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What causes a chronic bacterial prostatitis?

What causes a chronic bacterial prostatitis?

Not all prostatitis: Is bacterial. Perhaps prostate and seminal vesicle congestion may be irritating? We call prostatis when we cannot make a more specific diagnosis, and you suffer irritative effects. Commonly, anti-biotics are used, and anti-inflammatories. But sex, too much or too little, has no established role. Having sex can elevate the psa test, however. ...Read more

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Bacterial Infection Of Upper Airway (Definition)

Bacterial tracheitis is most often caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. It can follow a recent viral upper respiratory infection. It affects mostly young children, possibly because their small trachea is ...Read more


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What are the tests for bacterial tracheitis?

What are the tests for bacterial tracheitis?

Sputum culture: Sputum sent for culture to see if any bacteria grow. Chest x-ray may not be helpful and bronchoscope in extreme cases may be necessary. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to treat bacterial tracheitis?

Are there natural ways to treat bacterial tracheitis?

Yes, antibiotics: ...Nearly all of which are derived from nature. E.G. Penecillin and cephalosporins all their relatives come from fungi. That said, nearly all forms of "tracheitis" and bronchitis are due to viruses, and then you can use all the non-doctor prescribed meds you want, because we have few antibiotics for viruses. Treat the symptoms and it usually gets better in spite of, not because of the antibiotics. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with bacterial tracheitis have?

What symptoms does someone with bacterial tracheitis have?

Bad condition: This rare illness produces the abrupt onset of high fever, cough, stridor, sputum which has gross pus in it, sometimes bloody sputum. This is a true medical emergency and patients should be seen by a doctor asap. ...Read more

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My brother has bacterial tracheitis. What should I tell him?

My brother has bacterial tracheitis. What should I tell him?

Should get better: Unless your brother has some form of immune deficiency he should get quite better with appropriate treatment. Any form of infection can produce some damages to tissues which may then increases susceptibility to other infections, but this is not necessarily going to occur. ...Read more

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What happens to my child as a result of bacterial tracheitis?

What happens to my child as a result of bacterial tracheitis?

Long term nothing: Bacterial tracheitis can cause airway obstruction from infected crusts building up in the trachea. It is treated with bronchoscopy, antibiotics, steroids, etc. If there is no need for long term intubation, then there should be no problems with long term issues. Occasionally there will be permanent scarring of the trachea that can be fixed if necessary. ...Read more

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My husband's grandparent might have bacterial tracheitis. What is it?

My husband's grandparent might have bacterial tracheitis. What is it?

Trachel infection: Tracheitis is an infection of the trachea. It usually starts as a virus, and then the bacterial infection follows. It can be quite dangerous and life threatening and requires hospitalization and medications, and sometimes surgery. ...Read more

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Is bacterial trachaitis contagious?

Is bacterial trachaitis contagious?

Probably not: But would need more information. This is an uncommon condition. Presdisposing factors, organism, clinical course, etc. Would all be significant. ...Read more

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Is tracheitis and COPD dangerous together?

Is tracheitis and COPD dangerous together?

Can be but: Trachitis is an acute condition and on top of chronic condition copd it can be a little dangerous but if treated appropriately and timely there should be not that dangerous ...Read more

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How would you differentiate laryngitis from tracheitis?

How would you differentiate laryngitis from tracheitis?

Voice: Classically tracheitis would be connected with a harsh cough and maybe stridor (noisy breathing originating from the neck). Laryngitis will typically present with some form of hoarseness. ...Read more

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Is tracheitis contagious if you cough?

Is tracheitis contagious if you cough?

Not usually: Although the virus that causes tracheitis can be contagious, and cause upper respiratory infections, it is unlikely to cause tracheitis in other infected people. That is why we don't see epidemics of tracheitis. ...Read more

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Viral tracheitis how long contagious for?

Viral tracheitis how long contagious for?

Like a cold or flu: Like a cold of flu, one should expect a viral tracheitis or viral laryngitis to be contagious from a couple of days before the start of symptoms through 5-10 days of symptoms. The period of contagiousness in one individual person is unpredictable, so if somebody needs to be extra safe, then he should stay away from the sick person until a couple of days after all symptoms are gone. ...Read more

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I had tracheitis and finished antibiotics yesterday is it ok to smoke now?

I had tracheitis and finished antibiotics yesterday is it ok to smoke now?

Seriously?: Why do you think you got tracheitis? Keep smoking and watch what happens. ...Read more

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Adult croup .Hi I am a 42 yr old female in good health since 2012 I have been getting croup and tracheitis . I have been on steroid 3 times since octo?

Adult croup .Hi I am a 42 yr old female in good health since 2012 I have been getting croup and tracheitis . I have been on steroid 3 times since octo?

Adult croup: This is laryngotracheobronchitis and is usually due to viral infection, but allergy can produce similar manifestations rarely. Hopefully you are being seen by a pulmonary (lung) disease expert and having this evaluated appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is tracheitis dangerous?

Is tracheitis dangerous?

Yes: Depends on all associated cardiac, pulmonary risk factors and response to treatments. May progress to pneumonia if not treated and that can be lethal. ...Read more

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Is tracheitis contagious?

Is tracheitis contagious?

Not likely: Tracheitis is inflammation of the trachea from any of a number of reasons. Even if it is infectious, it is unlikely to result it spreading to another person. ...Read more

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I'm recovering from laryngo tracheitis and after 7day course of treatment I still can't stop coughing. Can this be an alergie?

I'm recovering from laryngo tracheitis and after 7day course of treatment I still can't stop coughing. Can this be an alergie?

Follow up visit: It is common to continue to cough for weeks. I would advise a follow up to include lung function tests and evaluation for reflux. A brief course of steroids can be used to relieve the inflammation. A virtual appt may be booked online: Healthtap.com/dosanjhMD Code: ncyhpz ...Read more

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Nasal/Chest congestion, constant cough and white foamy sputum which gets worse at night/after eating , Diagnosed viral tracheitis, i think its worse?

Nasal/Chest congestion, constant cough and white foamy sputum which gets worse at night/after eating , Diagnosed viral tracheitis, i think its worse?

Determine the cause: Depending on the cause, the treatment can be given. A majority of chronic coughs can be associated with 1.Asthma 2.Post nasal drip 3. Acid reflux. For more acute conditions such as what you describe, should be explored in greater detail with a physician who will also perform a physician exam. ...Read more

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Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more