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Bronchitis or asthma: how do you know which one your young child is suffering from?

Bronchitis or asthma: how do you know which one your young child is suffering from?

Bronchitis = asthma: Adults who smoked develop chronic bronchitis. In children acute bronchitis is usually coughing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, wheezing with a viral respiratory infection (vri). In this case the lungs are over reacting to the irritation of the vri and over reactive/hper-reactive airways is the hallmark of asthma. Children who repeatedly get "bronchitis" probably have a mild form of asthma. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


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How are bronchitis and asthma different?

How are bronchitis and asthma different?

Indeed: Although both conditions involve inflammation in the airways, asthma is associated with airway constriction often related to allergy. People with asthma often have wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughing. Chronic bronchitis is usually associated with tobacco smoking (not allergy) and the symptoms consist mainly of a wet cough (phlegm production). ...Read more

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What are the differences between bronchitis and asthma?

What are the differences between bronchitis and asthma?

Airway Inflamation: Both asthma and bronchitis involve inflammation of the airway. Asthma is a chronic recurring condition that is provoked by a variety of stimuli including infections, allergens, irritants, exercise, etc. Bronchitis is generally an acute event caused by an infection. Bronchitis can be a chronic problem in smokers. Asthmatics can have periodic episodes of bronchitis. ...Read more

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Could there be a cure for asthma and bronchitis?

Could there be a cure for asthma and bronchitis?

No but: We can modify asthma with medications and in the case of allergic asthma the immune triggers for it but it cannot be cured yet.
Bronchitis is a rather broad term and obviously if tobacco or pot smoking triggers it, stopping smoking may well "cure" the bronchitis. ...Read more

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Can I use my asthma inhaler for bronchitis?

Can I use my asthma inhaler for bronchitis?

They may help...: Bronchitis is typically an acute inflammatory condition affecting the airway. This inflammation can lead to airway hyper-reactivity (increased coughing, wheezing, etc) especially in an asthmatic. Asthma controller inhalers may help to prevent "bronchitis" episodes. Reliever inhalers such as albuterol may help to temporarily relieve associated coughing/wheezing but don't treat the inflammation. ...Read more

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What are bronchial asthma and chronic bronchitis?

What are bronchial asthma and chronic bronchitis?

Different Conditions: Bronchial Asthma is chronic Inflamatory disease of the airways&causes episodes of Bronchospasm causing cough, Wheezing&shortness of breath which is reversible with use of Bronchodilaters like Albuterol
Chronic Bronchitis is inflammation&irritation of the airways and is irreversible even with use of Bronchodilatrs like Albuterol and it produces excessive mucus and cough persist more than3months/year ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of CAD and Asthma or bronchitis?

What are the symptoms of CAD and Asthma or bronchitis?

Chest symptoms?: CAD-chest pain with or without radiation to the arms, shorthenss of breath, sweating. Asthma is cough shortness of breath and wheezing, worse at night. Bronchitis is a catch all diagnosis that may mean anything from a cold to an infection of the lungs with cough and sputum, shortness of breath, fever. These are very simplistic answers, if concerned see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have acute bronchitis and asthma should I go to school tommorow?

I have acute bronchitis and asthma should I go to school tommorow?

Asthma & bronchitis: It depends, on how you feel, how long have been on treatment, if you are stable with no fever, not too much cough, no trouble breathing & no wheezing, yes you can, perhaps it would be better for you if you skip gym this week, you will need a doctor's note to go back to school. Feel better &good luck. ...Read more

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Can chronic bronchitis and laryngitis lead to asthma over time. If so why?

Can chronic bronchitis and laryngitis lead to asthma over time. If so why?

Bronchitis/asthma: We know that bronchiolitis in infancy, 50% of those go on to develop asthma ongoing. Changes in the lung tissue can occur to cause inflammation/damage to small air cells. Family history also contributes to this
risk of development. Welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more

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Why is it when I cough I always stop up like I have a bad cold? Is it part of asthma or bronchitis?

Why is it when I cough I always stop up like I have a bad cold? Is it part of asthma or bronchitis?

Cough: A cough can be a symptom is asthma. Often there are triggers like colds that cause it. There is often associated shortness of breath and wheezing. Keep a record of your symptoms and review this with your doctor. You can get lung tests that help with the diagnosis and asthma medications to see if you respond to them. I don't see a history of smoking which is good. You may need a CXR. All the best ...Read more

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My son has red flushed cheeks. He just got over being sick with bronchitis and he has asthma. Should I be concerned seemed?

My son has red flushed cheeks. He just got over being sick with bronchitis and he has asthma. Should I be concerned seemed?

Steroids?: Was your child treated with steroids for his bronchitis or asthma recently? Oral steroids can cause cheek flushing. Check his temperature, a low grade fever can cause it too. ...Read more

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How to break the cycle of repeated Bronchitis? I already don't smoke, no allergies, no history of asthma, so what else can I do?!

