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What is the difference between laryngitis and bronchitis?

What is the difference between laryngitis and bronchitis?

Apple vs orange: ".Itis" indicates inflammation, not necessarily infection. Laryngitis is an inflammed larynx, or voicebox, while bronchitis is inflammation of the breathing tubes between and mouth and the lungs.. Good luck. ...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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What can I do for bronchitis and laryngitis?

What can I do for bronchitis and laryngitis?

See below: Rest, fluids nad tylenol (acetaminophen) go a long way in making you feel better. If symptoms worsen, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of bronchitis and laryngitis?

What are the causes of bronchitis and laryngitis?

Bacteria, viruses: Both virus and bacteria, sometimes fungus can affect medium size wind pipes and cause inflamatory swelling....Narrowing and wheezing. ...Read more

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What are good bronchitis and laryngitis medication?

Antibiotics: Most cases are self limiting, in some antibiotic and decongestants are needed. ...Read more

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I wanna to know how long it take for laryngitis and bronchitis to affect my immunity?

I wanna to know how long it take for laryngitis and bronchitis to affect my immunity?

Just the opposite: The question should be how long will it take for my immune system to resolve my laryngitis and bronchitis. Most cases of acute bronchitis and certainly laryngitis are viral and symptoms of cough and hoarseness should disappear in about 10 to 14 days. It is highly unlikely that laryngitis or bronchitis would suppress or decrease your immunity. ...Read more

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Should I go to work one day after starting medications for bronchitis and laryngitis? Need mask?

Should I go to work one day after starting medications for bronchitis and laryngitis? Need mask?

Bronchitislaryngitis: As long as you do not have a high fever, you can go back to work. I hope you did not get prescribed an antibiotic because your conditions are caused by a virus. There's no need to wear a mask as long as you cover your mouth when you cough and, of couse, wash your hands when they are used). ...Read more

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Should amox 500 2-3x a day being helping after 7 days of treatment for bronchitis and laryngitis?

Should amox 500 2-3x a day being helping after 7 days of treatment for bronchitis and laryngitis?

Improvement expected: Sometimes there is prolonged inflammation in the airway. If you continue to cough after finishing the course of antibiotics, I would recommend an evaluation. Bronchitis can caused by either viral illness, in which case the antibiotics will not help and bacterial illnesses. After 7 days, I would not expect any fever and the cough should be improving. ...Read more

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I've had acute bronchitis & Laryngitis since about Saturday and have been off work since. Is it ok to go back tomorrow without infecting the office?

I've had acute bronchitis & Laryngitis since about Saturday and have been off work since. Is it ok to go back tomorrow without infecting the office?

No fever?: If you are free of fever and systemic symptoms like body aches, headaches, etc. You should be non contagious even though you still may be coughing. Just in case wash or sanitize your hands frequently. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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My doc told me I have bacterial bronchitis and laryngitis. You can have both?

My doc told me I have bacterial bronchitis and laryngitis. You can have both?

Yes: Bronchitis is the inflammation of the pipes that feed air to your lungs. In this case because of infection. Laryngitis is the inflammation of your voicebox. You can have either or both. ...Read more

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I am on amoxicillin for bronchitis and laryngitis. Will I be able to drink while on it?

I am on amoxicillin for bronchitis and laryngitis. Will I be able to drink while on it?

Not recommended: Generally not recommended to drink alcoholic bevarages while on antibiotics. Ride out the course of treatment before alcohol intake. ...Read more

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Can chronic bronchitis and laryngitis lead to asthma over time. If so why?

Can chronic bronchitis and laryngitis lead to asthma over time. If so why?

Bronchitis/asthma: We know that bronchiolitis in infancy, 50% of those go on to develop asthma ongoing. Changes in the lung tissue can occur to cause inflammation/damage to small air cells. Family history also contributes to this
risk of development. Welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more

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Diagnosed with bronchitis 3 weeks ago, then bronchial restriction and laryngitis 1 week ago. Still hoarse. How long should I rest my voice (teacher)?

Diagnosed with bronchitis 3 weeks ago, then bronchial restriction and laryngitis 1 week ago. Still hoarse. How long should I rest my voice (teacher)?

Bronchospasm...: As an episode of bronchitis resolves, you can develop bronchospasm which can account for at least some of your symptoms. Bronchodilator and steroid inhalers may be needed to help these symptoms resolve. It will likely take at least a few days for the hoarseness to resolve. See your doctor for a prescription for the inhalers. ...Read more

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Had bronchitis & laryngitis 2 weeks ago & finished zpac. Still coughin up white mucous with blood in it. Had low grade fever & today am runnin a fever.?

Had bronchitis & laryngitis 2 weeks ago & finished zpac. Still coughin up white mucous with blood in it. Had low grade fever & today am runnin a fever.?

Viral or Other Dx.?: Most laryngitis and bronchitis are caused by viruses. Antibiotics don't do anything to them. If you are not improving go back to your dr for re evaluation. For the laringitis try to breath steam (vapor, hot air) and avoid talking, singing, shouting. Let your dr consider some sputum analysis, throat cultures, laboratory tests, chest X-ray and to consider a different antibiotic or increase the zpac. ...Read more

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1.Acute bronchitis, 2.Allergic rhino laryngitis, CT scan report:mild mucosal thickening in bilateral maxillary sinuses. Still same prb after treatment.

