• Allergies

    What are the causes for Wheezing?

    The most common cause of recurrent wheezing is asthma. Possible causes of wheezing include:

    1. Allergies
    2. Anaphylaxis (a severe allergic reaction, such as to an insect bite or medication)
    3. Asthma
    4. Bronchiectasis, a chronic lung condition in which abnormal widening of bronchial tubes inhibits mucus clearing
    5. Bronchiolitis (especially in young children)
    6. Bronchitis
    7. Childhood asthma
    8. COPD
    9. Emphysema
    10. Epiglottitis (swelling of the "lid" of your windpipe)
    11. Foreign object inhaled: First aid
    12. GERD — Gastroesophageal reflux disease
    13. Heart failure
    14. Lung cancer
    15. Medications (particularly aspirin)
    16. Pneumonia
    17. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) (especially in young children)
    18. Respiratory tract infection (especially in children younger than 2)
    19. Sleep apnea, obstructive (a condition in which breathing stops and starts during sleep)
    20. Smoking
    21. Vocal cord dysfunction (a condition that affects vocal cord movement)

    Causes shown here are commonly associated with this symptom. Work with your doctor or other health care professional for an accurate diagnosis.

    Source: mayoclinic.org