A to Z: Wheezingenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgA "wheeze" is a high-pitched whistling sound made when air flows through narrowed airways in the lungs.wheezing, wheeze, breathing, breathe, breath, breathing problems, lungs, allergy, asthma, whistling, whistle, airways, weez, weezing, a to z, lung problems, asthma, asma, azma, asthma symptoms10/26/201204/15/201909/02/20193f5b6c43-b691-49a0-b883-9e7cf90e2e23https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-wheezing.html/<p>A "wheeze" is a high-pitched whistling sound made when air flows through narrowed airways in the lungs, usually when someone breathes out (exhales).</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Wheezing is often caused by <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bronchiolitis.html/">bronchiolitis</a>, a common viral infection during the winter months. Asthma, allergies, infections, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/gerd-reflux.html/">gastroesophageal reflux</a>, and inhaled foreign objects are other common causes of wheezing.</p> <p>Infants and children sometimes develop wheezing when they have a cold or other <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/lungs.html/">respiratory</a> infection, but it doesn't necessarily mean that they'll develop asthma. Many infants who wheeze during their first 3 years of life outgrow it later in childhood.</p> <p>Sudden wheezing can occur if a child accidentally inhales a foreign object (such as a peanut, coin, small toy, or piece of popcorn) into the airway. Wheezing that develops slowly is more likely to be caused by an infection.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Wheezing is a common symptom of asthma, although it can have other causes. Repeated episodes of wheezing might be a sign of asthma, especially if there is a family history of asthma, eczema, or allergies. Be sure to talk to your health care provider if your child has wheezing.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
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Definition: WheezeA wheeze is a high-pitched whistling sound made when air flows through narrowed airways in the lungs, usually when people breathe out.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/wheeze.html/2881771f-a042-4714-b645-6c181d6d4a41
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Word! WheezeA wheeze is the whistling sound air makes when your breathing tubes are narrowed.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-wheeze.html/ef94e8c9-16bf-41e0-b341-7c83f92d4f3b
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