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Acute Bronchial Spasms
Yes one can get an attack of Acute Bronchitis which may be due to viral or bacterial infection. Other irritants like smoke or pollution also may cause this condition less frequently.
It causes cough and may last 10 to 20 days and gradually gets better. It may also cause wheezing and rhonchi in the chest on auscultation ...Read more
I have just had sudden onset diarrhoea and vomiting and yesterday I had terrible back pain going up either side which was spasming?
Could it happen such that a person who doesn't have asthma, have an acute bronchial asthma attack?
Can pnd cause acute bronchitis or bronchitis like symptoms? I read that it can drip down into your bronchial tubes resulting in this.
Sinobronchial synd: Yes, it is thought that post-nasal drainage or drip can flow from the back of the nose to the airway through the pharynx. The pharynx is a very complex area where the air you breath and everything you swallow have to cross. Pnd can get to the trachea. Many times is causes throat clearing and cough, but I have certainly see patient develop bronchitis from colds or other upper respiratory illness. ...Read more
I am suffering from acute bronchial asthma is it safe to consume 3 tablet of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 625 in a day?
Yes: In fact, this is close to the usual dose for your age, however a bacterial infection is an unlikely cause for your acute asthma which may require a short-course of Prednisone if not controlled with bronchodilator and Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is not likely to do any good unless you have a sinus infection at the same time. ...Read more
Is Ibuprofen also helpful in reducing inflamtion of bronchial tubes during acute bronchitis. Ie it is better to take it instead of panadol for fever.
Bronchial spasms are charcteristic of what is called asthma. They affect small caliber tubes that have a muscle layer than can be sensitve to different stimuli such as allergens, cold temperature, viral infections, drug reactions etc.
They are not contagious but can have familial predisposition. ...Read more
After: Stretches and warm ups, over a exercise ball you do facing down, reverse sit ups, or find a machine at the gym that serves similar purpose. ...Read more
What could be the cause of the whole of your body spasming just as you are drifting off to sleep?
Yes: Allergies are one of the predominant cause of bronchial spasms. Other causes include exposure to cold air, irritants (cigarette or other smoke, strong perfumes, chemicals), infections, exercise and poor air quality. ...Read more
Toe hurts: Sometimes the spasm is the overuse of the intrinsic muscles of the foot. See your podiatrist as it may indicate a biomechanical abnormality. ...Read more
Yes: True spasticity as opposed to "muscle spasm" usually occurs secondary to a disorder or trauma, such as a spinal cord injury (sci), a brain injury, a tumor, a stroke, multiple sclerosis (ms), or a peripheral nerve injury. Treatments may include, preventative measures, therapy, positioning/orthotics, oral medication, injectable medication, and in some cased surgical intervention. ...Read more
Velocity dependent: While spasticity has taken on many colloquial meanings, the true meaning is that of a velocity dependent resistance to stretch. A spastic muscle may be able to be stretched slowly, but when the velocity is increased, the stretch causes a reflexive contraction within the muscle to antagonize the stretch. It is very commonly seen in upper motor neuron related diseases (stroke, cp, etc). ...Read more
Involuntary tightness: This occurs with certain types of strokes, and with spinal cord injuries. Involuntary tightening of the flexor muscles, with intermittent gear as you try to passively straighten a muscle out or extended from the flex position. ...Read more
Spasticity: Spasticity = "Spasticity is stiff or rigid muscles. It may also be called unusual tightness or increased muscle tone. Reflexes (for example, a knee-jerk reflex) are stronger or exaggerated. The condition can interfere with walking, movement, or speech." Per MEDLINE PLUS. See: https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/003297.htm ...Read more
Treatment for asthma: In bronchial thermoplasty, the physician passes a special coiled wire through a bronchoscope into the air passages of the lung (trachea and bronchi). The coil is heated, weakening the smooth muscle and leading to relaxation of the air passage walls. This relaxation helps improve airflow, thus helping reduce the symptoms of asthma. ...Read more
Reactive airways: Bronchial asthma (commonly referred to as just asthma) is a medical condition in which the airways have both inflammation (excess mucus and swelling and cells present in airways) and episodic airway constriction or narrowing. Both of these are features of asthma. Albuterol treats the narrowed airways, but other medications such as inhaled steroids are necessary to control the airway inflammation. ...Read more
For a week I've been having spasming in my left side. Kidney area it's not painful just uncomfortable. What can it be?
I have never had this happen before, but the other night I was woken up by my left calf spasming an tightening really painfully. What could this be?
Might have rectal spasming. Have 1 internal hemmorhoid, possible fissure. Can't tell if I am spasming, but the pain I feel is in bursts. What can I do
Anal Fissure: Nothing. Keep your bowels moving. Keep the area as clean as possible and let the tissue heal. No more anal play until you are better. ...Read more
Please ask again: Bronchial cardiomiosis is a term unfamiliar to me. Bronchial refers to the large and medium sized air passages that carry air towards the deeper parts of the lungs. Cardio refers to the heart. Miosis means the pupil in the eye is getting smaller. There is a word "cardiomyositis", which means inflammation of the heart. Cardiomyositis is caused by infections or other diseases, and damages the heart. ...Read more
Treatment for asthma: It is a treatment for refractory asthma. It's used only if you aren't responding well (or aren't tolerating) the standard asthma treatments. The procedure involves passing a bronchoscope through your mouth and into your lungs (while under sedation) and heating the bronchial walls of your lungs. ...Read more
Spasticity is an increased resistance to the passive movement of a joint due to abnormally high muscle tone, and varies with the amplitude and speed of the joint motion. Seen after a stroke.
Rigidity is an increased resistance to the passive movement of a joint which is constant throughout the range of joint motion, and not related to the speed of joint movement. Seen in Parkinson's disease. ...Read more
See below: It is mostly the quality of the movement. With rigidity, the muscle tone stays pretty much the same when someone moves the limb, there is constant resistance to movement. It has also been called "lead pipe" rigidity. In spasticity, there is initial resistance to movement and then the resistance gives way. This is called "clasp-knife" spasticity. Rigidity is often seen in parkinsons. ...Read more
No: Inhalers are not dangerous. As in any medicagtion the danger is in the correct indication & usage & not to abuse. ...Read more
Used for diagnosis:
A bronchial wash is a way of retriving cells and micro organisms that are related to a lung condition associated with an illness.
They are obtained during bronchoscopy and sent to the lab for cell analysis and cultures.
They can be very helpfull in diagnosis avoiding an open lung biopsy. ...Read more