Wheeze (noise on breathing out) and Cough which produces mucus

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

Information written and reviewed by Certified Doctors.

Conditions

Acute exacerbation of COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Fast or shallow breathing
  • Wheeze (noise on breathing out)
  • Cough which produces mucus
  • Loss of appetite

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Acute exacerbation of COPD.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Bronchitis

Bronchitis is an infection of the main airways of the lungs (bronchi), which causes them to become irritated and inflamed.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Cough which produces mucus
  • Wheeze (noise on breathing out)
  • Chest pain, worse on breathing in
  • Blocked nose
  • Runny nose

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Bronchitis.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Chronic obstructive lung disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheeze (noise on breathing out)
  • Cough which produces mucus
  • Unusually tired
  • Repeated infections

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Chronic obstructive lung disease.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.