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If I have bronchitis and tonsillitis and a stuffed up nose could a humidifier help me at all?

If I have bronchitis and tonsillitis and a stuffed up nose could a humidifier help me at all?

Can't hurt: It won't hurt anything. A cough medicine may help, prescription or otc if your doctor didn't give you one. Expect things to get better in 3-7 days with treatment. ...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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Treatment for bronchitis and tonsillitis for 2years old child?

Treatment for bronchitis and tonsillitis for 2years old child?

INFECTION ...?: Both sounds infection, by virus or bacteria. If mild, there can be low grade fever, cough, poor oral intake. Make sure the child drinks enough fluid, use a humidifier in the room, keep nose clean. With these 2 diagnosis you made: the child needs to be seen by a qualified medical personnel of a doctor. ...Read more

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Can long term tonsillitis lead to bronchitis?

Can long term tonsillitis lead to bronchitis?

Not really: Tonsolitis is usually an acute issue, may be recurrent. If you have bronchitis, the doctor will have to make a work up for posible causes and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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Had chest pressure and hoarse voice for 4 days. Thought maybe bronchitis after zpack still no relief. Should i go get checked? Possibly tonsillitis?

Odds are you have: and had a viral infection which is why you have no response to the Z-pak. Probably influenza. Unlikely to be tonsillitis from your description but it would't hurt to get checked out since you are uncomfortable. Your health care provider will be able to give you tips for dealing with viral infections so maybe you can avoid indiscriminate use of antibiotics in the future. ...Read more

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Can i stop yearly bronchitis? Every winter i get bronchitis twice, seemingly like clockwork. Is there anything i can do to with the air, such as a humidifier or dehumidifier, to stop this? I live in a place with damp winters, and i thought that might also

Can i stop yearly bronchitis? Every winter i get bronchitis twice, seemingly like clockwork. Is there anything i can do to with the air, such as a humidifier or dehumidifier, to stop this? I live in a place with damp winters, and i thought that might also

Hello. : Hello. There are many people who, like you, get recurrent seasonal bronchitis. Here are some things that you can do to help prevent getting the next bout. 1. This is huge! avoid cigarette smoke. This includes second hand smoke. If you live or work with cigarette smokers who aren’t considerate enough to do it outside, show them this response. That way they will realize that they are not only harming their own health but they are hurting you as well. 2. Get your flu vaccine every year. Many cases of bronchitis start with the flu. 3. Yes, i know we all learned about hand washing and the spread of germs when we were little. I was taught to cough into my hands. Now a days, they teach kids to cough into the crook of their elbow (much better). When you wash your hands with soap and warm water, do so for the length it takes to sing the abc song. Carry hand sanitizer in your car (or purse or briefcase) — and use it often. 4. If you are age 50 or older ask your doctor for a pneumonia vaccine. 5. Be physically active. This will keep fluids from stagnating and help to keep mucus moving. 6. Drink at least 8 — 8 ounces glasses of water per day. Consider drinking warm /hot herbal teas to keep your airways humidified. 7. Consider medical acupuncture. Energy moving protocols for lung health can be very powerful in helping to prevent and treat bronchitis. Stay well. ...Read more

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Our pediatrician just prescribed amoxicillin for bronchitis, but isn't bronchitis usually viral? Is it better to just use a humidifier and no drugs?

Our pediatrician just prescribed amoxicillin for bronchitis, but isn't bronchitis usually viral? Is it better to just use a humidifier and no drugs?

Great question : Many cases of congested cough can be attributed to viral infections, but often times pediatrician detect information through the history or physical exam that suggests a bacterial process is the issue. Best to trust your trusted experts opinion on this one as lung infections in children can be quite dangerous. ...Read more

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I took plan b after sex and then Monday night started on clindamyclin for tonsillitis. I take it 3x/day 300mg. Will effect plan b effectiveness?

I took plan b after sex and then Monday night started on clindamyclin for tonsillitis. I take it 3x/day 300mg. Will effect plan b effectiveness?

Possibly: But Plan B has a significant failure rate to begin with, so the effect of the clindamycin is difficult to evaluate. This should not be your primary method of birth control, and you should seriously consider starting the birth control pill or getting an IUD. ...Read more

Humidifier (Definition)

Increasing the humidity in your home helps eliminate the dry air that can irritate and inflame the passages in the nose and throat. Humidified air can relieve the discomfort of colds and the flu. Using a humidifier in the home can help relieve a stuffy nose and can help break up mucus so you ...Read more


Dr. Robert Knox
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Tonsillitis (Definition)

Tonsillitis is a condition in which there is a swelling of the tonsils due to a bacterial or viral infection. Common symptoms include fever, and sore throat, ...Read more