Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
148 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Suggest treatment for wheezing and metallic taste in the mouth

For about the last year I have had wheezing. And it sounds like it's deep in my throat - not my chest. Recently I have developed a metallic taste when I cough or sneeze. I do not have a chronic cough just seasonal allergies. My doctor gave me Zegerid because I have heartburn pretty often. It helped the wheezing the first time I took it. But I just tried it again and it didn't help as much. I also have a Dulera inhaler that helps the wheezing. I am about 40 pounds overweight so I wonder if that contributes too. I'm a little worried about this. Anything you can give me would be helpful. THANKS
Tue, 10 Apr 2018
Report Abuse
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,

You may have sleep apnea, which can be related with your overweight. Wheezing is due to obstruction of bronchial tree, for which you can take bronchodilators.

As you are having metallic taste, there may be retropharyngeal infection.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Bhadresh Lakhani
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Recent questions on Sneezing


Suggest treatment for wheezing and metallic taste in the mouth

Hello, You may have sleep apnea, which can be related with your overweight. Wheezing is due to obstruction of bronchial tree, for which you can take bronchodilators. As you are having metallic taste, there may be retropharyngeal infection. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Bhadresh Lakhani