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What causes shortness of breath, sore throat and wheezing? 5 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, is your body's response to specific allergens. It causes uncomfortable symptoms like sneezing and itchy eyes.

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2

Chronic Bronchitis

Acute bronchitis causes coughs that produce mucus. You don't need antibiotics, but bed rest and home care can help.

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3

Cold and Flu Overview

Common colds and influenza are contagious infections that affect the respiratory system. Both are airborne illnesses, spread through coughing and sneezing. Shared symptoms include headache, cough, sore throat, and more.

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4

Allergic Asthma

If you ever have trouble breathing during allergy season, you may have allergic asthma. Allergic asthma is asthma caused by an allergic reaction. It is also called allergy-induced asthma. People with allergic asthm...

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5

Croup

Croup is a viral condition that causes swelling around the vocal cords. It's most active in the fall and winter months and targets children under the age of 5.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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