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Can you die from bronchitis?

Can you die from bronchitis?

Yes: You can die from any infection if you don't get treated or you have certain serious medical conditions. ...Read more

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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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Can you die from bronchitis or will it run its course and go away without antibiotics?

Can you die from bronchitis or will it run its course and go away without antibiotics?

Depends: In some patients, it may resolve; in others, it may require treatment (be it antibiotics, inhalers/nebulizers, or steroids); it all depends on how severe the attack is and how bad the lungs are at baseline. The best bet would be to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die from bronchitis only days after being diagnosed?

Is it possible to die from bronchitis only days after being diagnosed?

Several possible: Ways. If the lungs have little reserve to spare (old age, lung damage, asthma, copd, etc) then, any additional burden on them can often be fatal.
Then, sometimes pneumonias rapidly progress (wow, same day as the Muppet TV show! ....Jim Henson died from this). ...Read more

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My little brother has bronchitis and I was wondering if it is dangerous to him and if he could possibly die from it?

My little brother has bronchitis and I was wondering if it is dangerous to him and if he could possibly die from it?

Mgt: If he is otherwise healthy, most cases are related to common respiratory viruses and self resolve within a few weeks. ...Read more

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Can u die from brochitus?

Can u die from brochitus?

NO: It is an inflammation of the bronchial tree, the airway tubes in your chest and lungs. ...Read more

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What is bronchitis?

What is bronchitis?

Two types...: There are 2 types of bronchitis: acute and chronic. Acute bronchitis is usually due to an infection in the airways whereas chronic bronchitis is a form of COPD and is typically from smoking. The treatments are different as well so see your doctor if you think you may have a form of bronchitis. ...Read more

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What is bronchitis?

What is bronchitis?

Bronchitis: Inflammation within bronchi (airways.) can be viral bacterial and chemical.. Generally manifested as cough with wheezing and sometimes sputum production and fever. ...Read more

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What is bronchitis?

What is bronchitis?

A lung infection: Its an infection of the airway tubes in the lungs and can lead to pneumonia if caused by a virus or bacterium. If caused by smoking it can lead to permanent lung damage such as COPD, which is not reversible. Inhaling industrial chemicals and other substances can do the same. Common in miners and other workers, if not protected. ...Read more

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What helps bronchitis?

What helps bronchitis?

A few things: Drink plenty of fluids. Use cough medicine to help break/bring up the mucus. You can suck on cough drops or hard candies to soothe a dry or sore throat. ...Read more

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What causes bronchitis?

What causes bronchitis?

Two types....: There are 2 types of bronchitis: acute and chronic. Acute bronchitis is due to an infection in the airways, usually either bacterial or viral. Chronic bronchitis is a form of copd, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and is usually due to smoking. ...Read more

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Can bronchitis be serious?

Can bronchitis be serious?

Yes...: Acute bronchitis is caused by infection and it is very treatable and is usually not serious. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, can be life-threatening. It is progressive and not curable so smoking cessation is extremely important to avoid the disease or slow progression if already diagnosed with the disease. ...Read more

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How do I treat bronchitis?

How do I treat bronchitis?

Acute or chronic...: Acute bronchitis is usually due to an infection. If it is a bacterial infection, antibiotics are usually used but if it is viral, symptoms are treated while the infection runs its course. If it is chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, the treatment consists of bronchodilator and steroid inhalers as well as smoking cessation. Other treatments depend on disease severity. ...Read more

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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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Is bronchitis communicable?

Is bronchitis communicable?

Acute bronchitis: Acute bronchitis ("acute" here refers to new onset, self-limited) tends to be viral including cold viruses, but, more seriously, also influenza.Symptoms can persist once the virus has passed, therefore contagious depending on stage. Whooping cough is a contagious bacterial bronchitis, sometimes serious, making a comeback due to the unfortunate decision of some not to vaccinate their children. ...Read more

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How do you treat bronchitis?

Depends on cause: Bronchitis can be viral or bacterial. Viruses take time to resolve. Bacterial infections can go away on their own, but sometimes needs antibiotics. Depending on your other health history, like smoking and presence of other lung disease like asthma or copd, your doctor may consider treatment of bronchitis. ...Read more

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How does bronchitis develop?

How does bronchitis develop?

Type?: Acute bronchitis is due to either a bacterial or viral infection of the airways whereas chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is usually due to smoking. ...Read more

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What is allergic bronchitis?

Asthma: Allergic bronchitis is a term which is not commonly used today, but in the past many people with asthma were labelled as having "allergic bronchitis.". ...Read more

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What are bronchitis symptoms?

Acute bronchitis.: Acute bronchitis is a viral infection heralded by a cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, sweats, and perhaps some diffuse chest discomfort that increases with inspiration. Chest X-Ray may not always show acute bronchitis, so it's mainly a clinical diagnosis. ...Read more

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