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I have bronchitis. Is pain when breathing normal for bronchitis?

I have bronchitis. Is pain when breathing normal for bronchitis?

Yes: Many patients describe, "tightness all over my chest, " when they have bronchitis. It commonly improves as symptoms improve. ...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's the breathing disorder from bronchitis?

What's the breathing disorder from bronchitis?

Acute or chronic?: Acute bronchitis is typically due to either a bacterial or viral infection. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is usually due to smoking. ...Read more

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What can I do for bronchitis and breathing difficulties?

What can I do for  bronchitis and breathing difficulties?

See doctor...: If you have acute bronchitis, your doctor will determine if it is due to bacteria, which needs antibiotics or virus, where symptoms are treated. If you have chronic bronchitis, a form of COPD usually due to smoking, bronchodilator and steroid inhalers are given and oxygen, if the oxygen level is low. Shortness of breath can be life-threatening so see doctor today if you are short of breath! ...Read more

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I very recently recovered from bronchitis and I'm almost back to normal but smoke and dust still makes me cough and irritates my breathing.

I very recently recovered from bronchitis and I'm almost back to normal but smoke and dust still makes me cough and irritates my breathing.

Bronchial recovery: You were treated for an infection but the lining of the breathing tubes in your lungs were damaged. They will recover in time. If you can afford it get a HEPA air filter. It filters the air to 99.97 % clean and don't stay around smokers. You will get better! ...Read more

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I think I have bronchitis, when I was younger I took breathing treatments. its worse now?

I think I have bronchitis, when I was younger I took breathing treatments. its worse now?

Mgt follow up: Childhood respiratory conditions may be related to chronic lung disease. More details can be provided during an appointment booked online at healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read more

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My son is 5 and had bronchitis. He was on pred and breathing tx. Bronchitis is better but he is on day 4 of hives.Viral? How many days will they last?

My son is 5 and had bronchitis. He was on pred and breathing tx. Bronchitis is better but he is on day 4 of hives.Viral? How many days will they last?

Until treated: It is hard to map out the the course of the hives which are usually a skins reaction to an allergen. Did he start having hives with the addition of the breathing treatment. Prednisone usually with help to improve hives but if he is still encountering the agent which is causing the hives they will continue to occur. Seek medical treatment and try an antihistamine ...Read more

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I have a bronchitis. Its been 3 days. Ive always had some problem breathing and my parent where smoking in the house. What kind of bronchitis I have ?

I have a bronchitis. Its been 3 days. Ive always had some problem breathing and my parent where smoking in the house. What kind of bronchitis I have ?

Impossible to know: Impossible to know without ability to ask questions. Impossible for me to know severity. You may or may not need to seek medical care. ...Read more

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Why do I still have trouble breathing from bronchitis that i got rid of?

Why do I still have trouble breathing from bronchitis that i got rid of?

Yes...: You may still be having some residual bronchospasm due to the infection and this can cause shortness of breath. See your doctor since this is easily treated with bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. If you smoke, you need to quit asap. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more