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Can you get bronchitis from dust?

Can you get bronchitis from dust?

Yes you can: Dusty environment can cause bronchitis often esp in pts with genetic predisposition for asthma. ...Read more

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 and they were sawing concrete today.All the dust came over, and I'm having coughing fits. What can I do to stop it?

I have bronchitis and they were sawing concrete today.All the dust came over, and I'm having coughing fits. What can I do to stop it?

Cough: Actually the coughing will aid in clearing some of this material from your airways. You could get a variety of OTC products containing dextromethorphan (usually marked DM in the U.S.). If that does not work then you doctor can prescribe a Codeine containing cough syrup. Hope this clears up soon. If you are a smoker, please stop. ...Read more

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I very recently recovered from bronchitis and I'm almost back to normal but smoke and dust still makes me cough and irritates my breathing.

I very recently recovered from bronchitis and I'm almost back to normal but smoke and dust still makes me cough and irritates my breathing.

Bronchial recovery: You were treated for an infection but the lining of the breathing tubes in your lungs were damaged. They will recover in time. If you can afford it get a HEPA air filter. It filters the air to 99.97 % clean and don't stay around smokers. You will get better! ...Read more

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I have allergic bronchitis.Dust allergy is main cause.What can I do to prevent it?Can allergic bronchitis cured completely?

I have allergic bronchitis.Dust allergy is main cause.What can I do to prevent it?Can allergic bronchitis cured completely?

Mite proof encasing: Encasing the mattress, box spring, pillows, and comforter with mite-proof encasing may reduce the mite dropping exposure. Reduction of humidity in the home would help hold the mite population down as well. However these measures alone would not completely solve your problem. You need to see an allergist. ...Read more

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40yr old 6' tall & weigh 95kg with acute bronchitis & allergic to dust with running nose & irritating sometimes paining throat. Permnent cure? Thank u

40yr old 6' tall & weigh 95kg with acute bronchitis & allergic to dust with running nose & irritating sometimes paining throat. Permnent cure? Thank u

Needs evaluation: There are several types of reaction to dust - you can be truly allergic to different things in dusts, or could simply be having a nonallergic, irritant-type overreaction to it. You might truly have acute bronchitis, or it can be asthma masquerading as bronchitis. The best option is to get an evaluation by an allergist to determine what is really going on and how best to treat it. ...Read more

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How can a person get bronchitis?

How can a person get bronchitis?

Many causes: Smoking, chemical exposure, chronic infections, autoimmune diseases and many other causes. ...Read more

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How do I get bronchitis gone asap?

How do I get bronchitis gone asap?

Viral or bacterial: Viral bronchitis is characterized by coughing some clear mucus and will usually last less than a week. Antibiotics are ineffective and not recommended for viral bronchitis. Bacterial bronchitis is productive of yellow or green mucus with a lot of bacteria and will linger for 7-14 days if left untreated with a lot of fatigue. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get over bronchitis?

Variable: Typical episodes of acute bronchitis may last 2-3 weeks before resolution. Symptoms lasting longer should be reported to your physician as their is a chance of secondary bacterial infection or pneumonia. ...Read more

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Why do I get bronchitis or pneumonia so often?

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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