Other than asthma, what causes wheezing?
Wheezing may result from:
- Some object pressing on the bronchial tube (a tumor, blood vessel)
- An inhaled particle (a peanut, egg shell fragment, etc.)
- Recurrent pneumonia due to a deficiency of antibodies
- Cystic fibrosis
- Cardiac disease
- Chronic bronchitis
- Pulmonary infections
- Reactions to medications
Special diagnostic studies help to rule in or rule out these disease processes.