- 1 What causes wheezing without congestion?
- 2 What diseases can dry wheezing wheeze in?
- 3 Why do I keep getting crackling in my throat?
- 4 Why do I have brown Gunk in my mouth every morning?
- 5 When to go to the doctor for wheezing?
- 6 Can a stethoscope be used to listen for wheezing?
- 7 What should I do if I hear a wheeze in my head?
What causes wheezing without congestion?
Wheezing happens when the airways are tightened, blocked, or inflamed, making a person’s breathing sound like whistling or squeaking. Common causes include a cold, asthma, allergies, or more serious conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
What diseases can dry wheezing wheeze in?
All of the following conditions can lead to wheezing:
- Anaphylaxis (a severe allergic reaction, such as to an insect bite or medication)
- Bronchiectasis (a chronic lung condition in which abnormal widening of bronchial tubes inhibits mucus clearing)
- Bronchiolitis (especially in young children)
Why do I keep getting crackling in my throat?
Two issues often cause bibasilar crackles. One is the accumulation of mucus or fluid in the lungs. Another is a failure of parts of the lungs to inflate properly. The crackles themselves are not a disease, but they can be a sign of an illness or infection.
Why do I have brown Gunk in my mouth every morning?
Every morning when I wake up, I have this Brown gunk that’s in my mouth. It’s on my tongue, the roof of my mouth, on my teeth and in the back of my throat. If I drool during the night, it leaves a brown patch on my pillow. It’s gross!
When to go to the doctor for wheezing?
You can go for lung function tests; this will help determine if there is Asthma or other restrictive lung diseases. The wheezing may be triggered by allergens.
Can a stethoscope be used to listen for wheezing?
It is generally a sign that the airways in the lungs are narrowed. Doctors can hear wheezing with a stethoscope placed on the chest to listen to the lungs. When it’s severe, it can sometimes be heard without a stethoscope.
What should I do if I hear a wheeze in my head?
Wheezing will generally improve with treatment of the underlying condition. If your wheeze is from a foreign body that is in your airways, you may need to have a procedure called a bronchoscopy to remove that object. If you are not getting enough oxygen to your blood, the doctor will give you supplemental oxygen.