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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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My bedridden father coughs even after giving nebulizer. Please advice.

Query: Hi doctor,My father is 82 years old. Currently, he is in bed. We use pads for him. He eats well, but he has a cough. So we give him a nebulizer twice daily, but now while nebulization, we can hear the sound of his cough. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This cough sound is not precisely cough but a wheeze (what we call it in medical language). Wheeze is a prevalent feature of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease- bronchial asthma). This could also be a sputum collection in the airway. Is there a previous histo...  Read Full »

I have been struggling with asthma and wheezing. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been dealing with asthma and wheezing for quite some time now, but it has got me wondering why I did not have this problem when I was a kid. I am 28 years old now, and it feels like it just popped up out of nowhere. I have been reading about how asthma can be influenced by geneti...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Asthma can be genetic or non-genetic and caused in due course of life. Living in a polluted city can have a major effect, and there have been multiple cases wherein there has been a major improvement in moving to a cleaner or less polluted city...  Read Full »

My friend has been suffering from depression. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have a bit of a concern about my old colleague. He has been going through a rough patch, especially since he lost his job during the pandemic. He has been struggling with depression. He has been on antidepressants for a while now, but I am not sure if he should keep taking them, consider...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I can understand your problem and your friend's situation. Your friend is an antidepressant. If he has taken medication under the guidance of a psychiatrist and his psychiatrist is aware of his heart condition. I must hope that he has been given...  Read Full »

How can a pregnant asthmatic woman get rid of wheezing and coughing?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently 13 weeks and 6 days pregnant. I have wheezing and coughing for over four weeks long. I was diagnosed as asthmatic, and inhalers do not work. The prescribed medications like Ventoline, Qvar, and Proair none work. I had no sleep for two days. Over-the-counter medicines do ...  Read Full »

Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing your query to me. As you said, you have been diagnosed with asthma well before, and at the same time, you are pregnant. Asthma is a chronic disease affecting the airways, and proper inhaler medicines are a must for optimal control. As per my...  Read Full »

How can I overcome bronchial asthma?

Query: Hello doctor. I have had a problem with coughing and shortness of breath for months. It began with a cold four months ago, followed by pertussis two months ago. Now, I have constant chest pressure and coughing, along with a bloated abdomen. An X-ray revealed some lung lesions , and last week, the do...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hi, Welcome and thank you for placing your confidence for your healthcare needs. I am here to help you. Regarding your symptoms, I believe you have treatment failure from previous medications for a diagnosis of mild asthma (asthma episodes when seen less than twice a week). You are ri...  Read Full »

Does tree in bud nodules in CT scan mean cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, My CT scan says defined streaky opacity with associated loss volume and clustered tree in bud nodules have developed in the anterior segment of the upper left lobe. The associated central bronchi are impacted. Without an obvious mass, although a small central lesion is not excluded. The ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nookala Sunil Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Tree in bud appearance generally favors an infection. Can you upload your CT scan so that it may help? Do not bother about lung cancer. Revert with more information to a pulmonologist online -->  Read Full »

How can I control wheezing and shortness of breath while having cold?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a wheezing problem and breathing shortness when I suffer from cold. I noticed I have dust allergy also. Day by day my problem is increasing. Now I have to take Levolin inhaler three times in a day. Is there any measure to control my problem?  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek S Narayan Pillai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The whole problem can be attributed to dust allergy and bronchospasm due to cold. I would suggest the continuation of inhaler therapy for at least three months, a patch test to seek out the allergen, and dust free surroundings, (dust can harbor mites which are known to ...  Read Full »

I am suffering from persistent cough and wheezing. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 50-year-old female, and over the past few weeks, I have been experiencing severe cough, greasy stools, and wheezing. I am concerned if this could be related to cystic fibrosis, as I have recently become aware of its implications. Could you provide a brief overview of cystic fibrosis...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am sorry to hear about your health concerns. Please rest assured that I am here to provide support. Based on your symptoms, it seems like you may be experiencing acute pneumonia rather than cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disorder that primarily affect...  Read Full »

How to taper the dose of Montair LC in a 5-year-old kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter 5 years old and having allergic cold symptoms sneezing, irritation of eyes, nose, and wheezing in some occasions. Our pediatrician prescribed Montair-LC kid syrup one teaspoon daily. Given for three months. I want to stop the medicine but the doctor suggested to give it on ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rishika Randhwa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As your child might have airway reactive disease, it suggests she is having airway reactive problems or allergy to some substance. The best plan of action will be to give Montelukast sodium 4 mg tablet in the night time. Give Salbutamol syrup half a teaspoon once daily ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for wheezing and chest congestion with post nasal drip?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 49 years old. I am a non-smoker. My father was a chain smoker and I lived with him for 19 years. Before four months, I developed a mild case of pneumonia. As a part of this, I developed a wheeze on my lower right lung. Since that time, I have had varying degrees of mild to moderat...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Can you tell me how often do these symptoms come? Do you have any cough sputum production, shortness of breath, chest pain? Do you have palpitations? Do you have a fever? How long do the symptoms last? Are these persistent and are there any exacerbating factors? What i...  Read Full »

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