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If you regurgitate: It has become increasing common to evaluated esophageal diseases when evaluating a cough or bronchitis. Any esophageal obstruction such as a stricture (or a cancer or achalasia) to cause regurgitation of esophageal contents and then aspiration into the trachea which will cause immediate coughing and if persistent even bronchitis. ...Read more
Now having difficulty swallowing. Do you know of a correlation between chronic coughing/bronchitis and esophageal strictures?
Possibly...: Esophageal strictures could lead to aspiration which in turn could lead to cough either directly or related to bronchospasm. Gastroesophageal reflux disease causes bronchospasm and thus can also lead to chronic cough. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. If you smoke, smoking cessation is also needed. ...Read more
WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF MUCUS BUILD UP NEAR THE BRONCHITIS IN THE ESOPHAGUS. IT IS CLEAR AND RATHER STICKY.
Can coughing harshly cut my esophagus? I just got over a very bad case of bronchitis. It was so bad that coughing was almost constant and unstoppable. I have been coughing a lot still, even though I have gotten past the worst part of the sickness. I was w
It: It would be very rare for a severe cough to cause damage to the esophagus. Severe coughing can cause chest pain and great discomfort for patient's however. If a patient with bronchitis has worsening phlegm, fever, shortness of breath, or chest pain then they should notify their physician. A warm steamy bathroom, humidifier, and over the counter cough syrup may help. Ask your pharmacist for advice on cough syrup. Taking advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) may help chest discomfort as well. ...Read more
Can emphysema/copd/bronchitis&other respiratory conditions make it feel like the throat/esophagus has cool air in it (no pain) but feels abnormal?
Not described: Never heard or read of an association between what you describe and lung disease. But you could ask a doc for a full examination (history and physical exam) for more reassurance. ...Read more
Acute bronchitis: Acute bronchitis ("acute" here refers to new onset, self-limited) tends to be viral including cold viruses, but, more seriously, also influenza.Symptoms can persist once the virus has passed, therefore contagious depending on stage. Whooping cough is a contagious bacterial bronchitis, sometimes serious, making a comeback due to the unfortunate decision of some not to vaccinate their children. ...Read more
Symptoms...: Acute bronchitis symptoms include cough productive of discolored sputum, cold symptoms, fever, chills, body aches, shortness of breath, wheezing, etc. Symptoms of chronic bronchitis include cough productive of sputum, shortness of breath, wheezing, etc. Without any symptoms of infection. ...Read more
Not specifically: There is not a vaccine specifically made to protect against bronchitis, which is an infection of the larger airways in the lungs. The pneumococcal vaccines protect against pneumococcal bacterial infections (pneumonia, ear infections, sinus infections, blood sepsis, meningitis). Pneumonia is an infection farther down in the lungs, beyond the larger airways involved in bronchitis. ...Read more
Take a deep breath: Defined as inflammation of the mucous membranes of the larger/medium-sized airways in the lungs. Presents usually with a non productive cough that can change to coughing up discolored thick sputum with possible small amounts of blood in it. It usually stars from a virus infection but can be bacterial in origin. Likelihood of getting bronchitis increases with smoking, asthma, allergic rhinitis ...Read more
Bronchitis: Bronchitis usually starts with a cold caused by a virus. In bronchitis, due to the weakened immunity, some of your own bacteria get down into your airways to the lung and produce heavy mucous which eventually turn purulent (yellow, gray, or green). The main symptoms are heavy cough and production of this thick sputum. There is usually no fever. There may be chest tightness or wheezing. ...Read more
Need right meds: You may not be given the right medication. Lots of triggers for so called"bronchitis, reactive airways disease, asthma etc".Oftentimes, patients are treated with several rounds of antibiotics, cough meds suppressants/expectorants to no avail. If you are treated with broncodilators and inhaled steroids, then maybe it was not taken long enough which can cause recurrence/relapses. ...Read more
More: Information regarding your medical history is needed. Suggest a video-consult with the Healthtap doctor on call. Follow up also with your primary doctor. ...Read more
Depends...: It depends on your symptoms as well as their severity. If you have a fever, if you are short of breath or if your symptoms are worsening, then see your doctor. If your symptoms have not resolved by 7-10 days, see your doctor. If you are not sure of your diagnosis, see your doctor. ...Read more
Exam: You must be examined, evaluated, diagnosed and treated. Make an appointment today. ...Read more