Wheezing

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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I acquired a COVID-19 infection six months ago, and now I have developed wheezing and throat discomfort. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old. I acquired a COVID-19 infection six months ago, and since then, I have developed many sinus problems. I had a lot of mucus. I took medications, and it was fine. Now, I have developed wheezing in my throat whenever I breathe, or it gets cold. My throat starts to wheez...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your history and description, there is the possibility of asthma. So I suggest CBC (complete blood count), IgE level, chest X-ray, and PFT (pulmonary function test) for the diagnosis of asthma. In addition, you may need inhal...  Read Full »

Is it possible to treat wheezing with routine management?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 9 year old and developed the problem of wheezing when he was 3 years old. My father is asthmatic and I had wheezing when I was a kid (2-3 years of age). We were residing in an area where the industrial pollution is very high and he used to get wheezing more frequently the...  Read Full »


Dr. Parmar Parin Niranjanbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I am replying to your main 3 questions as follows:1. Routine management of wheezing: In my opinion, inhaled levosalbutamol (Levolin) is good for asthmatic wheezing. You can give it by nebulization or by inhalers (MDI - Metered Dose Inhaler) with spacer a...  Read Full »

The NAC supplement I swallowed is making me cough. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,I swallowed a 600 mg NAC supplement nine hours ago. It went down the wrong pipe, and I could not cough it out. I had choked twice, which was scary, and my mother made me sit down and calm down and take sips of water. I did this, then tried burping and choking it up, and only a tiny bit ...  Read Full »


Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is nothing that you need to be worried. A tablet cannot enter the windpipe and remain there without creating choking cough-like symptoms until it is ejected. Eventually, it has to enter the food pipe, and during the process, it slowly disintegrates, and even if...  Read Full »

What could be done for cough and running nose for my five-year-old son?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 5 years old. Since yesterday, he has a cough and running nose. Yesterday, I gave him Zyrcold syrup.  Read Full »


Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your son is suffering from a cough and running nose from one day. I would like some more information: Is this associated with shortness of breath? Is this associated with whistling sounds? What is the color of the sputum? Does he have a fever or labored breathing? Do...  Read Full »

What are the treatments available for wheezing in my seven-year-old daughter?

Query: Hello doctor, My 7 year old daughter has wheezing. Her doctor advised me to use an inhaler. But, I am afraid of using it. Is inhaler the only solution for wheezing? Can I stop using it after she recovers or is it to be continued for life long?  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The inhaler is the only effective solution for wheezing.  The duration of the treatment varies from three to nine months based on the severity of the problem and the child's response. There is nothing to be scared about as it is just a method of delivering the medicin...  Read Full »

My one year old son has been coughing for 3 days. Bromhexine and kofarest did not work. Please help.

Query: Hi, My one year old son has been coughing for 3 days now. I spoke to his paediatrician. She asked me to give him bromhexine and kofarest. I tried both but it did not work. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. E. Venkata Ramana

Answer: Hi, Thank you for your query. For cough in a one year old child, the given medications by his paediatrician are sufficient. But before giving cough medication, I suggest you to take him for an examination by the doctor to look for any signs of throat infection and to examine his lungs to look for a...  Read Full »

I have mast cell disease and POTS, and I have been wheezing lately. Is it all connected?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with mast cell disorder, as well as hyperadrenergic POTS. My symptoms are relatively well controlled with medication. But I have not been very well past this month. I have gone to the ER three times in a row and spent four days at the hospital. My current medicat...  Read Full »


Dr. Anjali

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. As per your history, you have mast cell disorder and hyperadrenergic postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). Since your main complaint is regarding the values in your venous blood gas test (VBG), we will ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my wheezing, throat congestion, and cough with mucus?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 41 year old female. I woke up in the morning with wheezing, throat congestion, and cough. The cough was not dry but with mucus. It looks like the weather has triggered it. I have experienced this condition previously at the same time of the year. I also feel some heaviness in the...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are sure you have wheezing, I suggest you start using inhalers having a combination of Salmeterol and Fluticasone propionate. Using a Levosalbutamol inhaler would also be beneficial. Take one puff twice daily for a week and then only one puff at night for a we...  Read Full »

Do all my symptoms occur due to lupus?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 44 year old female, and I have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, and Sjogren's syndrome, with symptoms dating back to as young as six years old. I have also been diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, thyroiditis, Raynaud disease, right-sided heart enlargeme...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The diagnosis of asthma is doubtful as pulmonary issues are seen in conditions you are already suffering from like SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) and rheumatoid arthritis. Basically, the right term for you is MCTD (mixed connective tissue disease), which are associa...  Read Full »

Why does my bedridden father cough even after giving nebulizer?

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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