Allergy & Asthma Center Baltimore, Maryland
Allergy & Asthma Center Baltimore, Maryland
Allergy & Asthma Center Baltimore, Maryland

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07/05/2017 WELCOME DR JOSEPHS

The Allergy and Asthma Center is excited to welcome Dr Shelby Josephs to our practice. Dr Josephs will be seeing patients in our new North Bethesda Office. Check our "Our Providers" and "Locations" page for more info!





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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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