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Is tracheitis contagious?

Is tracheitis contagious?

Not likely: Tracheitis is inflammation of the trachea from any of a number of reasons. Even if it is infectious, it is unlikely to result it spreading to another person. ...Read more

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One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more


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Is tracheitis contagious if you cough?

Is tracheitis contagious if you cough?

Not usually: Although the virus that causes tracheitis can be contagious, and cause upper respiratory infections, it is unlikely to cause tracheitis in other infected people. That is why we don't see epidemics of tracheitis. ...Read more

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Viral tracheitis how long contagious for?

Viral tracheitis how long contagious for?

Like a cold or flu: Like a cold of flu, one should expect a viral tracheitis or viral laryngitis to be contagious from a couple of days before the start of symptoms through 5-10 days of symptoms. The period of contagiousness in one individual person is unpredictable, so if somebody needs to be extra safe, then he should stay away from the sick person until a couple of days after all symptoms are gone. ...Read more

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Is bacterial trachaitis contagious?

Is bacterial trachaitis contagious?

Probably not: But would need more information. This is an uncommon condition. Presdisposing factors, organism, clinical course, etc. Would all be significant. ...Read more

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Is tracheitis dangerous?

Is tracheitis dangerous?

Yes: Depends on all associated cardiac, pulmonary risk factors and response to treatments.
May progress to pneumonia if not treated and that can be lethal. ...Read more

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How would you differentiate laryngitis from tracheitis?

How would you differentiate laryngitis from tracheitis?

Voice: Classically tracheitis would be connected with a harsh cough and maybe stridor (noisy breathing originating from the neck). Laryngitis will typically present with some form of hoarseness. ...Read more

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Is tracheitis and COPD dangerous together?

Is tracheitis and COPD dangerous together?

Can be but: Trachitis is an acute condition and on top of chronic condition copd it can be a little dangerous but if treated appropriately and timely there should be not that dangerous ...Read more

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I'm recovering from laryngo tracheitis and after 7day course of treatment I still can't stop coughing. Can this be an alergie?

I'm recovering from laryngo tracheitis and after 7day course of treatment I still can't stop coughing. Can this be an alergie?

Follow up visit: It is common to continue to cough for weeks. I would advise a follow up to include lung function tests and evaluation for reflux. A brief course of steroids can be used to relieve the inflammation.
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I had tracheitis and finished antibiotics yesterday is it ok to smoke now?

I had tracheitis and finished antibiotics yesterday is it ok to smoke now?

Seriously?: Why do you think you got tracheitis? Keep smoking and watch what happens. ...Read more

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Adult croup. Hi I am a 42 yr old female in good health since 2012 I have been getting croup and tracheitis. I have been on steroid 3 times since octo?

Adult croup. Hi I am a 42 yr old female in good health since 2012 I have been getting croup and tracheitis. I have been on steroid 3 times since octo?

Adult croup: This is laryngotracheobronchitis and is usually due to viral infection, but allergy can produce similar manifestations rarely. Hopefully you are being seen by a pulmonary (lung) disease expert and having this evaluated appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the tests for bacterial tracheitis?

What are the tests for bacterial tracheitis?

Sputum culture: Sputum sent for culture to see if any bacteria grow. Chest x-ray may not be helpful and bronchoscope in extreme cases may be necessary. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to treat bacterial tracheitis?

Are there natural ways to treat bacterial tracheitis?

Yes, antibiotics: ...Nearly all of which are derived from nature. E.G. Penecillin and cephalosporins all their relatives come from fungi. That said, nearly all forms of "tracheitis" and bronchitis are due to viruses, and then you can use all the non-doctor prescribed meds you want, because we have few antibiotics for viruses. Treat the symptoms and it usually gets better in spite of, not because of the antibiotics. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with bacterial tracheitis have?

What symptoms does someone with bacterial tracheitis have?

Bad condition: This rare illness produces the abrupt onset of high fever, cough, stridor, sputum which has gross pus in it, sometimes bloody sputum. This is a true medical emergency and patients should be seen by a doctor asap. ...Read more

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My brother has bacterial tracheitis. What should I tell him?

My brother has bacterial tracheitis. What should I tell him?

Should get better: Unless your brother has some form of immune deficiency he should get quite better with appropriate treatment. Any form of infection can produce some damages to tissues which may then increases susceptibility to other infections, but this is not necessarily going to occur. ...Read more

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What happens to my child as a result of bacterial tracheitis?

What happens to my child as a result of bacterial tracheitis?

