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Wheezing sound while breathing deeply. No asthma. Had smoking addiction

i have a feeling that im breathing in cold air constantly and i get random raspy wheezing noises when i take a hard deep breath in that comes maybe once or twice a week and only lasts about 10/15 minutes then goes away with a strong cough or clearing my throat i have seen my gp and he said my lungs are clear so its not asthma because i had asthma as a child so thought it would be that im pretty worried about it im 27 iv been a smoker since i was 18 but stopped 2 weeks ago
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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Hi gunnie
Thanks for coming to HCM
wheezing sound is a musical continous expiratory sounds usually symbolising bronchial constriction.
Breathing cold air leads to dessication of bronchial mucosa leading to degranulation of inflammatory mediators from the bronchial inflammatory cells.
Since you have said that you have got the history of childhood asthma,,,I advise you to go for a simple breathing test called spirometry with reversibility test...
If their is obstructive pattern, probably you need the treatment....

meet a chest physician and get the spirometry done....and a last urge plz quit smoking as it enhances any form of respiratory disease....

best wishes
Answered: Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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