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Bronchitis or asthma: how do you know which one your young child is suffering from?

Bronchitis or asthma: how do you know which one your young child is suffering from?

Bronchitis = asthma: Adults who smoked develop chronic bronchitis. In children acute bronchitis is usually coughing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, wheezing with a viral respiratory infection (vri). In this case the lungs are over reacting to the irritation of the vri and over reactive/hper-reactive airways is the hallmark of asthma. Children who repeatedly get "bronchitis" probably have a mild form of asthma.

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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How long does rib pain associated with asthmatic bronchitis last?

How long does rib pain associated with asthmatic bronchitis last?

Usually muscle pain: The ribs themselves usually have no sensitivity with asthma or bronchitis, but the muscles between the ribs can become overly tired if they are working hard to help you breathe. Having the breathing issue settle down the aches & pains can resolve just like any other sore muscle, over time.

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I was diagnosed with asthmatic bronchitis and was wondering how long does it last, also is it normal to cough up blood with it, had this for 4 weeks?

I was diagnosed with asthmatic bronchitis and was wondering how long does it last, also is it normal to cough up blood with it, had this for 4 weeks?

Blood is not normal: If you have an underlying diagnosis of asthma it can sometimes flare and be called bronchitis - which is inflammation of the airways. It can last from 7-14 days depending on which medications you are taking to relieve the symptoms and how severe your symptoms are. It is not common to be coughing up blood. I would definitely be evaluated by a physician if this continues or worsens.

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I finished my Medrol (methylprednisolone) 6 day pack for Asthmatic Bronchitis 3 days ago. I still have chest discomfort, etc. How long does it take the lungs to heal.

I finished my Medrol (methylprednisolone) 6 day pack for Asthmatic Bronchitis 3 days ago. I still have chest discomfort, etc. How long does it take the lungs to heal.

Make take 1-2 weeks: You need to use your inhalor regularly, not be around smoke and get a repeat evaluation by your doctor. Hopefully you are on a controller inhalor too. You MUST use it regularly even if you have no symptoms until your doctor discontinues it.

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What is exactly asthmatic bronchitis with acute exacerbation?

What is exactly asthmatic bronchitis with acute exacerbation?

Asthma: Bronchial Asthma, asthmatic bronchitis and asthma are the same. A typical trigger of an acute asthma exacerbation (flare up) is the cold virus so sometimes asthmatic bronchitis is used by some clinicians. I don't see asthma on your list of diagnoses so you may want to see an allergist / asthma specialist to get evaluated and tested for asthma.

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Can asthmatic bronchitis be passed on to children from someone else?

Can asthmatic bronchitis be passed on to children from someone else?

No: Asthma is not communicable but for patients with viral triggers, the cold setting off their asthma is contagious. To help protect against this asthmatics should get an annual flu vaccine (killed injectable only, not the live intranasal vaccine).

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Is it normal to have bronchitis for almost a month? First I was told I had asthmatic bronchitis and then was told I had regular bronchitis. Help!

Is it normal to have bronchitis for almost a month? First I was told I had asthmatic bronchitis and then was told I had regular bronchitis. Help!

Not unusual: For one kind of bronchitis to give way to another. Some pretty persistent coughs have been out there due to some kind of common infection. It will most likely pass over, but not a moment too soon!

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is asthmatic bronchitis in children?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is asthmatic bronchitis in children?

Asthma: Asthma is often referred to as bronchitis. The symptoms are similar. Asthma is recurrent wheezing. Bronchitis may be a diagnosis given for coughing. If wheezing is involved And it responds to medication for asthma, it is likely asthma. All the best.

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What is walking pneumonia and asthmatic bronchitis?

What is walking pneumonia and asthmatic bronchitis?

Definitions...: "walking" pneumonia is slang terminology that refers to a situation where there is an infiltrate on chest x-ray but the person has few symptoms. There are different scenerios that can produce this situation. "asthmatic bronchitis" means that there is bronchospasm associated with bronchitis, an infection of the airways. It can sometimes lead to a cough as the infection is resolving.

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Can asthmatic bronchitis be contagious to other children?

Can asthmatic bronchitis be contagious to other children?

Viral infection: Viral respiratory tract infections are contagious as they are spread by respiratory droplets. However, to have asthma symptoms that is dependent upon the child having asthma. Thus, if the child has asthma, and then is exposed to a viral infection, he will have symptoms of asthmatic bronchitis.

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Bronchitis. Is it possible for my mother to pass her asthmatic bronchitis on to her grandson?

Bronchitis. Is it possible for my mother to pass her asthmatic bronchitis on to her grandson?

Yes: If asthma is what you mean by asthmatic bronchitis. Asthma like allergic rhinitis & eczema has a strong genetic component. It's common to see several generations of patients from 1 family. But perhaps you mean that when your mother smokes she gets bronchitis & now your son is coughing. You can't change genetics but you can environment. 2nd-hand smoke is a reason why grandma & grandson are coughing.

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What should I do as I suffer from exercise-induced asthmatic bronchitis in this heat?

EIA: Use albuterol 15 minutes before and after exerciton. Hydrate well. If using albuterol other than exertion, keep a dairy, and bring to doctor because you may have other type of asthma. You may need spirometry testing.

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What's the diff between asthma and cough-variant asthma, or asthmatic bronchitis? Never had asthma, but always get bronchitis with every cold now.

What's the diff between asthma and cough-variant asthma, or asthmatic bronchitis? Never had asthma, but always get bronchitis with every cold now.

Intensity: Asthma is a variable condition where the "average" patient experiences periods of wheezing brought on by infection or other personal triggering events. In cough variant asthma it is mild enough they may never know, but the cough stops with asthma meds.A feature is sibs or parents with asthma. Asthmatic bronchitis is more a label for infection triggered wheezing. One with CVA would be more prone to it

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I've being sent to a pulmonologist due to uncontrolled asthma and returning upper respiratory infections and asthmatic bronchitis. What should I expect?

I've being sent to a pulmonologist due to uncontrolled asthma and returning upper respiratory infections and asthmatic bronchitis. What should I expect?

To get better!: A typical visit to the pulmonologist should start with a thorough history of your respiratory symptoms. Next would be an examination, paying particular attention to the lungs and your breathing. That would likely be followed by pulmonary function (or breathing) testing to evaluate the lungs better. They may also want to get a chest x-ray. This will all help to determine what is the best therapy.

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