A 19-year-old male asked:
Why would someone be given an inhaler and steroids for acute bronchitis if they don't have asthma?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Symptoms: Bronchitis can be from any causes and means inflammation of the bronchial tree. If the symptoms are really bothersome, it may be treated temporarily with anti-asthma drugs to reduce the inflammation. Do note that if you do develop prolonged bronchitis symptoms with each cold, it may well be a manifestation of asthma which is only triggered by an infection particularly a viral one
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Last updated Oct 11, 2017
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