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Does The Flu Cause Tracheobronchitis
Would ARS symptoms come and leave in 4 days? Friend had what looked to be the flu,it came & left within 4 days with still recovering acute bronchitis
I have the flu and I am wondering what the chances of getting pneumonia or bronchitis because of the flu rare?
It's possible: Influenza itself can cause an inflammation of the lungs that shows up on xrays, which may be called "pneumonia". It can also injure the cells lining the airways, allowing for a stapylococcal (classically) or other bacteria to infect the lungs. These can be fairly severe processes and may require hospitalization or even ICU care. However this is fairly uncommon. ...Read more
Flu vs Bronchitis.: According to Mayo Clinic Flu sxs may include “Fever over 100F (38C), Aching muscles, especially in your back, arms and legs, Chills & sweats, Headache, Dry Cough, Fatigue and weakness, Nasal Congestion.” According to Mayo Clinic Bronchitis can present with “Cough, Production of mucus (sputum), which can be clear, white, yellowish-gray or green in color — rarely, it may be streaked with blood, > ...Read more
I had the flu 15 days ago, it's then turned into bronchitis i was given pills for the chest pain. The chest pain won't go away its getting worse.?
MAY BE PNUMONIA: You need to go back to the doctor and may need a chest xray to rule out pnumonia. ...Read more
Had the flu in December which turned to bronchitis. Treated for bronchitis but still have lingering cough. How can I get rid of the cough?
Time and Rx?: When was the last time you had a follow up appointment with your doctor?Have they given you cough suppressants like benzonatate (Tessalon) that you can take with OTC guaifenesin which works well for a lot of people and is non-sedating.If it's so bad you can't work or function well or sleep there's the possibility of codeine at night but that's a discussion for your doc.Time is the ultimate factor ...Read more
I had the flu and got bronchitis. I've coughed a lot and now there is a bruise on my left side. Is this from the coughing? Should I be concerned?
WHERE??: exactly is the bruise?? If a single bruise ...could be a fractured RIB from all the coughing! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
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
I had the flu a week ago. Fever is gone but my cough is constant, ton of mucus in chest. Doing nebs every 4 hrs. Bronchitis?
I've had the flu bronchitis for about a week, insomnia, and now near the end of the flu, I have a dry cough, and sometimes i feel like i can't cough, spasms like. What can I do for the insomnia ?
Talk with your MD: Please talk to your doctor about this. Tessalon perlles or Codeine are sometimes used to help with severe night time coughing that keeps your awake. ...Read more
I have the flu. I am on tamiflu (oseltamivir) for 3 days. I started coughing a lot and my asthma is flaring up. Could flu lead to bronchitis?
Yes: Presumably you were tested and found positive (by nasal swab) for Influenza A or B, AND were within a day of the start of symptoms like high fever, cough, runny nose, achy body, etc. Asthma reactive airways can flare with any process inflaming the airways. Bronchitis is an 'itiis' of the upper larger airways (bronchi). So, yes. If your inhalers arent helping, seek help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have the flu/bronchitis and i have severe cough headache pressure and nosebleeds is this normal and nothing i take helps the cough?
Similar symptoms: When you have flu/bronchitis,you can get your sinus cavities filled up with fluid and get sinusitis along with it. The location of the sinuses would determine where your headache pain is. Post nasal drip can be causing a cough and irritation to the thin mucous membranes (especially if you are using a nasal spray or allergy medicine can) cause your nose to bleed. You may need a prescription med. ...Read more
My mom is a non smoker she has a cough, fevers headaches vomiting only once , body aches and chills does she have the flu? She went to the ER and they told her she has bronchitis they gave her doxycyl hyc100mg and hydroco/apap7.5-325mg but she still feels
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