Symptom: Wheezing

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Wheezing

Wheezing is an unusual sound made when breathing, typically when exhaling, that is high-pitched and may sound like whistling. Wheezing is a common symptom of asthma, a respiratory condition that occurs as a result of inflammation of the airways. Wheezing may also indicate other respiratory conditions and infections such as bronchitis or bronchiolitis, emphysema, COPD, and pneumonia. Wheezing may also indicate lung cancer, GERD, or heart failure, or be a side effect of smoking. In children younger than age 2, wheezing can indicate a serious viral infection. Hospitalization is sometimes required to treat wheezing when breathing is difficult and oxygen is needed.

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moderate9/11/2018 at 01:24 PM
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Feels like someone pressing on my chest. 8/3/2017 at 06:17 AM
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It comes and goes.2/4/2015 at 02:26 PM
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wheezing when reclining...8/5/2013 at 06:02 PM
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Its a part of every day life. rattle rattle wheeze wheeze and keep going 5/25/2012 at 07:27 PM
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Last updated on Sep 11 2018 at 13:23
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