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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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 modera...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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...  Read Full »

Inspite of medications, I am not relieved from chest tightness. Is it COPD?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 50-year-old female, with a history of childhood asthma, that was virtually a nonissue in my adult life until three weeks ago. I had a recent SVF adipose stem cell treatment for OA with a cold on board. I felt tight chested then but not bad enough to take my Ventolin. A few days l...  Read Full »


Dr. Shitla Prasad Upadhyay

Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your symptoms and investigations thoroughly and your treatment records. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First of all, it is not a COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and asthma as suggested by normal pulmonary function...  Read Full »

Will GERD cause cough and wheeze?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old and have had acid reflux for the past five years. I have had a cough and whistling sound (wheezing?) with it for five years and over the past few months I have had rattling in my chest. The doctors cannot hear the rattling, but I feel it mostly when I lay down. In ad...  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, it is very clear that you are suffering from too many problems in your teenage. First thing, I want to clarify is you are having morbid obesity. Also, you suffer from chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease i.e. GERD. So you are having dry cough f...  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 5 ml daily. Given for three months. I want to stop the medicine but the doctor suggested to give it on alterna...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishika Randhwa

General Practitioner, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 2.5 ml once daily for five...  Read Full »

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