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Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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Is tracheitis dangerous?

Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
17M people helped
Is tracheitis dangerous?

Yes: Depends on all associated cardiac, pulmonary risk factors and response to treatments. May progress to pneumonia if not treated and that can be lethal. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Robert Fietsam
Board Certified, Thoracic Surgery
30 years in practice
487K people helped
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What is tracheitis and what can I do to make it better?

Dr. Robert Fietsam
Board Certified, Thoracic Surgery
30 years in practice
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What is tracheitis and what can I do to make it better?

Infection of trachea: usually, antibiotics are required

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Phil Zapanta
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
16 years in practice
505K people helped
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How would you differentiate laryngitis from tracheitis?

Dr. Phil Zapanta
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
16 years in practice
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How would you differentiate laryngitis from tracheitis?

Voice: Classically tracheitis would be connected with a harsh cough and maybe stridor (noisy breathing originating from the neck). Laryngitis will typically present with some form of hoarseness. ...Read more

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Dr. Craig Carter
Board Certified, Thoracic Surgery
35 years in practice
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Is tracheitis contagious?

Dr. Craig Carter
Board Certified, Thoracic Surgery
35 years in practice
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Is tracheitis contagious?

Not likely: Tracheitis is inflammation of the trachea from any of a number of reasons. Even if it is infectious, it is unlikely to result it spreading to another person. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. James Sidman
Board Certified, Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
35 years in practice
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Is tracheitis contagious if you cough?

Dr. James Sidman
Board Certified, Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
35 years in practice
612K people helped
Is tracheitis contagious if you cough?

Not usually: Although the virus that causes tracheitis can be contagious, and cause upper respiratory infections, it is unlikely to cause tracheitis in other infected people. That is why we don't see epidemics of tracheitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
132M people helped
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Is tracheitis and COPD dangerous together?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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Is tracheitis and COPD dangerous together?

Can be but: Trachitis is an acute condition and on top of chronic condition copd it can be a little dangerous but if treated appropriately and timely there should be not that dangerous ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Board Certified, Pediatric Pulmonology
31 years in practice
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I'm recovering from laryngo tracheitis and after 7day course of treatment I still can't stop coughing. Can this be an alergie?

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Board Certified, Pediatric Pulmonology
31 years in practice
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I'm recovering from laryngo tracheitis and after 7day course of treatment I still can't stop coughing. Can this be an alergie?

Follow up visit: It is common to continue to cough for weeks. I would advise a follow up to include lung function tests and evaluation for reflux. A brief course of steroids can be used to relieve the inflammation. A virtual appt may be booked online: Healthtap.com/dosanjhMD Code: ncyhpz ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
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Viral tracheitis how long contagious for?

Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
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Viral tracheitis how long contagious for?

Like a cold or flu: Like a cold of flu, one should expect a viral tracheitis or viral laryngitis to be contagious from a couple of days before the start of symptoms through 5-10 days of symptoms. The period of contagiousness in one individual person is unpredictable, so if somebody needs to be extra safe, then he should stay away from the sick person until a couple of days after all symptoms are gone. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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Adult croup .Hi I am a 42 yr old female in good health since 2012 I have been getting croup and tracheitis . I have been on steroid 3 times since octo?

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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Adult croup .Hi I am a 42 yr old female in good health since 2012 I have been getting croup and tracheitis . I have been on steroid 3 times since octo?

Adult croup: This is laryngotracheobronchitis and is usually due to viral infection, but allergy can produce similar manifestations rarely. Hopefully you are being seen by a pulmonary (lung) disease expert and having this evaluated appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Craig Carter
Board Certified, Thoracic Surgery
35 years in practice
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I had tracheitis and finished antibiotics yesterday is it ok to smoke now?

Dr. Craig Carter
Board Certified, Thoracic Surgery
35 years in practice
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I had tracheitis and finished antibiotics yesterday is it ok to smoke now?

Seriously?: Why do you think you got tracheitis? Keep smoking and watch what happens. ...Read more

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