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My sister has bronchitis. What should I tell her?

My sister has bronchitis. What should I tell her?

Don't Worry: Bronchitis is infalmation of the large bronchi (breathing tubes) of our upper part of our airway. Most are caused by a virus in pediatrics but can be caused by a bacteria in some. It causes you to cough. Those caused by a virus will go away in time without madication. Asthma is a type of bronchitis too. ...Read more

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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


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My little sister has bronchitis, and my throat is starting to hurt bad. Could I have caught bronchitis from her?

My little sister has bronchitis, and my throat is starting to hurt bad. Could I have caught bronchitis from her?

Infection: Yes, you could have contracted what ever viral or bacterial infection she may have but you may manifest the infection as sinusitis, otitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis or bronchitis depending on where the infection starts. Talk to your parents if you have any symptoms. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my little sister has bronchitis, and my throat is starting to hurt bad. can I catch bronchitis from her?

What do you suggest if my little sister has bronchitis, and my throat is starting to hurt bad. can I catch bronchitis from her?

Sore throat: Clearly you are using someone else's account and you are likely a very young minor since you don't reveal your age or any other medical history. If you suspect you may have contracted an infection, please talk to your parents and may need to be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have bronchitis?

How do I tell if I have bronchitis?

Wheezing?: Inflammation of the airways will often cause wheezing or coughing when you exhale forcefully. Bronchitis typically develops after a prolonged cold where new fevers develop and sputum that is colored. See your doctor if your common cold is worsening after a week. ...Read more

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Tell me about symptoms of bronchitis?

Tell me about symptoms of bronchitis?

Symptoms...: Symptoms of bronchitis include cold symptoms, productive cough, fever. The inflammation can also cause bronchospasm. The severity of symptoms determines whether it is likely due to viral infection or bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long can bronchitis last?

Can you tell me how long can bronchitis last?

On average: On average, symptoms of bronchitis such as cough, can last anywhere from 10-20 days. Factors that may prolong this include any underlying chronic health conditions such as COPD or asthma. ...Read more

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Can u please tell me some drugs for bronchitis ?

Sure: , over the counter, robittussin dm, delsym, Vicks formula 44, if smoker or older, antibiotics, inhalers, Mucinex (guaifenesin) or steroids. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can treat bronchitis in children?

Can i tell me how i can treat bronchitis in children?

Many self heal: Much of what is labeled bronchitis is caused by respiratory viruses.With proper rest, nutrition and hydration, the problem self heals over a week or two. Occasionally they are complicated by ear, nasal or other airway infections that are bacterial and need specific treatment.A doc can sort that out. ...Read more

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How do you tell if your bronchitis is acute or chronic?

How do you tell if your bronchitis is acute or chronic?

Clinically...: Acute bronchitis is typically caused by an infection so, besides an acute onset of productive cough and possibly shortness of breath, other symptoms of infection would be present like fever, chills, body aches, malaise, etc. Chronic bronchitis is not caused by an infection so those symptoms would not be present and the productive cough lasts much longer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how bronchitis start and what is it like?

Can you tell me how bronchitis start and what is it like?

Bronchitis: Bronchitis is caused by inflammation in the major airways leading to the lungs.
Typical symptoms of bronchitis can include: cough that brings up mucus, shortness of breath, wheezing, mild fever, feeling tired & discomfort of the chest. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have chronic bronchitis?

How to tell if I have chronic bronchitis?

Diagnosis...: Chronic cough is a form of copd, usually related to smoking. The diagnosis is typically made by the clinical scenario, physical exam and pulmonary function testing. See your doctor so this evaluation can be completed. If diagnosed, part of the treatment includes smoking cessation so if you are smoking, you need to quit asap. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have pneumonia or bronchitis?

You cannot: That difference would require an exam and likely a chest x-ray. ...Read more

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Pneumonia or bronchitis, how can I tell difference?

Chest xray: The best way to tell the difference is with a chest xray which would diagnosis pneumonia - without an abnormality on chest xray, it is most likely bronchitis. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could bronchitis turn into pneumonia?

Please tell me, could bronchitis turn into pneumonia?

Yes: The diagnosis of bronchitis is made by a physician, from a thorough history and physical. It is generally a self-limiting inflammation of the airways in the lung due to an upper respiratory infection. In general, it includes a cough that last at least 5 days and is associated with sputum production. Pneumonia can develop from bronchitis. ...Read more

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How can you tell when bronchitis turns into pneumonia?

How can you tell when bronchitis turns into pneumonia?

May be difficult: It can be difficult to tell the difference some times, but pneumonia typically is more severe with more cough and mucous production as well as fevers. Bronchitis tends to be more mild, but if you have underlying COPD or other lung disease it may be more difficult to tell. A chest xray and physical exam can help distinguish. ...Read more