Respiratory disorders that cause whistling sound when a person breathes is called wheezing. Some of the conditions that can cause wheezing are allergies, asthma, bronchitis, COPD, emphysema, and pneumonia.
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How to get relief from cough present with wheezing?
Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 78 years old now. Before 12 days back, she had a cough and high fever. She had a wheezing problem along with a cough. She was given Azithromycin and Cratex expectorant. Her temperature got subsided after five days. But the coughing problem has not stopped. Her X-Ray finding s... Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. She has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Her lymphocytes are elevated. She seems to have viral bronchitis. Her total WBC count is decreased. It can occur due to bone marrow suppression by a viral infection. For wheezing, she can take Ipratropium bromide inhalation... Read Full »
What could be the reason for itchy throat, nose and eyes with breathing difficulty?
Query: Hello doctor, I have an allergic itchy nose and throat and sneezing all the time, itchy eyes and coughing with a different sound. And also sometimes I have difficulties with breathing and I keep having itching throat. I went to the doctors they always give me medication that does not stop the alle... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nasal congestion, running nose, itching of the nose, watering of eyes, sneezing, etc are classic symptoms of allergic rhinitis. Added to this breathing trouble, wheezing, and mucus production in lower airways are signs of asthma which signifies allergies of deeper air... Read Full »
I took Flonase for hay fever and had chest tightness. Can I continue taking it?
Query: Hello doctor, I started taking Flonase at night for hay fever and when I wake up in the morning I am having wheezing and my chest is tight. I do not want to stop taking it because it is so helpful for my allergy symptoms but I am really worried about this side-effect. Current medications are Cymbal... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Flonase (Fluticasone) is an intranasal steroid spray that has very less systemic absorption. It will help relieve allergy symptoms and will not cause wheezing. In fact, for wheezing, you may need another steroid, like an inhalant steroid using an inhaler or Rotavap (... Read Full »
Even after taking inhalers, why do I continue to wheeze?
Query: Hi doctor, I have taken Albuterol and Advair twice a day for about a month now without any relief from my wheezing. Even right after I take my inhalers, it is like I took nothing. Allergy pills do not seem to help much either, like Claritin or Zyrtec. They even did an x-ray of my chest and said ever... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Asthma, as you would be knowing, forms a part of airway hyper-reactive disorders. The latter is a spectrum of diseases genetically determined. Your attack of asthma seems to be severe now. I want to know the dosage and frequency of the medicines you are using for asth... Read Full »
70 year old has cough accompanied by wheezing. Is it advisable to try Asthalin?
Query: Hello doctor, My father (aged 70) has been suffering from coughing and light fever (varying between 99 to 101) for the past ten days now. Medical tests (attached) do not seem to reveal anything, and the prescribed medicines (see below) do not improve things. Coughing is now also accompanied by wheez... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears to be bronchitis, likely viral. Has his fever settled now, or is it still continuing? Wheezing and coughing may continue for some more days, up to one to three weeks. Yes, he can, and he should use the inhaler. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with... Read Full »
My 3-year-old baby had mild cough and wheezing for the past two weeks and congestion now. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor,My baby is 3 years and 4 months old weighing 11.3 kg and height is 96.2 cm. She had a mild cough two weeks ago, and now it looks like nasal congestion. The next day she had a wheezing sound, and the doctor prescribed Salbutamol and Prednisolone syrup. After three days, the wheezing and cou... Read Full »
Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. As per the information provided, it seems your daughter has recurrent wheezing, and that is why she has been prescribed Prednisolone. As mentioned, she is no more wheezing, and there is no cough. Since she has b... Read Full »
Is there any permanent solution for wheezing and dust allergy?
Query: Hello Doctor, I am 31 years old. I have a history of eosinophilia and dust allergy since the age of 12 years. The onset of eosinophilia and dust allergy has become more frequent since I moved to Bangalore (5-6 years). Sometimes I suffer wheezing, running nose and watery eyes. Since, last two... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to say that bronchial asthma or allergic bronchitis is just controllable and not completely curable. Following are the answers for your questions: 1. You should avoid Glemont-F. Reserve it only for acute exacerbations. Try to control your problem with inhale... Read Full »
I have been experiencing severe cough, cold, clogged ears, and wheezing sounds. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, As a night shift security guard, I sometimes have duties in a closed building with air conditioning (AC) running. However, I am preparing for an upcoming physical test and have been running every night in the cold rooms of the building. Unfortunately, this has caused me to develop severe... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It is possible that your symptoms are caused by an infection or allergens in the building, as you suspect. Alternatively, your symptoms may be related to a pre-existing condition, such as asthma or allergies, that is exacerbated by your exerc... Read Full »
Are increased heart rate and anxiety side effects of Z-pack?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old female who is a smoker. My doctor prescribed Z-pack for me yesterday. I have shortness of breath and chest tightness, I also had wheezing, but he did not hear it when he listened to my breathing. I am really worried about taking this antibiotic because even though I... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that you are worried about the side effect of the prescribed drug. In my opinion, Azithromycin is one of the safe drugs, so do take medicine without any doubt. Secondly, I would like to know your history in detail. And last but not least, in my opinion, ... Read Full »
Why is there frequent wheezing without any allergy in a baby?
Query: Hello doctor, My son is five years old. He has had a wheezing problem for two years. Recently, a pediatric pulmonologist diagnosed his condition as reactive airway disease. Currently, my son is taking Foracort 200, one puff in the morning and one puff at night. My husband and his brother both had a ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Yes, your son may have inherited it from his father. Considering that the wheezing may have been inherited from the father, it should follow the same course and should go away by the age of eight. Even if it has... Read Full »