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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)

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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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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Why does cough from bronchitis get worse at night?

Why does cough from bronchitis get worse at night?

Many reasons: Most likely due to humidity, position, temperature changes; can be d/t environment changes (@ home not work) and allergens present; can be meds wearing off from earlier in day. Should discuss w/your dr to see how to best manage symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get bronchitis without having a cold first?

Bronchitis: Hello, you can get bronchitis without first having a cold. Asthmatic bronchitis for example is an inflammation in the bronchi without an infection first. ...Read more

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Of all the health problems, why would I get chronic bronchitis?

Of all the health problems, why would I get chronic bronchitis?

Do you smoke?: Chronic bronchitis is usually the result of repetitive episodes of acute bronchitis or chronic irritants to the respiratory tract. The most common of these is cigarette smoke, or exposure to toxic fumes. Occasionally there are genetic conditions which create the risk of chronic bronchitis, but these should be discussed with your family doctor or with a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Is chronic bronchitis progressive? Does it get worse or go away?

Is  chronic bronchitis progressive?  Does it get worse or go away?

Progressive : COPD tends to be progressive. But inhaled & oral meds, along with smoking cessation, & supplemental oxygen if needed, can significantly slow the progress. Other ills, like heart disease, make it worse. End-stage sign is acute flare up episodes ("exacerbations") requiring more frequent hospital stays. That's the time to focus on life quality over life prolonging care (hospice). Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Does a cough with bronchitis get a lot worse before it gets better?

Does a cough with bronchitis get a lot worse before it gets better?

Acute bronchitis?: If you are referring to acute bronchitis, a worsening cough can be a sign of bronchospasm that can complicate acute bronchitis. Treatment can consist of bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. See your doctor for evaluation if you have a worsening cough with acute bronchitis. ...Read more

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I get bronchitis every year, at least twice a year. Do I have chronic bronchitis?

Most likely: Chronic bronchitis is defined as someone (almost always a smoker) who has a mucus-producing cough most days of the month, three months of a year for two years in a row without other underlying disease to explain the cough (like asthma or pneumonia). If you were to quit smoking, it should become less frequent and less severe as the years go on. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long does it take to get your appetite back after being sick with bronchitis?

Variable: This depends on individual, degree of illness and causation. The loss of appetite is predominantly due to release of cytokines like tnf from inflammatory cells. When the inflammation is entirely gone this should reverse itself quickly. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get chemical bronchitis? How do u know does it come with a strong cough?

How long does it take to get chemical bronchitis? How do u know does it come with a strong cough?

Depends : Chemical bronchitis is usually from exposure to potent toxins whether it be household cleaners or pesticides or other chemicals. Symptoms can come on immediately or be slightly delayed. It is important that you get evaluation and follow up for this. You may need an inhaler to help with any bronchospasm you're having. Are you coughing up blood? hard to breathe? If yes, go to the emergency room now ...Read more