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Can Chronic Bronchitis Be There When One Has No Cough At All
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Doc says I've chronic bronchitis but I have no cough or sputum production my full pred. Value spirometry was 83% could it be late onset asthma?
I think I may have chronic bronchitis. I developed a cough last year and it is back this fall. I do not smoke. What is the proper adult dosage?
I've had a cough for two months and was told it was chronic bronchitis. What's the best medicine for bronchitis cause I've been put on different medication and nothing is working?
COPD...: Chronic bronchitis is a form of copd, usually the result of smoking. If you are smoking, it is imperative that you quit and your doctor can help with this. Bronchodilator and steroid inhalers are the mainstay of therapy and other medications can be prescribed, depending on your symptoms. See your doctor for treatment. Antibiotics are only needed if you have signs/symptoms of acute infection. ...Read more
Bronchitis: Hello, sometimes excessive amount of coughing can give you a little bit of blood streaking. But either way if you are coughing up blood, I would take that very seriously. And go see a doctor to get a chest x-ray done at least. ...Read more
I had chronic bronchitis and cough for about 6 weeks... I began to get sharp stabbing pain in the right side of my back now every time I cough. Why?
Excessive Coughing: Bronchitis leads to heavy cougs to loosen the build up in the bronchial tubes. This can strain the muscles of the chest, abdomen and back and just like over-exercising any muscle, these muscles become sore. It is intense coughing often for many weeks (My recent run was 10 weeks). OTC Mucinex (guaifenesin) can help improve the results of cough & decrease need to cough since each cough is more effective. ...Read more
24 wk pregnant. Non smoker. I get bronchitis each year for 1-2 weeks. This year cough x 9 weeks. I'm concerned about chronic bronchitis. Am I at risk?
Not likely: "Chronic bronchitis" refers to a long-term degeneration of lung function occurring in mostly older people and most often in smokers or former smokers. I presume you are relatively young as you are pregnant. Have you discussed your cough with your OB or Primary Care Physician? ...Read more
Could I have chronic bronchitis I have deep horse dry cough I tajes advair everyday doesn't seem to help the cough it worries me?
Multiple causes: First do you smoke, if so stop. If an albuterol inhaler helps, asthma could be present. Addition treatment may be needed. Pneumonia can cause a cough also reflux and some medications. You need to be reevaluated by you physician and if appropriate see an allergist or pulmonologist. Chronic bronchitis is unusual at your age unless you smoke. ...Read more
I'm an non smoker and has been having a cough for over two months and was told it was chronic bronchitis and now I have a lymp node on my neck
28 yo. Never smoked. Teach young kids. I get bronchitis once a year in fall and cough mucus 3-4 weeks. Could it be chronic bronchitis? How to prevent?
Not Crhonic Bronch.: The definition of chronic bronchitis is a productive cough with sputum lasting for three months for two consecutive years. You are probably experiencing acute viral bronchitis. Lasting four weeks is a little on the extreme side. You are exposed to kids and thus multiple viruses. Prevention is washing hands often and exposure occurs with hand to mouth transfer of the virus. ...Read more
Slightly productive cough headache owns nebulizer (chronic bronchitis) scheduled for tonsill&adeniod removal Friday can she still have the surgery?
Probably yes: Chronic brinchitis will not get better anytime soon ...Read more
Diagnosed with chronic bronchitis, constant dry cough and dysnea, high pulmonary blood pressure, but my lung function tests are normal. Why?
Something else: Your symptom maybe due to another condition other than a lung condition. The elevated pressure in the pulmonary circulation in a young female suggest a condition called idiopathic pulmonary hypertension.a condition with no known cause. However a thorough clinical evaluation is required before this diagnosis is made. Need to consult a pulmonologist and/or cardiologist ...Read more
When I was growing up, we just worried about cuts and scrapes. Now it seems my grandkids have friends with all sorts of conditions. Latest one is chronic bronchitis. I've never heard of that.?
