What causes back tingling and whistling sound while breathing and coughing?

Posted on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: I have been having a tingling in my back, whistling when I take a deep breath, and cough. I just quit smoking one week ago.
Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Get done chest x ray and PFT.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on HCM.
I can understand your situation and problem.
Since you are smoker, we need to rule out lung infection and bronchitis for your symptoms.
So better to consult pulmonologist and get done
1. Clinical examination of respiratory system.
2. Chest x ray
3. PFT (Pulmonary Function Test).
Chest x ray is needed to rule out lung infection.
PFT is needed for the diagnosis of bronchitis. It will also tell you about severity of the disease.
Treatment of bronchitis is based on severity only.
So get done chest x ray and PFT.
You may need inhaled treatment in the form of bronchodilators and inhaled corticosteroid (ICS).
So first diagnose yourself and then start appropriate treatment.
Hope I have solved your query.
I will be happy to help you further.
Wish you good health.
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