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Understanding Wheezing -- Symptoms

What Are the Symptoms of Wheezing?

The symptoms of wheezing include a musical or whistling sound and labored breathing, particularly when exhaling; sometimes they're accompanied by a feeling of tightening in the chest. You can hear wheezing more loudly if you plug your ears and exhale rapidly, or by using a stethoscope held at the neck or over the lungs.

Call Your Doctor About Wheezing If:

Get emergency medical help immediately (Call 911) if:

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Luqman Seidu, MD on February 28, 2015

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