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Is Tracheitis Contagious
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
Infection of trachea: Usually, antibiotics are requiredGet a more detailed answer ›
I'm recovering from laryngo tracheitis and after 7day course of treatment I still can't stop coughing. Can this be an alergie?
Seriously?: Why do you think you got tracheitis? Keep smoking and watch what happens. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
There's a tickly feeling toward the bottom of my trachea when I breathe at all deeply. Taking prednisone for tracheitis diagnosed this morning.
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
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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