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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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Could the flu and bronchitis cause si joint pain?

Could the flu and bronchitis cause si joint pain?

No: The flu and bronchitis are totally unrelated to si joint pain, thus cannot cause it. However, if you already have it or are predisposed to it, a bout of flu or bronchitis may make you lay in bed for a few days, and that may exacerbate your si joint pain symptoms. ...Read more

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I have the flu and I am wondering what the chances of getting pneumonia or bronchitis because of the flu rare?

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

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How to know if I have the flu or bronchitis?

How to know if I have the flu or bronchitis?

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

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What to do if I have the flu and started having new symptom, is this bronchitis ?

What to do if I have the flu and started having new symptom, is this bronchitis ?

Sxs?: Flu symptoms may include: muscle aches & pains, a fever above 100 degrees, headache, congestion, weakness, chills, increased sweating and coughing. If you have a new barking cough, issues with breathing, phlegm - let your doctor know. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 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?

Below: You prob do have bronchitis Now the question is whether it is viral or bacterial. You will need an exam by your DR to make that determination. In the meanwhile drink at least one gallon of water per day. This will loosen the "mucous" and make it easier for you to cough it up. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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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?

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 more

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I have the flu/bronchitis and i have severe cough headache pressure and nosebleeds is this normal and nothing i take helps the cough?

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

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Please explain which excatly causes you to die from the flu?

Please explain which excatly causes you to die from the flu?

Influenza Deaths: Deaths related to influenza are due to complications such as: a secondary bacterial infection (like pneumonia) or due to worsening of pre-existing conditions (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure or immunodeficiency, etc.) ...Read more

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Does the flu cause nosebleeds?

Does the flu cause nosebleeds?

No: But a cold virus could. If you have nasal congestion as part of this, it may not be a flu virus. People get nosebleeds this time of year from allergies, so it's not impossible to have a nosebleed and havethe flu, i just don't think the two are really connected. ...Read more

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Can the flu cause elevated psa levels?

Can the flu cause elevated psa levels?

Not really : It may increase the psa very slightly but only briefly as part of an inflammatory response. But, generally, no. The psa should not be elevated high enough to worry. If it is, you need it checked out. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Upper Airway Infection (Definition)

This is an infection that is in the area from your nose/mouth down into your throat, but does not extend into the lungs. Lung infection would be ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more