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Doctor insights on: Bronchial Spasm

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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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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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If a z-pack was unsuccessful in treating bronchitis, is there logic in a dr giving another one for a 2nd round? Bronchial spasms, wheezing, cough..

If a z-pack was unsuccessful in  treating bronchitis, is there logic in a dr giving another one for a 2nd round?  Bronchial spasms, wheezing,  cough..

No.: This does not make good sense. Most bronchitis is viral and does not respond to antibiotics. A second course will generally not do any better. Unless you had signs or symptoms that specifically suggested bacterial infection i would hold off on antibiotics and consider other agents for the wheezing and cough. ...Read more

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Sinusitis & post nasal drip. Dr treating with cefdinir. Bronchial spasm cough treated w/ prednisone 6 day pack. Can I use biaxin, (clarithromycin) pred to end cough?

Sinusitis & post nasal drip. Dr treating with cefdinir.  Bronchial spasm cough treated w/ prednisone 6 day pack.  Can I use biaxin, (clarithromycin) pred to end cough?

Check with PCP: Please check with your physician if you need additional antibiotics. As far as your nasal and bronchial symptoms are concerned if on chronic basis Please look for the cause as such resp symptoms are environmental like dust molds pollens and foods etc. please visit us at www.ehacstl.com to learn more about treating the cause of illness. If interested Please make an appointment. ...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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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