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Doctor insights on: Acute Bronchial Spasms

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Can a person who doesn't have asthma, have an acute bronchial attack?

Can a person who doesn't have asthma, have an acute bronchial attack?

Acute Bronchitis: 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

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What is acute bronchial pneumonia?

What is acute bronchial pneumonia?

Pneumonia: It is an infection of the large airways ...Read more

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What is the clinical difference between bronchial asthma and acute bronchiolitis?

What is the clinical difference between bronchial asthma and acute bronchiolitis?

Wheezing causes: Bronchiolitis is caused by a virus called the respiratory syncytial virus and usually lastsfor7-10days. Bronchial asthma is usually caused by allergies and may last longer if not treated properly. ...Read more

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Can pnd cause acute bronchitis or bronchitis like symptoms? I read that it can drip down into your bronchial tubes resulting in this.

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

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I am suffering from acute bronchial asthma is it safe to consume 3 tablet of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 625 in a day?

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

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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.

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.

Ibuprofen: Similiar for fever, unless chest is burning or hurting, then Ibuprofen would be a better choice. You may take both together if needed. Just stick to dosage from package instructions. ...Read more

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What's the difference between Spasticity and spasm?

What's the difference between Spasticity and spasm?

Neuro vs muscular: To me spasm is a local muscle involuntary contraction and spasticty is a neurologic problem loss of cortical control of motor function causing inability to appropriately relax muscles sign of a upper motor neuron injury ...Read more

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Can bronchial spasms be contagious?

Can bronchial spasms be contagious?

NO: 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

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My chest is spasming really badly what should I do?

My chest is spasming really badly what should I do?

See a doctor: I am unfamiliar with chest spasms. I would urge that you have a doctor evaluate the chest pain. ...Read more

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How do I strengthen my lower back to stop it spasming?

How do I strengthen my lower back to stop it spasming?

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

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Are bronchial spasms related to allergies?

Are bronchial spasms related to allergies?

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

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How to stop the muscles in the butt from spasming? Tried what seems to be everything

How to stop the muscles in the butt from spasming? Tried what seems to be everything

Diagnose the Cause: First the cause of this symptom must be diagnosed. Given that it is most likely neurological you may need an MRI. There is no home remedy or treatment that we can recommend until the cause of the situation is identified. ...Read more

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My toe hurts and it keeps spasming. What is happening?

My toe hurts and it keeps spasming. What is happening?

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

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Can anything be taken for spasticity?

Can anything be taken for spasticity?

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

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What is the meaning of the word spasticity?

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

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What is the meaning of "clasp-knife spasticity"?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Spasticity?

What is the definition or description of: Spasticity?

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

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What does mild thickened central bronchial markings mean and what are the symptoms?

What does mild thickened central bronchial markings mean and what are the symptoms?

Swollen airways: This is what you see on an X-ray when there is swelling around the breathing tubes in the center of the chest. IT is usually caused by a chest cold. Less commonly, it is swelling from scarring or diseases of the lungs. ...Read more

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Bronchial thermoplasty what is this?

Bronchial thermoplasty what is this?

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

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What the bronchial asthma?

Straight forward: The airway system has inflammation, not infection. Therefore medication for inflammation is important. The gold standard is inhaled steroids. Check with your lung doc. ...Read more

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What exactly is bronchial asthma?

What exactly is bronchial asthma?

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

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Why does it feel like my scalp muscles are spasming?

Why does it feel like my scalp muscles are spasming?

Are you under stress: Or tension? Just as the muscles of the neck can tighten with stress - the muscles on the skull can too. ...Read more

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What is bronchial cardiomiosis?

What is bronchial cardiomiosis?

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

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What is a bronchial thermoplasty?

What is a bronchial thermoplasty?

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

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Difference between spasticity and rigidity?

Difference between spasticity and rigidity?

Different origin: 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

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What is the main difference between rigidity and spasticity?

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

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Is bronchial inhaler dangerous to health and cause problems?

Is bronchial inhaler dangerous to health and cause problems?

No: Inhalers are not dangerous. As in any medicagtion the danger is in the correct indication & usage & not to abuse. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Progressive spasticity?

What is the definition or description of: Progressive spasticity?

Progressive spastici: Spasticity = muscles remain involuntarily contracted which can cause tightness/ stiffness. It is usually due to injury of brain or spinal cord. In this case, the spasticity worsens over time. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the difference between rigidity and spasticity?

Spasticity is: Velocity dependent. So it comes with movement of a joint. Rigidity is the tone of the muscle at rest. Both are due to neurologic insult to the central nervous system. ...Read more

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Is bronchial asmtha a permanent condition if you have it as a child?

Is bronchial asmtha a permanent condition if you have it as a child?

No: Children can grow out of their asthma. There are several studies to show this to be true. The ability to grow out of asthma depends in severity, family history of asthma and how well one is protecting the lungs now from asthma episodes. ...Read more

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How do we differentiate spasticity and rigidity? What are the differences?

Velocity dependent: Spasticity is velocity dependent- the faster you try to move the limb the more resistance you will encounter. Rigidity is a fixed resistance not affected by speed. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is spasticity and how can you tell if you have it?

Spasticity: Spasticity is basically "stiffness" in the arms and legs, a rigid posture with resistance to movement. When one moves an arm of a spastic patient is more rigid. When one tries to walk with spasticity the gait is very stiff and rigid, an almost robotic type movement ...Read more

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What does it mean when when bronchial wash is given as specimen and reports are as follows?

What does it mean when when bronchial wash is given as specimen and reports are as follows?

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