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Doctor insights on: Recurring Bronchial Infections

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Dr. James Lin
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Is a bronchial infection contagious?

Bronchitis: It can be depending on the cause. Flu and whooping cough can both cause bronchitis which are highly contagious. Flu can also cause pneumonia. Bronchial infections are called bronchitis. On the other hand some bacteria can also cause bronchitis that are not contagious. ...Read more

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How do you treat a bronchial chest infection for a two year old?

How do you treat a bronchial chest infection for a two year old?

Depends on situation: Many are viral in origin & will self heal with proper rest /fluids & nutrition. An exam would pick up the more worrisome causes that require additional treatment. ...Read more

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I had a bronchial scope done results were strep infection in my lungs. What does that mean?

I had a bronchial scope done results were strep infection in my lungs. What does that mean?

Pneumonia: If they scoped you it was probably to look for some foreign material that might be plugging an airway or to get access to an area so they could get a specimen from. Streptoccus is a family of germs, many of which are causes of infections. Streptococcus pneumonia is a common cause of pneumonia. It is generally responsive to many antibiotics. ...Read more

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My husband had pneuomonia. Went back to dr today. Still residual left from infection. Dr could not see bronchial tube. Bronscopy. Cancet?

Ask the doctor: Traces of pneumonia will show for weeks even after treatment. The appearance on x-ray resolves slowly. However, I am not sure what the doctor meant if he could not see the bronchial tube, so you should ask that doctor. It may be under or over exposure of the x-ray leading to unclear picture or maybe the residual pneumonia is in the central region blocking the bronchial tube. Just ask again. ...Read more

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Throat/bronchial infection treatable with amoxacillin?

Throat/bronchial infection treatable with amoxacillin?

Not usually: Most throat and and bronchial infections are caused by viruses, which cannot be treated with antibiotics. In those cases, Amoxicillin is a placebo. However, it would work if you had strep throat. ...Read more

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I am suffering from bronchial infection since 3 weeks due to changing weather, dust and hay season. Is it contagious by kissing?

Acute bronchitis: Is a viral disease characterized by prolonged, excessive, dry coughing. The most common symptom of acute bronchitis is a cough that is dry. Acute bronchitis is a one-time condition that lasts for several weeks. Drink plenty of fluids and otc medication. However, pneumonia can have symptoms like acute bronchitis. Rec. See your pcp to rule out pneumonia. ...Read more

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