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Does The Flu Cause Bacterial Tracheitis
An ENT did a culture which tested positive for H influenza bacteria in my sinuses. Is this a different organism than the one that causes the flu?
Yes, different: Haemophilus influenzae is a typical bacteria type to cause sinus infection. The "flu" is caused by the virus (not bacteria) influenza, of which there are a number of types. Flu viruses do not respond to antibiotics like bacteria do and, in a healthy person, will resolve without medication except to treat the symptoms. ...Read more
The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more
Yes, antibiotics: ...Nearly all of which are derived from nature. E.G. Penecillin and cephalosporins all their relatives come from fungi. That said, nearly all forms of "tracheitis" and bronchitis are due to viruses, and then you can use all the non-doctor prescribed meds you want, because we have few antibiotics for viruses. Treat the symptoms and it usually gets better in spite of, not because of the antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should get better: Unless your brother has some form of immune deficiency he should get quite better with appropriate treatment. Any form of infection can produce some damages to tissues which may then increases susceptibility to other infections, but this is not necessarily going to occur. ...Read more
Long term nothing: Bacterial tracheitis can cause airway obstruction from infected crusts building up in the trachea. It is treated with bronchoscopy, antibiotics, steroids, etc. If there is no need for long term intubation, then there should be no problems with long term issues. Occasionally there will be permanent scarring of the trachea that can be fixed if necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances i caught the flu along time ago and it stayed dormant in my body and now I am showing symptoms? Had bacteria bronchitis twice
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