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Could bronchitis turn into pneumonia?

Could bronchitis turn into pneumonia?

Yes: Sometimes bronchitis can cause pneumonia - there is a build up of mucous which causes an environment for bacteria and virus which then cause pneumonia - worsening symptoms could be a clue. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi. May be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics, steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can ...Read more


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Please tell me, could bronchitis turn into pneumonia?

Please tell me, could bronchitis turn into pneumonia?

Yes: The diagnosis of bronchitis is made by a physician, from a thorough history and physical. It is generally a self-limiting inflammation of the airways in the lung due to an upper respiratory infection. In general, it includes a cough that last at least 5 days and is associated with sputum production. Pneumonia can develop from bronchitis. ...Read more

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How can you tell when bronchitis turns into pneumonia?

How can you tell when bronchitis turns into pneumonia?

May be difficult: It can be difficult to tell the difference some times, but pneumonia typically is more severe with more cough and mucous production as well as fevers. Bronchitis tends to be more mild, but if you have underlying COPD or other lung disease it may be more difficult to tell. A chest xray and physical exam can help distinguish. ...Read more

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Will my bronchitis turn into pneumonia? Please help me docs!

Will my bronchitis turn into pneumonia? Please help me docs!

Not necessarily: Most bronchitis is viral and self limited. It is possible of course for this to spread to a pneumonia and would depend on other co-morbidities, course of bronchitis, etc. ...Read more

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Could my bronchitis turn into pneumonia if I can't cough up the mucus in my lungs my chest is now crackling instead of wheezing?

Could my bronchitis turn into pneumonia if I can't cough up the mucus in my lungs my chest is now crackling instead of wheezing?

Possible: It is extremely beneficial to cough during bronchitis illness. A course of antibiotics and albuterol inhaler can help prevent pneumonia. Have plenty of bed rest, take fluids and carbs for fast energy, advil (ibuprofen) for fever and generalized achiness. ...Read more

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How long does it take for bronchitis to turn into pneumonia (i know it's rare, just curious)?

Depends: On many factors, such as age and underlying condition of the patient, the type of bacteria or virus, the persons ability to fight off infections (immune response), whether or not any treatment was attempted, etc. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bronchitis, could it turn into pneumonia?

What to do if I have bronchitis, could it turn into pneumonia?

Could: Usually when treated bronchitis stays that way. It is adviseable to see your doctor and not let it go ...Read more

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What to do if I have acute bronchitis can it turn into pneumonia?

What to do if I have acute bronchitis can it turn into pneumonia?

Bronchitis: If untreated bacterial bronchitis can progress to pneumonia particularly in ummunocompromised patients. ...Read more

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Can a cold turn into bronchitis/pneumonia? If yes, why and how? Thank you.

Can a cold turn into bronchitis/pneumonia? If yes, why and how? Thank you.

Absolutely Continuum: Of interacting processes with vague all-inclusive names (aka diagnostic labels) for complex body behaviors not well understood by people/MDs/Researchers. Hi-Tech is inside: Study: http://goo. Gl/IXDw19 & work to understand (a) the complexity of our Soul↔Mind↔Brain↔Body existence; fantastically more complex than most willing to acknowledge & (2) person primarily in charge your health always self. ...Read more

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Had my bronchitis turned to pneumonia?

Had my bronchitis turned to pneumonia?

It's possible.: If your symptoms are getting worse or not improving, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How are bronchitis and pneumonia different?

How are bronchitis and pneumonia different?

Easy: The definition of pneumonia is inflammation involving the parenchyma (tissues) of the lung. When this happens there will be changes on imaging studies defining the area, type and extent of the inflammation. This does not occur with bronchitis, which only affects the tubes carrying air into the lungs. ...Read more

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Why do I get bronchitis or pneumonia so often?

Trigger factors: Trigger factors come in types:
if you have an immune problem (iga), asthma, allergies or similar lung predisposition you will.
If you smoke/work around fumes/etc. You might.
If you hang around sick people you might.
If your diet & rest patterns are unhealthy you might.
If you work on what you can avoid/get vaccinated & follow a healthy lifestyle you give yourself the best chance of avoiding it. ...Read more

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Will bronchitis or pneumonia go away by itself?

Will bronchitis or pneumonia go away by itself?

Sometimes/see below: Bronchitis is usually caused by viral infection and this will resolve without treatment. Influenza bronchitis or pneumonia should be treated with tamiflu or relenza (zanamivir). Bacterial bronchitis usually needs antibiotic treatment. Bacterial pneumonia always needs antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bronchitis vs pneumonia?

What are the symptoms of bronchitis vs pneumonia?

