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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Chouteau
35 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely: "Chronic bronchitis" refers to a long-term degeneration of lung function occurring in mostly older people and most often in smokers or former smokers. ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
See a pulmonologist: Unusual to see chronic bronchitis in a non-smoker, and that will not produce enlarged lymph nodes. You need to be seen by a doctor who specializes in ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Your bronchitis: is considered acute. The cough from acute bronchitis can last up to a month. If it goes on longer, please get re-checked by your doctor. Chronic bronc ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience in Pulmonology
Type of obstruction: Chronic bronchitis is a type of obstructive lung disease. It is characterized by cough and sputum production for approximately 100 days out of the ye ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Shapiro
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Some causes: A "wet" cough usually implies that mucus is involved at the level of the voicebox. The answer can be classified according to where the mucus is origi ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Indeed: Although both conditions involve inflammation in the airways, asthma is associated with airway constriction often related to allergy. People with asth ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Cough: A cough is a cough. What is needed is to determine the reason for the cough. If you are not a smoker than there is clearly another reason. Please se ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Smoking..,: The most common cause for both diseases is cigarette smoking. By either avoiding smoking or quitting if you do smoke, you reduce your chances of getti ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Brown
Specializes in Pulmonology
COPD: Most patients who develop COPD are or were smokers. There is some data that states that nonsmokers who have second hand smoker exposure can develop CO ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
No...: It has a far bigger effect on your quality of life, especially if you are a smoker. If you do smoke, stop, and it will prevent chronic bronchitis fro ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Carlos
19 years experience in Critical Care
No: Chronic bronchitis itself is not contagious. Sometimes the virus or bacteria that exacerbate a patient's chronic bronchitis can be contagious however ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Poor immunity: Noninfectious as well as infectious processes can result in chronic pneumonia however, infectious disease is the worrisome one including bacteria caus ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Asthma: Nope. However they are both classified under obstructive lung disease.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Deficiency: The child must have an immunodeficiency but not necessarily immunoglobulons if the levels are normal, consult an immunologist, preferrably ina tertiar ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience in Family Medicine
By definition, no: Chronic bronchitis is, by definition, not seasonal. It is defined as a cough that is productive of mucus every day for 3 months in a row. It is ofte ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience in Pediatrics
It Should: Not be if you are under the care of a physician and taking your medications as instructed. Any health condition can be fatal if not properly treated, ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
26 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Very little.: If the tea has caffeine then this is a very minimal bronchodilator response. Best thing is good nutritional status and physical activity. Follow up w ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Nobody knows: We will get a nobel prize if we find out. Check with your doc also.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience in Pediatrics
Nah: Nope, chronic bronchitis is not always fatal. When smoking is associated, there is certainly a higher risk of an associated fatal disease, such as c ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Unaware of: I am not aware of such an association. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is induced by exposure to a specific agent but only certain susceptible indiv ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Pulmonary: All the pulmonary fibrosis diseases are restrictive as are the infiltrative diseases.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Bronchiectasis: Not sure what you're asking. Bronchiectasis is associated with frequent lung infections and shortness of breath. It can have a genetic relationship an ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asaf Presente
15 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends on the cause: Ild comes in many subtypes - a few - especially those related to smoking or that have an hypersensitivity/allergic component can be reversed with the ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
28 years experience in Radiology
Might be normal: I obviously have to make some assumptions without seeing the films myself. First, I believe that "hyperinflated" was meant instead of hyperinflamed, ... Read More

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