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When should I call my doctor about wheezing?

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Call your doctor if you’re wheezing and you:

  • Don’t have a history of asthma or an asthma action plan for how to treat any wheezing.
  • Have a fever of 101° or above; you may have a respiratory infection such as acute bronchitis, sinusitis, or pneumonia.
  • Have cough that worsens, and you produce more, thicker or yellow, green, or blood-tinged mucus; you may need antibiotics for bronchitis or pneumonia.

From: Understanding Wheezing -- Symptoms WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

American Lung Association: "Diseases A-Z." 

MedlinePlus: "Wheezing."

Albert, RH.   December 01, 2010. American Family Physician,

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on February 08, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Lung Association: "Diseases A-Z." 

MedlinePlus: "Wheezing."

Albert, RH.   December 01, 2010. American Family Physician,

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on February 08, 2017

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