Location...: Bronchitis is infection in the airways whereas pneumonia is infection of the lung itself. Usually, symptoms of bronchitis include coughing discolored sputum, wheezing, shortness of breath, fever, chills, body aches, etc. The symptoms of pneumonia can be very similar but your doctor can tell the difference via physical exam and test results. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have pneumonia or bronchitis?

You cannot: That difference would require an exam and likely a chest x-ray. ...Read more

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What are bad symptoms of bronchitis and pneumonia?

Possibilities...: Both pneumonia and acute bronchitis are caused by infections. Symptoms that are worrisome include high fever, shortness of breath, hemoptysis (coughing blood). These symptoms would warrant an evaluation by your doctor. Also, if symptoms are worsening, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Pneumonia or bronchitis, how can I tell difference?

Chest xray: The best way to tell the difference is with a chest xray which would diagnosis pneumonia - without an abnormality on chest xray, it is most likely bronchitis. ...Read more

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What is difference between pneumonia and bronchitis?

Much: Bronchitis affects the airways and is usually viral in causation. Pneumonia affects the lung tissues and may be caused by a wide variety of organisms, is far more dangerous than most cases of bronchitis, and more complicated to treat appropriately. ...Read more

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What are the top causes of bronchitis and pneumonia?

What are the top causes of bronchitis and pneumonia?

Bacteria or viral: Both acute bronchitis and pneumonia are usually caused by either bacterial or viral infections. Some common bacterial causes include strep pneumoniae, staph aureus, b. Catarhalis as well as many others. Chronic bronchitis is a form of copd, usually due to smoking. ...Read more

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How do I know if its a cold, pneumonia or bronchitis?

How do I know if its a cold, pneumonia or bronchitis?

Difficult...: It is difficult to know which of these you have based on symptoms alone. A typical cold has less severe symptoms compared to the other two; less severe cough, usually no fever, more nasal congestion. Bronchitis has a more severe cough than a cold but the other symptoms may be the same. Pneumonia has symptoms very similar to bronchitis, although it may be a but more severe. Tests may be needed. ...Read more

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What's the difference between bronchitis and pneumonia?

What's the difference between bronchitis and pneumonia?

Location...: Acute bronchitis is an infection of the airways whereas pneumonia is an infection of the lung parenchyma itself. Thus, the location of the infection within the lung is the difference between the two disorders. See your doctor so the diagnosis can be made and treatment rendered. ...Read more

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What are some signs bronchitis is turning into pneumonia?

What are some signs bronchitis is turning into pneumonia?

Fever, cough: Signs ; symptoms of pneumonia: fever (usually 102f and above), chills, difficulty breathing, chest pain on taking deep breath ; cough. You may not have to have all of these signs. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between pneumonia and bronchitis?

Lungs vs bronchi: Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs, whereas bronchitis is an infection of the bronchi, which are the upper airways above the lungs. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pneumonia and severe bronchitis?

What is the difference between pneumonia and severe bronchitis?

Location...: Bronchitis is an infection of the airways whereas pneumonia is an infection of the lung parenchyma itself. Clinically, pneumonia tends to be more severe than bronchitis but there is plenty of overlap so this distinction cannot always be made on clinical grounds alone. A chest x-ray will usually tell the difference as pneumonia usually shows on a chest x-ray but bronchitis does not show. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between bronchitis and pneumonia?

Difficult to do: Somethings the lung sounds are similar. Pneumonia on chest X-ray has a picture that may be characteristic. Bronchitis on the other hand often times has a normal chest X-ray. Somethings the treatment may be slightly different. ...Read more

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How does one tell the difference between bronchitis and pneumonia?

How does one tell the difference between bronchitis and pneumonia?

Diagnosis: History and physical examination and perhaps a chest x-ray will help differentiate. The symptoms can be different and also similar, but you need to see a professional. ...Read more

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What are the different signs of bronchitis and pneumonia in toddlers?

What are the different signs of bronchitis and pneumonia in toddlers?

Bronchitis is viral: Bacterial bronchitis really nonexistent in kids. Bronchitis is just a way of saying chest cold. Same virus that causes a cold, but it involves upper airway between lungs & vocal cords. Treated the same way: rest & patience. Pneumonia is also usually viral in kids, but can also be bacterial. Warning signs: prolonged high fever, labored breathing, marked inactivity. Type of cough is unimportant. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between pneumonia and bronchitis in toddlers?

How can you distinguish between pneumonia and bronchitis in toddlers?

Stethoscope: Symptoms of bronchitis and pneumonia can be very similar in toddlers. By using a stethoscope, a trained physician can listen to the lungs and likely determine the differences. A chest X-ray can also be helpful. Regardless, treatment modalities are quite similar. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had bronchitis for about seven month and I'm worried it's becoming pneumonia?

See doctor: If you have been sick for that long you clearly do not know what you have. It could be asthma, copd, coccioidiomycosis or who knows what. Go get seen and get a diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more


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