result in wheezing.

In brief: Many possibilities..
Bronchospasm, which causes wheezing, has many possible causes including acute bronchitis, copd, sinus disorders, gerd, foreign body in the airway and many others.
A diagnostic evaluation by a doctor is the only way to determine if there is something else besides asthma contributing to your symptoms. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation which can also result in wheezing.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Lots of reasons
Wheezing can be due to many causes, the most common being inflammatory bronchoconstriction.
Exercise & cold can also induce wheezing. Copd/emphysema can also cause wheezing as can heart failure. Foreign bodies are more common in infants & young children while heartburn or reflux would be more common in adults. Pulmonary function test is important to evaluate your lung function. Go see your doc!

In brief: Lots of reasons
Wheezing can be due to many causes, the most common being inflammatory bronchoconstriction.
Exercise & cold can also induce wheezing. Copd/emphysema can also cause wheezing as can heart failure. Foreign bodies are more common in infants & young children while heartburn or reflux would be more common in adults. Pulmonary function test is important to evaluate your lung function. Go see your doc!
Dr. Alvin Lin
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Dr. Suresh Anand
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Wheezing
All that wheezes is not asthma.
Wheezing is the whistling sound produced when the air passes through the partially obstructed air passages. It can be caused by asthma, bronchitis, bronchiolitis, pneumonia, foreign body, copd, cancer, anaphylaxis etc. Vocal cord dysfunction, can also mimic asthma. Asthma can be present even without wheezing and not always easy to diagnose!

In brief: Wheezing
All that wheezes is not asthma.
Wheezing is the whistling sound produced when the air passes through the partially obstructed air passages. It can be caused by asthma, bronchitis, bronchiolitis, pneumonia, foreign body, copd, cancer, anaphylaxis etc. Vocal cord dysfunction, can also mimic asthma. Asthma can be present even without wheezing and not always easy to diagnose!
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