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Can wheezing be a symptom of URI or bronchitis?

I believe I have an upper respiratory infection.. the one with the drawn out, long, hard cough :(  I do feel mucous now, after a week, but also noticed a couple mins of wheezing with it earlier. It has not come in several hours since then, but someone said wheezing is a symptom of pneumonia. I don't have any other symptoms of pneumonia though, like fever, sweats, or chills. Is it possible an upper respiratory infection can have wheezing sometimes too and it is NOT pneumonia?
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Wheezing can be a characteristic of bronchitis, virus or URI.  Your airway slightly constricts which causes the wheezing sound. Try to drink lots of fluids, try some hot tea, and use a humidifier. If you have a fever over 101, are short of breath. or have bluish skin you obviously need to get to the doctor. You can also try a medication such as Mucinex to loosen up the congestion. I hope you feel better soon!
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