A nasal spray or non-sedating antihistamine is a good treatment for a wheezing cough. If asthma is the cause of wheezing cough, a physician often prescribes a long-acting bronchodilator or an inhaled corticosteroid, says WebMD.
If the cause of the wheezing cough is acute bronchitis, a doctor may prescribe a quick-acting bronchodilator such as salbutamol or terbutaline to reduce the wheezing while the infection is clearing. Usually, a wheezing cough from acute bronchitis vanishes when the disease stops. When the wheezing cough is chronic and causes breathing difficulties, a doctor may administer intravenous adrenaline, oxygen, prednisolone or a mechanical ventilator to help in breathing, states WebMD.