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Can Asthmatic Bronchitis Be Passed On To Children From Someone Else
Bronchitis = asthma: Adults who smoked develop chronic bronchitis. In children acute bronchitis is usually coughing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, wheezing with a viral respiratory infection (vri). In this case the lungs are over reacting to the irritation of the vri and over reactive/hper-reactive airways is the hallmark of asthma. Children who repeatedly get "bronchitis" probably have a mild form of asthma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more
Viral infection: Viral respiratory tract infections are contagious as they are spread by respiratory droplets. However, to have asthma symptoms that is dependent upon the child having asthma. Thus, if the child has asthma, and then is exposed to a viral infection, he will have symptoms of asthmatic bronchitis. ...Read more
Yes: If asthma is what you mean by asthmatic bronchitis. Asthma like allergic rhinitis & eczema has a strong genetic component. It's common to see several generations of patients from 1 family. But perhaps you mean that when your mother smokes she gets bronchitis & now your son is coughing. You can't change genetics but you can environment. 2nd-hand smoke is a reason why grandma & grandson are coughing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asthma: Bronchial Asthma, asthmatic bronchitis and asthma are the same. A typical trigger of an acute asthma exacerbation (flare up) is the cold virus so sometimes asthmatic bronchitis is used by some clinicians. I don't see asthma on your list of diagnoses so you may want to see an allergist / asthma specialist to get evaluated and tested for asthma. ...Read more
Usually muscle pain: The ribs themselves usually have no sensitivity with asthma or bronchitis, but the muscles between the ribs can become overly tired if they are working hard to help you breathe. Having the breathing issue settle down the aches & pains can resolve just like any other sore muscle, over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (the larger and medium-sized airways that carry airflow from the trachea into the more distal parts of the lung parenchyma). It may be infectious and require antibiotics, or steroid like meds to help treat it. (it can be acute ...Read more
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