1.Acute bronchitis, 2.Allergic rhino laryngitis, CT scan report:mild mucosal thickening in bilateral maxillary sinuses. Still same prb after treatment.

Allergy testing: In allergic rhinitis, it would not be unusual to only have mild mucosal thickening on ct scan. That's good news... You don't have sinusitis or some other process going on!

if 3-4 weeks of regular nasal steroid spray doesn't help, (must be used as prescribe to work) then you may want to see an allergist for formal allergy testing. ...Read more

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Any otolaryngologist: got laryngitis in tokyo then bronchitis. Only thing I had was amox 500. Took 7 days now sore throat 4 days later.?

Any otolaryngologist: got laryngitis in tokyo then bronchitis. Only thing I had was amox 500. Took 7 days now sore throat 4 days later.?

Several possibilitis: There are several possibilities, including viral infections which are not treatable with antibiotics, bacterial illness resistant to amoxil, (amoxicillin) or a completely unrelated illness which developed as a secondary infection. ...Read more

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Have a cold, started in nose, than throat now chest. Stuffy nose, productive cough, laryngitis. Is this bronchitis? When do you need to go to the Dr?

Have a cold, started in nose, than throat now chest. Stuffy nose, productive cough, laryngitis. Is this bronchitis? When do you need to go to the Dr?

Viral syndrome: It sounds like you initially had an upper respiratory viral illness which then became a lower respiratory viral illness. If the duration of symptoms is beyond 10 days and you're getting worse, then it is likely that it has become a bacterial infection which likely needs antibiotics. If it had been less than 10 days, then you would continue doing conservative measures at home and see if it clears. ...Read more

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I had bronchitis & laryngitis for 8 days, recovered. 2 days later sore throat/stuffy nose returned at night for 7 days. Could it be strep?

I had bronchitis & laryngitis for 8 days, recovered. 2 days later sore throat/stuffy nose returned at night for 7 days. Could it be strep?

Maybe: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between laryngitis and croup?

How to tell the difference between laryngitis and croup?

Croup vs no sound: Laryngitis is often the effect of the croup agent on older patients. While the little kid develops the throaty & resonant croup sound, the older kid or adult may only have an inflamed voice box. The crouper makes the seal barking noise when they cough, the laryngitis patient usually has a normal cough & squeaky voice. ...Read more

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What's the difference between acute and chronic laryngitis?

What's the difference between acute and chronic laryngitis?

Duration of problem: Acute means shortened duration in other words laryngitis which occurs lasting only a few days or a week. Chronic refers to somebody who has laryngitis or voicebox problems lasting for weeks or months if not longer. ...Read more

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What is the difference between laryngitis and a larynx cancer?

What is the difference between laryngitis and a larynx cancer?

Need an examination: Laryngitis= inflammation of the voice/vocal cords
larynx cancer= malignant tumor of the voice box

both will make the voice change (hoarse, short of breath, painful or difficult speaking), and only an ent/head and neck surgeon can help you tell the difference between the two. The doctor will slide a slender camers into your nose/mouth and look at the throat. If you smoke, stop immediately... ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with croup and later with laryngitis. I think I also have cystic fibrosis. How can I tell the difference between the two?

I was diagnosed with croup and later with laryngitis. I think I also have cystic fibrosis. How can I tell the difference between the two?

Doubtful: If you suspect you have cystic fibrosis and your doctor thinks further testing is warranted they should be able to order specific testing to rule it out. That being said, croup and laryngitis are not typical presentations of cystic fibrosis. CF symptoms usually present much earlier than age 20 yrs. ...Read more

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My 9 year old daughter had strep throat and bronchitis about 3 weeks ago, and was put on amoxcillan, now has a almost laringitis...dr's again????

New problem: Laryngitis is usually a viral infection involving the vocal cords and is quite separate from strep 3 weeks ago. If she in unable to drink, play and get comfortable you may want to have her seen. If she is keeping up with her fluid needs, eating and functioning pretty well you can ride it out at home. ...Read more

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What are the differences between laryngitis and strep throat?

What are the differences between laryngitis and strep throat?

Location, germ: Laryngitis is a condition of the voice box including the vocal cords that is generally caused by a virus. Strep throat is a condition where the bacteria group a strep invades the mucous producing, glandular areas of the upper throat above the voice box & continues into the back of the nose and adenoidal tissue. ...Read more

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Can brochitis cause larygitis?

Can brochitis cause larygitis?

Missing Ns: It appears your keyboard is missing the letter N. But, yes, of course. Any upper respiratory infection can also effect the larynx. ...Read more

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How much time does laryngitis last?

How much time does laryngitis last?

Duration? Endo by ENT: Varies. Depending on duration and when endoscopy also reveals Gastric acid effects ...Read more

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Do lots of people get laryngitis, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get laryngitis, or is it unusual?

Common: Laryngitis is an inflammation of the lining of the voicebox (the larynx) and occurs as a residual effect of colds and other upper respiratory infections (which are common) but can also occur from overuse (lengthy singing or yelling loudly like at a sports game) and rarely from growths on the larynx. Your otolaryngologist can evaluate this and give you the best remedy. ...Read more

Dr. Ronda Alexander
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Laryngitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the larynx that can cause symptoms of hoarseness ...Read more