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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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 of 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 everyt...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

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 asthm...  Read Full »

What can be the cause of wheezing with dry cough?

Query: Hi doctor, My 8-year-old daughter had an allergy then it got worst. She began to cough with phlegm, which resolved with Mucosolvan, but she got wheezing and a dry cough and had difficulty breathing that exacerbates during the night. Still, she is fine during the day with occasional coughing. She ex...  Read Full »


Dr. Radela Yvonne Cortes

Allergy Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what you have shared with me, I think your daughter has uncontrolled bronchial asthma. May I ask if she has a history of any allergy to food or medication? Does she sneeze a lot or have a running nose? Was she ever diagnosed with allergic rhinitis? For now, I sugg...  Read Full »

Why does my bedridden father cough even after giving nebulizer?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 82 years old , currently he is on bed. we use pads . He eats normal but the only thing is cough. We give him nebulizer twice a day , but now when he is talking we can hear the cough sound. pease advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Greetings from my end . To my knowledge , this cough sound is not exactly cough sound but a wheeze ( what we call it in medical language) . Wheeze is a very common feature of COPD ( bronchial asthma) . This could also be just sputum collection in the airway. Is there is previous history of asthma...  Read Full »

Can I take bronchodilator for chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My problem is that I have pain in my left lung . Firstly, I will let you know the history. I cannot play any of the sports properly due to the pain. If I work hard such as playing football, running, etc., it will lead to a great pain . And, I cannot even properly cough and it never go aw...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Important here is that only pain is not a symptom of lung allergy or asthma. If that is associated with shortness of breath while doing any physical activity, then it is a sign of asthma. I would recommend a clinical examination in such case. If ...  Read Full »

Why are there wheezing and cough in an asthmatic patient?

Query: Hello doctor, Wheezing, mild sputum, cough for the last 5 days, asthmatic patient and weather change happening. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Nnaedozie Umeani

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand you have wheezing and a productive cough for the past 5 days. You are likely having an acute exacerbation of asthma. It could have been triggered by viral infection, cold environment, allergens such as pollen, dust, strong odor, etc. I would also love to...  Read Full »

Is it safe to use Albuterol steroid inhaler for longer period?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom is 85 and has a problem with wheezing from minor to severe. She has been on a steroid Albuterol nebulizer three times a day for almost a year. I am very concerned with the prolonged use of this steroid. Can you offer any insights or safer options regarding controlling her wheez...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern for your mother. Elderly asthmatic usually requires steroid inhalers, nebulizer to reduce the progression of the disease. But the most important side effect is an infection of the buccal cavity mainly fungal. But it can be used safely provide...  Read Full »

Are increased heart rate and anxiety side effects of Z-pack?

Query: I had a doctor prescribe Zpack for me yesterday. I have shortness of breath and chest tightness, I was also wheezing, but when he listened to me breathing he didn’t hear it. I’m really worried about taking this antibiotic because even though I’m not allergic to any medicines that I know of, he...  Read Full »


Dr. Gauri Gadge

Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Greetings from icliniq. I understand that you are worried about the side effect of the prescribed drug. In my opinion, Azithromycin is one of safe drugs, so do take the medicine without any doubt. Secondly, I would like to know your history in detail. And last but not least, according to me ...  Read Full »

Will replacing Inderal with cardioselective beta-blocker help in asthma?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a senior year medical student in Greece and I would like to ask you a question about my mother. She had a history of hyper/hypothyroidism about 10 years ago, but the last two years her thyroid has been managed and she stopped taking T4. Her cardiologist told her about 10 years ago ...  Read Full »


Dr. Tanmai Yermal (jain)

Internal Medicine Physician, Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the history you have described for your mother. I really appreciate the way you have presented it with all details. It is very important to know the reason to start tablet Inderal at first point. What kind of arrhythmia it was and all in order to ...  Read Full »

Will throat pain cause slight breathing problem in asthmatic patients?

Query: Hello doctor, I have throat pain for the last seven days. Doctor gave me Opox 200 and Hifenac P felt better at first but my condition is not improving. There is also a slight problem in breathing as I am asthmatic for the last 10 years. I am currently on Foracort 400 Rotacap, Duonase nasal spray.  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you send me a picture of your throat? For how many days did you take antibiotics?  Read Full »

Why do I get sudden shortness of breath with sharp pains?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old female. I am 185 lbs and 5 feet inches in height. I have never had allergies or asthma. About six months ago, I started having shortness of breath, wheezing and the feeling that my air was not catching. I have sudden sharp pains that feel like something wanting to b...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to the icliniq.com. Before labeling dyspnea from a panic attack (psychological cause), all organic causes need to be ruled out. Your chest x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and sputum examination are normal, hence, infective etiology is less likely. To rule out ...  Read Full »

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