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Are there things in my control that make bronchitis more likely?

Are there things in my control that make bronchitis more likely?

Allergy control: Bronchitis and similar illnesses are commonly associated to not well controlled respiratory allergic disease. Swelling and increased secretions secondary to allergy produce bronchitis symptoms which might or might not get secondarily infected. Identifying allergens, reducing exposure to them if present and measures to control allergy symptoms reduce the number of bronchitis episodes. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (airways that carry air from the trachea to the more distal parts of the lungs, or bronchioles). Bronchitis may be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can be acute or chronic. The latter is usually associated with smoking and may be part of COPD. Both acute and chronic bronchitis can lead to other serious conditions, including pneumonia with ...Read more


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What can I do for to control bronchitis in my child?

What can I do for  to control bronchitis in my child?

For control see dr.: Acute bronchitis usually occurs in association with viral respiratory tract infection.Chronic bronchitis is recurring inflammation and degeneration of the bronchial tubes that may be associated with active infection.Chronic bronchitis often associated with asthma, cystic fibrosis, dyskinetic cilia syndrome, foreign body aspiration, or exposure to an airway irritant. See pediatric pulmonologist. ...Read more

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I take 50 mg atenol to control my bp(125-130/75-80) but when I went to the dr. For bronchitis it was very high(156-160/90-95). Is this normal?

I take 50 mg atenol to control my bp(125-130/75-80) but when I went to the dr. For bronchitis it was very high(156-160/90-95).
Is this normal?

Not normal BP but: Your blood pressure was high on this visit and it is not unusual for blood pressure to be higher sometimes when you are sick. Get it checked again and if it remains high you may need change in your treatment. But if remains as was before you can continue with same. ...Read more

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I went to 2 docs they took xray n listen to breathing. I asked if bronchitis is prob, they said likely no but I forgot mention acute/chronic. Matter?

I went to 2 docs they took xray n listen to breathing. I asked if bronchitis is prob, they said likely no but I forgot mention acute/chronic. Matter?

Difference...: Acute bronchitis is due to infection of the airways and will resolve. Symptoms include cold symptoms, cough, fever. Chronic bronchitis is a form of copd, usually occurs in smokers and is an incurable, slowly progressive disease. Symptoms include productive cough and shortness of breath. The 2 disorders are very different. ...Read more

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Will someone with chronic bronchitis be more likely to have problems with acidosis or alkalosis?

Will someone with chronic bronchitis be more likely to have problems with acidosis or alkalosis?

Acidosis: Anything that causes decreased exhalation/obstruction (asthma, bronchitis etc.) causes a build up of CO2 and an acidosis. This question is on most medical board exams! ...Read more

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My niece is 21months & has croup about every 8weeks, has had pneumonia & bronchitis do you think she will be more likely to have asthma or alls?

My niece is 21months & has croup about every 8weeks, has had pneumonia & bronchitis do you think she will be more likely to have asthma or alls?

Maybe, maybe not: Some kids croup easily (with colds) and end up needing treatment for croup (sometimes prednisone) several times. A pediatric ENT doctor may need to check her throat & voice box. Usually, "croupers" outgrow it as they get bigger, and croup doesn't seem to increase their asthma chances. Having repeat "pneumonia" or "bronchitis" is different from croup, and can be signs of asthmatic cough symptoms. ...Read more

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How long does a cough from acute bronchitis last? I have already seen my doctor and been given hydromet syrup to control the cough.

How long does a cough from acute bronchitis last? I have already seen my doctor and been given hydromet syrup to control the cough.

Acute is < 2 weeks.: The term "acute bronchitis" is a description of a problem, not a diagnosis. It could be viral, or a complication of smoking, or a mycoplasma infection, or asthma. It may take more than one visit to tell if your cough lasts more than two weeks. And young adults are susceptible to pertussis (whooping cough), which can last 3 months. Did you get your pertussis vaccine? ...Read more

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I just started 20mg prednisone tonight for bronchitis. I took it at 8pm & its now 1:40am. Im having hot flashes & i'm only 19. How do I control this side effect? I don't like it, but i can't breathe.

I just started 20mg prednisone tonight for bronchitis. I took it at 8pm & its now 1:40am. Im having hot flashes & i'm only 19. How do I control this side effect? I don't like it, but i can't breathe.

Drug reaction: 20-40% of persons who take Prednisone have an adverse reaction to it. This will subside tonight, but you need to call your doctor in the am and clearly tell him/her about this. Do not keep taking it unless absolutely necessary. Side effects could get worse and result in tragedy. There are ways around these effects, but you and your doctor need specialist consultation. Now. ...Read more

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