Q. I am suffering from on and off wheezing. How to get cured?

Answered by
Dr. Anshul Varshney
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Dec 13, 2016 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hi doctor,

I am 31 years old. My height is 5'5" and weight 68 kg. I am suffering from wheezing and finding difficulty with physical activities such as walking as well. I just moved to a new place recently. This onset of wheezing is sudden and I did not observe any trigger. But, dust, pollution and vehicle smoke are in higher level in my new place. I am mostly getting an audible wheezing and sometimes, a mild one. Many years ago, I used some inhalers and I am not using anything currently. Could you please do something earlier?

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Critical Care Physician Diabetology General Medicine Internal Medicine Medical Gastroenterology Nephrology Pulmonology (Asthma Doctors) Rheumatology
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

We are here to help you.

  • You seem to be suffering from acute bronchitis or a lower respiratory tract infection. So, I would advise in such scenario to get a hemogram with ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and chest x-ray done.
  • If the chest x-ray and the blood investigations show no sign of infection, then you would be treated for bronchitis.
  • Treatment constitutes anti-allergic drugs like Levocetirizine and Montelukast and in severe cases inhalers containing like Salbutamol and steroid inhalers like Budenoside.
  • In case of severe spasm and coughing, a steroid like Prednisolone can be used for a short course, after being sure that there is no active infection or pneumonia.
  • If you do not have a severe cough or respiratory distress, and your chest is found clear on examination, then a cough syrup containing Salbutamol, Levocetirizine and Dextromethorphan will help you greatly.

For further information consult a pulmonologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/pulmonologist

Thank you doctor,

I noticed these symptoms before 10 months and since then, the symptoms have been on and off with little or no relief. The symptoms include wheezing to a varied degree. I have not noticed cough so far. There is a general discomfort and sometimes, accomplishing simple physical tasks like walking and climbing stairs too increase wheezing. Would chest x-ray and hemogram with ESR be sufficient for diagnosis?

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Critical Care Physician Diabetology General Medicine Internal Medicine Medical Gastroenterology Nephrology Pulmonology (Asthma Doctors) Rheumatology
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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • From your description, it looks like chronic bronchitis. You would require to get these basic investigations done and take inhaler for a few days.

For further doubts consult a pulmonologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/pulmonologist

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