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What are bronchial asthma and chronic bronchitis?

What are bronchial asthma and chronic bronchitis?

Different Conditions: Bronchial Asthma is chronic Inflamatory disease of the airways&causes episodes of Bronchospasm causing cough,Wheezing&shortness of breath which is reversible with use of Bronchodilaters like Albuterol Chronic Bronchitis is inflammation&irritation of the airways and is irreversible even with use of Bronchodilatrs like Albuterol and it produces excessive mucus and cough persist more than3months/year ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways, caused ...Read more


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Is non-allergic rhinitis common in asthma? cough and mild wheezing are the only symptoms of asthma. No allergies- constant runny nose

Is non-allergic rhinitis common in asthma? cough and mild wheezing are the only symptoms of asthma. No allergies- constant runny nose

All connected: In Chinese medicine, your lungs are connected to your entire respiratory system, including your lungs, your throat, your bronchial tubes, and your nose. So if your lungs are weak in something like asthma it would be likely that you'd also have a runny nose. It means that you need some strengthening of your lungs, and you should probably quit smoking. ...Read more

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Does albuterol and Pulmicort treat bronchitis and pneumonia?

Does albuterol and Pulmicort treat bronchitis and pneumonia?

No: Neither treat pneumonia, but in patients who have underlying obstructive lung diseases like asthma or copd, pneumonia can worsen symptoms of these diseases and the inhaled medicines you mention can help treat these problems. Albuterol helps dilate the airways and relieve shortness of breath and pulmicort helps decrease airway inflammation and may also help relive symptoms but more slowly over time. ...Read more

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Post Nasal Drip and Bad Breath? Allergic Rhinitis , Colds, Cough viral and bacterial infections, Toothache, Mouth breathing

Post Nasal Drip and Bad Breath?  Allergic Rhinitis , Colds, Cough viral and bacterial infections, Toothache, Mouth breathing

See your physician: There are many and various illnesses which could match your description. I can appreciate your concerned, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the answer to your worries. Rec.: see your physician for physical and referral to other specialties (e.g. dentist , ENT) if needed. Take good care. ...Read more

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Are albuterol and Pulmicort good medications to treat bronchitis and pneumonia?

Are albuterol and Pulmicort good medications to treat bronchitis and pneumonia?

No: Albuterol is a quick relief medication to treat the bronchospasm associated with asthma. It is also used for copd. Pulmicort (budesonide) is an inhaled steroid used as a daily controller medication for asthma. Neither of these are used to treat pneumonia or bronchitis. Antibiotics are typically used to treat bacterial pneumonia and serious bronchitis. ...Read more

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How are bronchitis and asthma different?

How are bronchitis and asthma different?

Indeed: Although both conditions involve inflammation in the airways, asthma is associated with airway constriction often related to allergy. People with asthma often have wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughing. Chronic bronchitis is usually associated with tobacco smoking (not allergy) and the symptoms consist mainly of a wet cough (phlegm production). ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies close up your throat and airways?

Can seasonal allergies close up your throat and airways?

Sometimes: Seasonal allergies (from pollen) commonly trigger nasal and eye symptoms. In some people they can also trigger asthma leading to cough, chest tightness or wheezing. Throat symptoms may occur from post nasal drip and inflammation. ...Read more

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What's the dif between bronchiospam and airway reactivity? (bronchitis 2ndry to cold? Virus?, cough inc@nite intrpting sleep)

What's the dif between bronchiospam and airway reactivity? (bronchitis 2ndry to cold? Virus?, cough inc@nite intrpting sleep)

Bronchitis: This condition is due to a virus in about 95% of cases. Airway reactivity is the fact that the tubes into your lungs are inflamed, and as a result contract (bronchospasm) with outside stimuli. There are numerous cough meds otc usually contained dextromethorphan. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies make asthma worse?

Can seasonal allergies make asthma worse?

Yes: Yes, seasonal allergies can definitely make your asthma worse, especially if you have IgE or allergic induced asthma. Make sure your allergies and asthma are both well controlled with daily nasal sprays and inhaled sprays. Maximizing control of both upper and lower airways will keep you from progressing to a full blown exacerbation. See Allergist for further workup and evaluation. ...Read more

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Should i avoid prednisone for asthma when allergies cause coughing fits, wheezing, mucus wakes me up choking? Asthma not responding well to inhalers.

Should i avoid prednisone for asthma when allergies cause coughing fits, wheezing, mucus wakes me up choking? Asthma not responding well to inhalers.

Asthma: Obviously your asthma is not well controlled. If you have not done so already, you should consult an allergist to control your allergies and asthma better. There are more options for severe asthmatic if the inhalers do not suffice to control the asthma. ...Read more

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Do all asthma attacks have "triggers" like viruses, cold air, smoke, etc?

Do all asthma attacks have "triggers" like viruses, cold air, smoke, etc?

Reactive airways: Asthma, by definition is reactive airways. So it's reacting to something.But often times, we have difficulty narrowing it down to figure out exactly what it is. ...Read more

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Is allergic bronchitis and asthma same?

Is allergic bronchitis and asthma same?

Yes: Allergic bronchitis = asthma. However not all asthma are due to allergic bronchitis. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Allergy asthma fighting foods I have a tons of allergies. I also have asthma. What types of food fight allergies and asthma?

Allergy asthma fighting foods I have a tons of allergies.  I also have asthma.  What types of food fight allergies and asthma?

Healthy diet: No specific foods fight asthma and allergies. Focus on eating a well balanced with plenty of fruits and vegetables. Some people with pollen allergy may experience itchy mouth or throat when eating raw fruits or vegetables. Usually the foods are tolerated if peeled or cooked. ...Read more

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Inhaled clorox bleach at work hurtful cough similar to bronchitis chest congested and weezing?

Inhaled clorox bleach at work hurtful cough similar to bronchitis chest congested and weezing?

Chlorine bleach: fumes can be very irritating but a brief exposure will produce only transient symptoms! You should be fine in 24-48 hours! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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Cough and cold management?

Cough and cold management?

Increase fluid : Stay hydrated will clear by 7-10 days .No otc save your money. ...Read more

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Infants having flu and cough and can't sleep?

Infants having flu and cough and can't sleep?

Vaporizer: Try steaming yourself with hot shower. Sleep with vaporizer. Sleep on several pillows. Use saline nose drops several times a day. Rub vapo rub on chest and push fluids. ...Read more

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My "asthma* symptoms have never included a tickly cough until now. Ventolin relieves the cough. Can blue inhalers relieve coughs in non-asthmatics?

My "asthma* symptoms have never included a tickly cough until now. Ventolin relieves the cough. Can blue inhalers relieve coughs in non-asthmatics?

Possibly: Some people who developed a cough from a viral infection may benefit from an albuterol inhaler. However if you have asthma, you may need a controller drug such as an inhaled steroid for a chronic condition. instead of Ventolin. ...Read more

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Do severe allergies and asthma also make one more prone to viral illnesses?

Do severe allergies and asthma also make one more prone to viral illnesses?

Probably: Any condition or conditions which can affect your immune system can leave you open to infections like flu, or other viral or bacterial infections. ...Read more

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