My husband had a cold about 2 months ago. He continues to have a strange sound coming from his lungs it sounds bubbly when he is sleeping. Our doctor prescribed antibiotics and an inhaler and sent him on his way. His cold is better but the wheezing is still lingering. He is an ironworker and has worked around a lot of dust, lead paint etc. He was tested a few years back for metals in his blood and was okay. My concern is might he be dealing with a respiratory disorder- asthma....etc. He is stubborn will not take time to go back to the doctor. Should he still use the inhaler the doctor gave him? Thanks for your insight.
The combination of infection, the cold, and his chronic occupational exposures to dusts, fumes and other toxins can cause significant lung problems and the wheeze could be a sign of persistent bronchitis and/or pneumonia or asthma. You should try to arrange for him to be evaluated by a lung specialist, soon. Time taken to do this now, could save both of you a lot of grief in the future.
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.