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What is the best way to treat wheezing and trouble breathing that occur after a nasty cold?

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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics

In brief: Wheezing with cold

If you have asthma and are wheezing you need to use your rescue inhaler.
Some viral infections, however can cause reactive airways and may cause you to wheeze even if you do not have asthma, in that case you need t o see your doctor to give you a bronchodilator. You may aslo trya steam vaporiser and soem liquid vicks in the vaporiser to make your breathing easier.

In brief: Wheezing with cold

If you have asthma and are wheezing you need to use your rescue inhaler.
Some viral infections, however can cause reactive airways and may cause you to wheeze even if you do not have asthma, in that case you need t o see your doctor to give you a bronchodilator. You may aslo trya steam vaporiser and soem liquid vicks in the vaporiser to make your breathing easier.
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