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Wheezing can be an indication of a number of possible conditions. The following list of symptoms will help to narrow down the cause.

  • Typical cold symptoms (See Colds)
  • Possible low-grade fever
  • Cough that worsens and is fast and labored
  • Wheezing
Likely Cause        Bronchitis
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Cough
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Symptoms more prevalent in the early morning or late night
  • Symptoms occur after exertion
  • History or allergies
  • Family history of asthma or allergies
Likely Cause        Asthma (If symptoms are severe, seek medical attention immediately.)
  • Typical cold symptoms (See Colds) that continue to worsen
  • Persistent cough
  • Hard and fast breathing that is much labored
  • Fever and chills
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Irritability
  • Headache
  • Pain in the chest or stomach
  • Wheezing
Likely Cause        Pneumonia
  • Typical cold symptoms (See Colds) that are persistent
  • Dry cough
  • Watery, itchy eyes
  • Runny nose with clear thin mucus
  • Under-eye circles
  • Wheezing
  • Skin rash
Likely Cause        Environmental allergy
  • Hives
  • Swelling
  • Eczema
  • Labored breathing
  • Wheezing
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Symptoms worsen after eating
Likely Cause    Food Allergy (If your child is having trouble breathing, seek medication attention immediately)
  • Burning in the chest after a meal or when lying down
  • Sore throat
  • Bad taste in the mouth
  • Possible vomiting
Likely Cause        Gastroesophageal reflux disorder
  • Sore throat or pain in the throat
  • Coughing or wheezing
  • Breathlessness
  • Drooling
Likely Cause        Swallowed object  (Seek medical attention immediately)
  • Irritation of the throat
  • Persistent cough
  • Wheezing
  • Allergy or asthma symptoms that worsen
Likely Cause        Environmental Irritant
  • Has a chronic cough
  • Gets colds often
  • History of sinusitis
  • Coughs up a yellow or greenish phlegm
  • Eats well but does not gain weight
  • Foul smelling stools that are heavy and greasy
  • Skin has a salty taste
Likely Cause        Cystic Fibrosis



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