After taking anti-biactics for sinus drainage and some wheezing in the chest I have ocassional wheezing when I lie on my left side. This morning my wife asked about the sound as I was lying on the left side. I really haven't noticed when on my right side. It sounds like two balloons rubbibg together. I also have a slight cough during the day. Am I being overly anxious ?
Thanks for your help
It is hard to say what is going on. Wheezing of consequence from your lungs should be heard and felt when you are in an upright position and on both sides. When you lie down, you compress airways and this may be the reason for the sound. If you are feeling progressively better and the cough is going away and not a problem, what you are describing is probably just part of the healing process from your infection. If the cough is persisting, you are wheezing when you are not lying down, or this problem is not getting better, I would recommend seeing your physician. A simple physical examination and perhaps a chest x-ray should help assess this situation quickly.
Thank you for your response. My cough is gone and I haven't experienced any more wheezing. I think you are probably correct regarding lying on one side and compressing the airways. As soon as I moved flat on back or on other side I didn't wheeze anymore.I have never had this situation when standing or sitting.
Thanks again for your help. If it returns I will see a doctor. It took me four weeks and two different antibiotics to get over the infection in sinuses. Have a good new year
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. MedHelp 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.