Wheezing

What is Wheezing?

A wheeze (formally called "sibilant rhonchi" in medical terminology) is a continuous, coarse, whistling sound produced in the respiratory airways during breathing. For wheezes to occur, some part of the respiratory tree must be narrowed or obstructed, or airflow velocity within the respiratory tree must be heightened. Wheezing is commonly experienced by persons with a lung disease; the most common cause of recurrent wheezing is asthma attacks, though it can also be a symptom of lung cancer.

The differential diagnosis of wheezing is wide, and the reason for wheezing in a given patient is determined by considering the characteristics of the wheezes and the historical and clinical findings made by the examining physician.

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Hello, I am 23 years old boy.I have asthma ( Wheezing ). The past few years ago I am suffering skin problem.I think it is a some aspect of dry skin...

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TGIS IS ALLERGIC WHEN ASTMA OR ALLERGIES EFFECTS LONGERTHE ALLERGY EFFECTS SKIN AND SKIN SYMPTOMPS OCCYR
IT IS DRYNESS OF SKIN DUE TO MEDICINES...

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Hi..Im Jayashree..my son (9 months baby) is having cough & wheezing continously..im giving Asthalin & omnacortil syrup & puff (Budcort) two times a...

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Hi Dear
Welcome to the HCM.
Self medication can be dangerous. Please avoid.
Omnacortil is a steroid. only to be used when advised by your...

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