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Doctor insights on: Recurring Bronchial Infections

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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?

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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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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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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Can chronic dry nasal passages along with sores and scabs inside the nose lead to infection in the bronchial area accompanied by cough?

Can chronic dry nasal passages along with sores and scabs inside the nose lead to infection in the bronchial area  accompanied by cough?

Difficult: First, why do you have nasal ulcers? How do you know you have bronchitis, which is predominantly a viral infection.? You can develop cough from post-nasal drip if you have congested or infected sinuses. But why not see a doctor and get this worked out? ...Read more

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I am having a bronchial infection , & I am having inderal 20 mg per day , should I stop it of I am having a chest cold?

I am having a bronchial infection , & I am having inderal 20 mg  per day , should I stop it of I am having a chest cold?

Don't stop: It's never a good idea to stop any prescribed medication without talking to your doctor first. Inderal should not affect a cold. If you stop it, your blood pressure may increase significantly and could cause other problems. ...Read more