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10/17/2017 Bethesda Closure

Our Bethesda Office will be closed today 10/17/2017. We will reopen for our normal hours on Wednesday.

10/17/2017 Silver Spring Opening Late

Our Silver Spring office will be open this Friday, 10/20 at 10 am.

10/02/2017 Shady Grove/Rockville Opening Late on 10/6

Our Shady Grove/Rockville Office will be opening at 9 am on Friday, 10/6.

09/27/2017 Silver Spring Closing Friday 10/6

Silver Spring Office will be closed Friday, 10/6. We will reopen at 9 am on Monday 10/9.

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What is Wheezing?

Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound that a person makes when breathing. It can be a symptom of breathing problems and/or respiratory illness. Wheezing can be linked to asthma, bronchitis, COPD, hay fever and bronchospasm.

Common Causes of Wheezing

Wheezing is caused by constricted, blocked or narrowed airways in the lungs. Recurrent wheezing is most often caused by asthma. Below are some other common causes of wheezing.

  • asthma
  • anaphalaxis
  • bronchitis
  • inhaled foreign object
  • COPD
  • lung tumor/cancer
  • sleep apnea
  • pneumonia
  • smoking
  • RSV
  • Common Symptoms of Wheezing

  • musical whistling sounds when breathing
  • tightening in the chest
  • high-pitched sound when exhaling
  • Diagnosis and Treatment

    An allergist or healthcare provider can diagnose wheezing with a physical examination and a review of your medical history.The doctor may suggest lung function testing, spirometry and other diagnostic testing such as a chest x-ray.

    Treatment of wheezing depends on the cause and symptoms being experienced.

    If you would like to schedule an appointment for the diagnosis and treatment of wheezing or have any questions about allergy skin testing, call 1-800-778-9923 or visit the Allergy & Asthma Center location near you.




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