Long term nothing: Bacterial tracheitis can cause airway obstruction from infected crusts building up in the trachea. It is treated with bronchoscopy, antibiotics, steroids, etc. If there is no need for long term intubation, then there should be no problems with long term issues. Occasionally there will be permanent scarring of the trachea that can be fixed if necessary. ...Read more

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My husband's grandparent might have bacterial tracheitis. What is it?

My husband's grandparent might have bacterial tracheitis. What is it?

Trachel infection: Tracheitis is an infection of the trachea. It usually starts as a virus, and then the bacterial infection follows. It can be quite dangerous and life threatening and requires hospitalization and medications, and sometimes surgery. ...Read more

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Nasal/Chest congestion, constant cough and white foamy sputum which gets worse at night/after eating, Diagnosed viral tracheitis, I think its worse?

Nasal/Chest congestion, constant cough and white foamy sputum which gets worse at night/after eating, Diagnosed viral tracheitis, I think its worse?

Determine the cause: Depending on the cause, the treatment can be given. A majority of chronic coughs can be associated with 1.Asthma 2.Post nasal drip 3. Acid reflux. For more acute conditions such as what you describe, should be explored in greater detail with a physician who will also perform a physician exam. ...Read more

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When I go abroad I many times get a terrible cough caused by trachetis infections which I have suffered from childhood. A doctor in tyrkey gave me an injection and after 3 hours the coughing had stopped. Could it have been a steroid injection? If it happe

When I go abroad I many times get a terrible cough caused by trachetis infections which I have suffered from childhood. A doctor in tyrkey gave me an injection and after 3 hours the coughing had stopped. Could it have been a steroid injection? If it happe

Need more info: Have you been diagnosed with some respiratory tract inherited deficiency? Do you smoke? Do you have allergies? Many other issues. Tracheitis is uncommon, and to have had repeated episodes suggests you need a more thorough evaluation. Yes, you may have had a steroid injection, but only the doctor knows for certain. ...Read more

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How long is c diffcile contagious after you get on meds? Should I cancel next week, s dinner for my family? Thanks

How long is c diffcile contagious after you get on meds? Should I cancel next week, s dinner for my family? Thanks

Enjoy your dinner: Clostridium difficile is acquired by ingesting the spore form of the organism. These spores form from the bacteria in stool. If you've been treated and are continent of stool you are not considered contageous. Even if you are colonized with c. Difficile unless you take antibiotics there is little risk of your getting ill. ...Read more

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What is the difference between s. Heamolyticus and s. Saprophyticus? Are they both transmitted the same way? Are they both as contagious?

What is the difference between s. Heamolyticus and s. Saprophyticus? Are they both transmitted the same way? Are they both as contagious?

Skin flora: Staphylococcus haemolyticus and staph saprophyticus are bacteria that live on the skin. When they're found in the urine in a man, it's usually because of contamination from the skin of the penis during the process of peeing into the cup. It's not an infection, not contagious, and nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Is mg contagious?

Is mg contagious?

No: If you mean myasthenia gravis, it is not contagious. It is an autoimmune problem that has a relationship to the thymus. Some other neuromuscular problems can be similar, so be sure to get a clear diagnosis if you have not already done so. ...Read more

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Is athletes food contagious?

Is athletes food contagious?

Yes: Athlete's foot is contagious. It is caused by a fungus that grows in the outer layer of the skin. One of the reasons one should wear bath sandals when showering in a public bath area like a gym. ...Read more

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Why esbl need to isolate, why is it contagious?

Why esbl need to isolate, why is it contagious?

See below: Esbl means "extended-spectrum beta-lactam". This is a term for bacteria that have a specific resistance to the beta-lactam class of antibiotics. Esbl is not contagious to people but it can be passed among bacteria. The concern is spreading resistance to other people, knocking out the native antibiotic-sensitive bacteria. That's the point of isolation - to prevent the resistance gene spread. ...Read more

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My assistant might be afflicted with ebonics. Might she be contagious?

My assistant might be afflicted with ebonics. Might she be contagious?

Not contagious: Ebonics is african american vernacular english, which is a bit different from american english. An american english speaker who only spends a few hours a day with a person speaking another english dialect, but is not immersed in the other dialect all day long, is not likely to unintentionally start speaking in the other english dialect. ...Read more

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Is mono contagious?

Is mono contagious?

Yes: Mono -also known as the kissing disease - is contagious. It's spread through spit (liking sharing eating utensils and. .. Kissing). ...Read more

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Is bppv contagious?

Is bppv contagious?

No.: Bppv is a mechanical defect in the inner ear. It is benign, paroxysmal, and positional. Not infectious. ...Read more

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Is mumps contagious?

Is mumps contagious?

Yes: The mumps virus is contagious to unimmunized people. The disease is not curable currently with any drug and has potentially serious complications such as encephalitis and orchitis. ...Read more