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Wheezing | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

If someone complains of wheezing, the healthcare provider will need more information. Questions may be asked related to:

  • when the wheezing started
  • whether there is any family history of wheezing
  • whether the wheezing is constant or comes and goes
  • what medications, herbs, or illegal drugs a person takes, if any
  • whether or not the person has been exposed to any substances that may irritate the lungs, such as tobacco smoke or industrial chemicals
  • what other medical conditions a person has, especially heart and lung conditions
  • if anything makes the wheezing worse or better, such as staying inside or being around cats
  • any other symptoms, such as fever, weight loss, or cough
  • Sometimes a healthcare provider will detect wheezing during a physical exam when the person doesn't even notice it.

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    Wheezing: Diagnosis & Tests

    Author: Adam Brochert, MD
    Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
    Date Reviewed: 03/26/01

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