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How Does Bronchitis Affect The Lungs
Inflammation...: Acute bronchitis in caused by an infection in the airways that produces airway inflammation. In chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, the inflammation is caused by cigarette smoke (usually!). Because of the inflammation, patients develop a cough. The common factor is airway inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
How long does it take for this crackling in my lungs from bronchitis to go away. Feeling totally fine except I sound like a cat purring constantly.
Can take weeks: I am sorry to hear about the bronchitis. This excess phlegm is just the after effects of the inflammatory process and can take a couple (sometime 3-4 weeks) weeks to resolve. You could try guaifenesin 300 mg by mouth and you can take this every 4 hours if needed. This will help break up the mucus/phlegm. Just make sure you are not pregnant while taking this. Guaifenesin is also called Mucinex ...Read more
I had Bronchitis in September, it took about a month to get well. I started feeling sick 3 days ago. I woke up this morning to my lungs burning. ?
Many causes. See Doc: Post viral and self-limiting Reactive Lung is rather common. However, given that u have recovered and now have new symptoms, may suggest possible underlying reactive lung disease or recent exposure some offending substance and/or other etiologies of ur symptoms. I would advise to see ur family doctor for an examination with particular attention to ur lung and allergies and social history history. ...Read more
Cold/bronchitis now worse 73 days. Penicillin and inhalers not help. Now lungs feel weighted down.?
After recovering from chemical bronchitis will my lungs always be susceptible to coughs and infections?
Not necessarily: It depends on the severity of the exposure, what the exposure was and your underlying lung status. You are right, some people after pulmonary exposures to toxins/chemicals have sensitized/compromised airways but that isn't always the case for everyone. ...Read more
Okay so had bronchitis in my lungs about a month Ago they gave medicine and since then I've had bad anxiety but I don't feel sick or anything ?
Have bronchitis and my back/ribs really hurt.Not from coughing since I haven't coughed much.Are my lungs swollen?
It is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (the larger and medium-sized airways that carry airflow from the trachea into the more distal parts of the lung parenchyma). It may be infectious and require antibiotics, or steroid like meds to help treat it. (it can be acute ...Read more
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