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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (airways that carry air from the trachea to the more distal parts of the lungs, or bronchioles). Bronchitis may be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can be acute or chronic. The latter is usually associated with smoking and may be part of COPD. Both acute and chronic bronchitis can lead to other serious conditions, including pneumonia with ...Read more


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Can you drink cold water while having bronchitis?

Can you drink cold water while having bronchitis?

Yes: Drinking cold water will not cause any problems while you have bronchitis. ...Read more

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Will chronic bronchitis heal by itself if one stops smoking, drink lots of water n jog?

Will chronic bronchitis heal by itself if one stops smoking, drink lots of water n jog?

No...: Unfortunately, there is no cure for chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. The measures you describe are important to do, however, in order to slow the progression of the disease and to control symptoms of the disorder. If you smoke and do not yet have copd, smoking cessation can prevent the disease from occurring in the first place. ...Read more

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Had bronchitis, took steroids. Now feels like water is in my chest and still short of breath (coughing). Should I go for recheck?

Had bronchitis, took steroids. Now feels like water is in my chest and still short of breath (coughing). Should I go for recheck?

It would be: reasonable to go for a reevaluation since your symptoms have not resolved and you are having new sensations. ...Read more

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Is there anything strong enough to help my pain from my cracked rib, bruised rib, and bronchidus? Im 37 and i injured myself on a water slide at wet n wild last sunday. I was laying down on the slide on a mat, when the slide turned it slammed me against t

Is there anything strong enough to help my pain from my cracked rib, bruised rib, and bronchidus? Im 37 and i injured myself on a water slide at wet n wild last sunday. I was laying down on the slide on a mat, when the slide turned it slammed me against t

Hello. : Hello. Although nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications like Motrin can sometimes be very helpful, it may not be strong enough for the pain control you are looking for. You might need narcotics and you can only get that by prescription. If you don't have medical insurance you might look into a clinic in your area that provides sliding fee services. Take care. ...Read more

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Can bronchitis be serious?

Can bronchitis be serious?

Yes...: Acute bronchitis is caused by infection and it is very treatable and is usually not serious. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, can be life-threatening. It is progressive and not curable so smoking cessation is extremely important to avoid the disease or slow progression if already diagnosed with the disease. ...Read more

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How do I treat bronchitis ?

How do I treat bronchitis
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Acute or chronic...: Acute bronchitis is usually due to an infection. If it is a bacterial infection, antibiotics are usually used but if it is viral, symptoms are treated while the infection runs its course. If it is chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, the treatment consists of bronchodilator and steroid inhalers as well as smoking cessation. Other treatments depend on disease severity. ...Read more

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What can cause bronchitis?

What can cause  bronchitis?

Causes...: Acute bronchitis is usually due to either a bacterial or viral infection. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is usually due to smoking. ...Read more