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Wheezing, breathing difficulty. Advised due to viral infection. Experiencing dizziness, headache. Normal?

I recently went to the hospital with extreme wheezing and breathing difficulties. The doctor said it was a viral infection after listening to my lungs. A few days in, this morning and at this moment I m experiencing dizziness whilst sat still, lying down or trying to walk. My head has started to ache quite badly, too. Is this normal?
Asked On : Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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Hi There,
Welcome to HCM.
Wheezing and breathing difficulties appear when the airways get constricted by secretions or by swelling. This causes air to be pushed into the lungs with force that is heard as a wheeze.
Viral infections of the lung do cause wheeze but you have to rule out asthma nevertheless.
Exposure to allergens can also trigger breathing difficulties in some people.
Please get back to your doctor regarding dizziness as that could be due to the medications you are taking for the viral fever.
Your headache could be due to the sinusitis associated with respiratory infection.
Answered: Sat, 31 Aug 2013
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