You cannot breathe, or you have severe
You have shortness of breath with chest
pain or pressure or other symptoms of a
Your tongue or throat swells quickly and
makes it very hard to breathe. This can
be caused by an allergic reaction.
Call a doctor if:
You wheeze when you breathe.
Wheezing is a high-pitched sound you
may make if you have a problem in your
You tire quickly when you talk or eat,
or you often have to stop to catch your
You wake up in the night short of breath.
You have trouble breathing or cough a
lot when you exercise.
You have any trouble breathing that lasts
longer than an hour and is not related to
a cold, flu, or other illness.
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
June 04, 2014
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