Wheezing Cough: Symptoms and Treatment

If you feel that you have a wheezing cough be aware it can damage your health. So, be conscious and try to treat it up as soon as possible. Actually this is a very dangerous type of the cough and it can be dangerous for the lungs. It can even spoil your entire respiratory system. Mostly doctors said that if your cough gives you a whistle (wheeze) it is the alarm from your body that your cough is going to be sewer.

What is wheezing cough?

Wheezing is a whistle like sound made in your throat when you inhale or exhale. It is a type of cough when you have phlegm in it. The patient of wheezing cough never feel easy either they inhale or exhale.

It can be due to lungs infection or its air inflow problem. It can become asthma and even can lead to lungs cancer. If the airflow narrows down in the lungs due to any reason it can make it wheeze. Overcrowding in side the lungs can be another reason of the wheezing cough.


If you have any of the following problems then consult your doctor because you are not well and you need some anti cough medicine.

  • Cough

Surely the cough is the main illness which will lead to sewer hard wheeze. If you are feeling cough then got to your practitioner it may be cough of wheeze. It is the first and easily predictable symptom of the wheezing.

  • Phlegm/Mucus

If ,after coughing, you blow your throat or you feel that it is not dry and have some liquid type material then it is called phlegm or mucus. It means that your cough is not dry and it is wet so this is wheezed cough. This thick liquid makes it difficult to inhale and exhale for the human beings.

  • Whistle while coughing

Another symptom of this cough is that you hear a whistle like sound while coughing coming from your throat. This sound is a signal of a problem in bronchi. If the air can not passed through your respiratory track properly then this whistle like sound generates. Actually there is phlegm or thick mucus attached with the walls of respiratory canal then there is lesser pace left for the air to pass so it generates whistle or the signal of wheezing.

  • Lungs Cancer

If you are a patient of lungs cancer then make it the habit to have a check up of wheezing cough at times. Lungs cancer can leads to wheezing and wheezing can also leads to lungs cancer so if you have one then it may be a symptom of the other.

  • Asthma

Another symptom of this condition is the asthma. If you have asthma so be aware from it you can ask your doctor to check it out that is it a symbol of wheezing. Green or yellow mucus are the easy predictions of asthma.

  • Exhalation problem

Sometimes it may happen that you feel difficulty while exhaling. You feel tensed muscles while taking your breath out it means that you have the cough of wheezing. It so happened that you feel pain in chest or any other body part while taking out the breath.

  • Chest pain

Whenever you feel cough you will feel pain in chest. It may be at the time of coughing or at the end of it. The chest pain is the indication that there is something which is creating problem for you actually it is that thick liquid material which is tensing your muscles and creating pain in the chest.

None out of all above individual symptoms is the indication of wheezing cough. All or most of the alarms discussed above ca be the indications of the cough with wheeze but the main is the whistle like sound creates In your throat while coughing.


If the cough is at early stages it can be removed easily and quickly but if you did not give it too much importance and the cough is on high stages then it is better to go to your doctor to have a good treatment without delay.

Below are some treatments which can be suited for you:

  • Taking a warm bath may be a good option for you. It will make it easy to the thick wheeze causing material flow it out from their body though the nose or the mouth
  • Having warm liquids and food.
  • Taking rest after small periods. Because in coughing days your body requires more rest then other times.
  • Have some exercise which makes it easy to flow the blood to the entire body.
  • Avoid cold drinks and ice creams to get well soon.

But if you feel that all the above mentioned treatments are not working then do not waste the time and go to your doctor to get rid off wheezing cough.