Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breathe. It is heard most clearly when you exhale, but in severe cases, it can be heard when you inhale. It is caused by narrowed airways and/or inflammation. Wheezing may be an indication of a serious breathing problem that requires a medical treatment.
Causes of Wheezing
Asthma is the main common cause of wheezing. There also might be other causes of wheezing. To get your chest from stop wheezing you must consultant a physician and tell about your problem so he may get to the root of your wheezing.
Wheezing may also be an indication of:
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- heart failure
- lung cancer
- sleep apnea
- vocal cord dysfunction
Wheezing may be triggered by short-term illnesses or health emergencies.
- allergic reaction
- inhaling a foreign object
- due to smoking
- respiratory tract infection
Risk Factors for Wheezing
Wheezing can happen to anyone. Although certain other factors increase the chances for developing or suffering from wheezing. It may run in your family it is not must that your parents must have it can be hereditary. Children suffering from wheezing may be because asthma runs in families.
Wheezing can also occur in
- people prone to allergies
- people suffering from cancer
- children in daycares or KinderCare
- people who smoke
Saying no to smoking will reduce the risk of wheezing. If you are aware that you suffer from wheezing keep yourself away from pollen grown areas. Some places and factors are un- avoidable so the aim is to take proper measures to treat yourself before the problem arises and gets you down and out of your healthy routine affecting your quality life style.
When to Seek Medical Help
It is very essential for you to get rid of wheezing as soon as you find out quickly refer to a doctor. Most important be honest to your doctor and tell them when did you first experience wheezing. Tell in details all the problems you are facing while wheezing like heavy breathing or skin has a bluish rash or you mentally not at ease. It is most important to seek medical assistance if you are experiencing heavy breathing or face swelling or throat is aching.
In the case of some chronic illnesses, such as asthma, wheezing can’t be prevented without medical intervention. However, taking your prescribed medications in conjunction with recommended home remedies can improve your symptoms.
Home Remedies for Wheezing
Hot Fomentation to Get Rid Of Wheezing
We all know chest is needs utmost care and attention specially in winters or while being in a cold room where air conditioners are at high speed. Therefore as we all know (prevention is better than cure) our chest should be kept warm. For that an easy tool is fomentation bottle. Use the bottle to keep you chest, back and back side of neck warm and safe. Another remedy is by soaking your feet in warm water.
Appling oil to your body to get relief from diseases has been practiced from ancient times. Most common is sesame oil an excellent reliever from pain. Mix your sesame oil with asafetida and little bit of camphor apply it on your upper back and chest twice a day to get relief from wheezing. Store the remaining mixture in dark glass container.
Sip Lobelia Tea
Lobelia is excellent herb for wheezing. One can make its tea which is warm and has practically no side effects. It not only a good remedy for wheezing also relaxes your nerves. A healthy advice is take small sips and drink slowly if you are dinking it too quickly and in big gulps it may cause vomiting.
Vitamin B12 is considered lung-friendly vitamin. Eating yogurt two bowls a day considerably decreases your chances of suffering from asthma.
Use Home Vaporizer
Home vaporizer is effective for asthma wheezing. Any sort of vaporization methods helps in curing asthma. one of the effective method is to boil water in a large container add ten to twelve drops peppermint oil to it let it boil resulting in creating a stem effect in hole of the room. While do making this keep the doors closed. For best results make a temporary tent with a sheet to inhale the vapors.
Consuming omega -3 fatty acid-laden fish decreases your chances of asthma attack. Fish helps lungs to deal with irritants hence it has proven beneficial and encouraging for relief of wheezing. Researches have shown it reduces the by chances of attack up to 50% if is eaten on daily bases.
Orange Fruity!!! Fresh & Juicy
Drinking three glass of orange juice daily can bring down wheezing attacks to 70%. The reason behind this miracle worker is that orange is rich in Vitamin C and your respiratory track needs a good amount of it. One can include some other food items rich in vitamin C, such as papaya and green chili and lime.
Ever thought drinking coffee can heal wheezing. Well yes it does because caffeine has the ability to expand the airways. Three cups a day will result in good relief. Children should be kept at bay from such luxuries. It used to be a trendy folk remedy till about two centuries ago.
Aromatic Ointment is another source to get relief from wheezing. An easy and very handy method is by applying the ointment to your feet before going bed let it remain overnight. For children ointment may be a little strong so after applying to their little feet put socks on them. You will feel considerable relief.
Make Home Dust Free
Dust allergy is a great source in increasing chances for wheezing. It is compulsory for you to keep your house very clean and dust free. It will help lessen the symptoms of asthmatic wheezing.
Cayenne Peppers Or Red Chili To Get Rid of Wheezing
Red chilies have proven to be beneficial for air passage. Fluids in your body become highly active because of the heat. No matter they are fluids of mouth or throat or of lungs. Mucus becomes thin making you breathe easily.
Tea is very useful in asthmatic wheezing. By putting ginger in your tea can act as a helpful remedy. Another is licorice tea which is particularly beneficial in wheezing. Method for making licorice tea is by crushing licorice root and putting it in two cups of water let it get dissolved for 5 minutes then boil your tea for 10 minutes all its goodness will come in tea. To make your tea more tasty add honey to it.
Steam relives the causes of respiratory tract diseases. Good home remedies just cover your head with towel and inhale the steam for good 10 minutes. It will your humidify your respiratory passages. Helping you breath easily or reducing wheezing.
Make A Rub
Make a therapeutic rub at home. For this you need mustard oil and camphor. Mix both of them; they are very strong in their action.
Apply Turmeric Paste
Turmeric powder has so numerous advantages. One of them is for wheezing make a turmeric paste by adding turmeric in water making it in form of think paste. Apply the paste on your chest for 30 minutes and wipe it off with damp slightly warm cloth.
Soup is good and healthy drink for asthma and wheezing. Soups are recommended more in winter’s season. Dink as many bowls as you can. It will keep your chest warm and hydrated.
Honey inhalation is quick and easy remedy. Just add honey in boiling water and inhale the honey vapors.
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