Wheezing Overview

Wheezing is a form of breathing difficulty that can be very serious. Any form of wheezing, shortness of breath, or stridor (noisy breathing) can be a medical emergency. Top of the list of causes for wheezing are a number of potentially fatal diseases such as: asthma attack, whooping cough, epiglottitis, croup, foreign body inhalation (choking), and other causes. Seek immediate medical help for wheezing or similar breathing symptoms.

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