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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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I have bronchitis but I work in a building that is full of mold and mildew which I am allergic to already, is it safe for me to return to work?

I have bronchitis but I work in a building that is full of mold and mildew which I am allergic to already, is it safe for me to return to work?

Mgt: Please contact occupational safety for the building. There are ways to inspect and clean the area where you work. In the meantime, avoid mold if possible. ...Read more

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What can cause bronchitis?

What can cause  bronchitis?

Causes...: Acute bronchitis is usually 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 causes chronic bronchitis?

What causes chronic bronchitis?

Smoking...: Chronic bronchitis is a form of COPD usually caused by smoking. Smoking cessation is an important part of disease prevention as well as treatment. ...Read more

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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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Can bronchitis cause flank pain?

Can bronchitis cause flank pain?

It can due to coughi: It can cause flank pains due to persistant coughing some times, .But not always. ...Read more

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Could allergies cause bronchitis?

Could allergies cause bronchitis?

In a way....: Coughing can lead to inflammation of your airways just like in bronchitis. However, there is no infection present in this case. Treatment is aimed at relieving bronchospasm and inflammation. ...Read more

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Which pathogen causes bronchitis?

Mostly viral: Viruses are most common. Bacterial causes vary based on age. ...Read more

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How can acid reflux cause bronchitis?

How can acid reflux cause bronchitis?

It can ...: Because, it's actually possible for stomach contents(including stomach acid) to reflux up from the stomach into the back of the throat, and then instead of going back down the food pipe(esophagus) but rather into the wind pipe(trachea) and inflamme the larger airways of the lungs! ...Read more