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When should I get medical attention about wheezing?

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Get medical care right away if you are wheezing and you:

  • Have trouble breathing or you feel that you are suffocating; this can be a sign of a severe asthma episode or an allergic reaction.
  • Started wheezing suddenly and cough up frothy pink or white phlegm; this may be a sign of heart failure.
  • Cough up bloody phlegm or you have a sharp chest pain; this could be a sign of pulmonary embolism.
  • Also have hives, swollen mouth, face, or neck, bluish skin tint; confusion, lightheadedness, or pass out.

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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