Reduce Risk Factors: Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchi in the lungs. A prolonged cold with coughing, asthma or cigarette smoke are risk factors. If there is a chronic lung weakness then these infections can become chronic. Antibiotics may be needed, expectorant and inhaler. Prevention would focus on reducing risk factors and strengthening the immune system. ...Read more
No...: Unfortunately, there is no cure for chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. The measures you describe are important to do, however, in order to slow the progression of the disease and to control symptoms of the disorder. If you smoke and do not yet have copd, smoking cessation can prevent the disease from occurring in the first place. ...Read more
How can someone who has severe chronic bronchitis and coughs constantly continue smoking cigarettes?
Needs to quit...: Smoking will cause airway inflammation to continue leading to more rapid progression of the chronic bronchitis as well as worsening symptoms over time. Chronic bronchitis cannot be cured but progression will be slower and sxs improved once the person quits smoking. The smoker's doctor can help with smoking cessation. ...Read more
Coughing for past 5 months. Expriencd chronic bronchitis too. For the past 3 days I have dark yellow mucus. What should I do?
Hemoptysis: Nope. Needs further evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the basic difference between ipratropium tiotropium salmeterol inhalers? Which one is more appropriate for chronic bronchitis with asthmatic symptoms?
What to do if I know obstructive pulmonary diseases are asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema but what are the restrictive ones?
See below: Exam question? The interstitial lung diseases (there are many) like Interstitial pneumonias from collagen vascular disease or idiopathic, Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia (BOOP), Respiratory Bronchiolitis Associated Interstitial Lung Disease (RBILD), Drug induced lung disease; also Obesity, Pregnancy, and Cirrhosis with ascites. Many others. ...Read more
28 yo. 24 wk pregnant. Nonsmoker but exposed to 2nd hand smoke as child. Got cold and have been coughing mucus for 9 weeks. Chronic bronchitis?
Cough: Chronic bronchitis is actually defined as 3 months of cough in 2 years where other causes have been excluded. The second hand smoke you were exposed to as a child would probably be not affecting you at such as young age but it also depends on how much you encountered. Regardless, you cough should be evaluated in person, 9 weeks is an abnormal length of time to have cough. ...Read more
Should a doctor prescribe an antitussive to a patient with chronic bronchitis that is coughing up sputum?
Not necessarily: I am not a fan of antitussives for many reasons. If you have sputum, it is good to get it out. For sleep you can try to supress the cough, but studies show even prescriptions don't work very well. In desperation people spend money on things that don't work. Interestingly, honey has been shown to do a pretty good job, so get a cup of no-caffeine herbal tea with a tsp of honey to sip before bed. ...Read more
I have had chronic bronchitis and sinusitis. The sinusitis has cleared up. But I am still coughing badly. It has been 4 weeks now. I have a very sore chest under my breasts. Like tearing. Very painful to sneeze.
See a doctor: Many a times cough lingers on after Acute sinusitis or post nasal drip persists after infection is better with Antibiotics. If you are tender in chest you might have broken ribs due to coughing. If you have fever you might have developed Pneumonia. See a doctor in either case and at least a chest X-ray and evaluation with treatment. ...Read more
My one year old has had congestion with no cough for two weeks, pediatritian says its bronchitis, can you have bronchitis without a cough?
I've had trouble breathing for one month AFTER a bout of bronchitis. Supposedly bronchitis, but I have no cough and no mucus. What's going on with me?
SOB after bronchitis: Sometimes you have reactive airways after a bout of bronchitis, meaning the airways are very sensitive and close easily - it is an asthma like condition. Would follow up with your doc may feel better with a short course of prednisone or an inhaler. The reactive period can be 6 or more weeks post bronchitis. - ...Read more
Avoid the cause (s): Cigarettes and pollution are the two biggest contributors. Stop one and avoid the other as much as you can. Treatment is symptomatic; bronchodilators if you are short of breath, steroid inhalers for people who have frequent "exacerbations", antibiotics and oral steroids for acute exacerbations, and yearly influenza vaccination to reduce risk of serious illness. Oh, and did I mention "no smoking? ". ...Read more
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