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A 19-year-old female asked:

If someome with asthma has bronchitis, can the bronchitis affect their asthma? if so, what extra measures can that person take to prevent an attack?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
; vice versa: Bronchitis merely means inflammation of the bronchial tree. In a way, asthma is the result of inflammation of the airway mostly from eosinophils when the problem is allergic. You need to consult an allergist if the problem is not controlled. A viral infection often causes bronchitis and then exacerbation of asthma.

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Last updated Nov 15, 2013

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