Wheezing: Causes, diagnosis, Treatment

Chest | Pulmonology | Wheezing (Symptom)

Wheezing: Description

Wheezing breath is a result of which is issued a sharp sound. This occurs when air flows through narrowed airways. Wheezing is a sign that there are respiratory problems. Specific sound wheezing is most obvious when there is breath but can be heard when inspiration. Wheezing comes from the bronchial passages but can also be the cause of airway blockage larger and can be found including people who have vocal problems.

The condition is different from bronchitis, croup, which occurs frequently in children. If the child is excited, anxious or frightened, breathing very quickly, producing a wheezing sound similar. This respiratory infection, known as RSV, is more common in children under 4 years. In addition to wheezing, runny nose or nasal congestion produces abundant, coughing and feeling feverish. It will seek emergency care if wheezing is severe or occurs: Inability to breathe, Hives and swelling of the face or neck.

Wheezing: Causes

Acute respiratory whistling, always the same tone, perceptible in inspiration and expiration and inspiration only. Wheezing is caused by a narrowing or a partial and localized airway obstruction (larynx, trachea, bronchi) by a tumour, a foreign body, inflammation. Wheezing of asthma is often accompanied by shortness of breath, chest tightness and coughing. Can be triggered by allergies, respiratory infections, cold air or exercise. The small airways of the lungs can be infected with a virus; can cause wheezing, coughing and breathing frequency.

Other causes of wheezing are the following: Asthma; The inspiration of a foreign object in the lungs; Bronchiectasis; Bronchiolitis; bronchitis; Emphysema (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease); Gastroesophageal reflux; Heart failure; Allergic reactions caused by insect bite; Use of drugs (especially aspirin); pneumonia; smoking; Viral infections (especially in children under two years).