How to break the cycle of repeated Bronchitis? I already don't smoke, no allergies, no history of asthma, so what else can I do?!

See a specialist: You need to see an asthma specialist, I am not sure what do you exactly mean by repeated bronchitis and what are your symptoms, what makes you better and what triggers the cycle, it may be asthma, you might have chronic sinusitis, or something else. Check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist/Immunologist (asthma specialist) in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Dd has bronchitis and asthma. She on a steriod for cough spasms but still having many spells. She is 5. Anything else can help??

Dd has bronchitis and asthma. She on a steriod for cough spasms but still having many spells. She is 5. Anything else can help??

Complex: No easy answer here.
Needs an evaluation to look for allergies, other lung conditions and even acid reflux disease. ...Read more

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Assuming that no other diseases are present, how fatal is it to have a combination of asthma and acute bronchitis at the same time?

Assuming that no other diseases are present, how fatal is it to have a combination of asthma and acute bronchitis at the same time?

See below: Acute bronchitis could exacerbate your asthma. So take extra precautions about your asthma. But about statistic, how fatal is it? I usually tell my patients: on which side of statistic you want to be? Good or bad? Remember, it's just numbers. Take care and think positive! ...Read more

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I wheeze when I get Bronchitis. Someone said this means I have asthma. I NEVER wheeze unless I have Bronchitis. So do I have asthma?

I wheeze when I get Bronchitis. Someone said this means I have asthma. I NEVER wheeze unless I have Bronchitis. So do I have asthma?

May be, may be not: wheezing isn't the only symptom for asthma, there is cough, chest tightness, decreased exercise tolerance, as an example. You may want to see an asthma specialist to rule it out, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist/Immunologist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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I have bronchitis was given arizomiacin and prednosone 20mg take advsir and peo air for asthma what czn I tske otc to help congestion?

I have bronchitis was given arizomiacin and prednosone 20mg take advsir and peo air for asthma what czn I tske otc to help congestion?

N-acetylcysteine,: Called NAC, is the name for the active ingredient in Mucomist. See Wikipedia. You can obtain capsules OTC (600 mg). It is effective for loosening secretions if taken orally--and it is good for you--it helps prevent lung inflammation, and is a free-radical scavenger. Interestingly, it is also the treatment for acetaminophen poisoning. Guaifenesin is hardly better than a placebo. ...Read more

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If no other diseases are present, is it fatal for a 58-year-old woman to have a combination of asthma and acute bronchitis at the same time?

If no other diseases are present, is it fatal for a 58-year-old woman to have a combination of asthma and acute bronchitis at the same time?

Depends: Many can live a normal lifespan with asthma and an occasional bout of bronchitis. However, poor;y controlled/managed asthma can be fatal at any age and bronchitis can destabilize previously stable asthma. Good coordinated care can avoid bad outcomes. ...Read more

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My niece is 21months & has croup about every 8weeks, has had pneumonia & bronchitis do you think she will be more likely to have asthma or alls?

My niece is 21months & has croup about every 8weeks, has had pneumonia & bronchitis do you think she will be more likely to have asthma or alls?

It's possible.: She could have underlying allergies or asthma; her parents should discuss her illness history with her doctor. Sometimes seeing a pediatric pulmonologist or allergist may help sort out the problem and create a management plan so she won't have respiratory problems as frequently. ...Read more

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If no other diseases are present, how fatal is it for a 58-year-old woman to have a combination of asthma and acute bronchitis at the same time?

If no other diseases are present, how fatal is it for a 58-year-old woman to have a combination of asthma and acute bronchitis at the same time?

Shouldn't be: In someone with asthma acute bronchitis from an ordinary cold is one of the usual triggers of an acute asthma exacerbation. Properly controlled asthma with early intervention at the onset of a cold can mitigate the severity. Serious complications are infrequent. ...Read more

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If no other diseases are present, how fatal is it for a 58-year-old woman to have a combination of asthma and acute bronchitis at the same time?

If no other diseases are present, how fatal is it for a 58-year-old woman to have a combination of asthma and acute bronchitis at the same time?

Why expect the worst: Both are treatable/controllable conditions, bronchitis in an asthmatic patient can just be an asthma flare, if you're really sick, please go to the ER, for better management/control of your asthma, see and follow up with an asthma specialist, you can check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Did the chronic bronchitis cause my asthma? I had bronchitis for 3 months straight this year and asthma ever since. If yes, then how did this happen?

Did the chronic bronchitis cause my asthma? I had bronchitis for 3 months straight this year and asthma ever since. If yes, then how did this happen?

May be all asthma: Bronchitis lasting 3 months for one year is not chronic bronchitis. Without having all clinical data it is very difficult for me to determine what exactly you had for 3 months. Asthma may develop after infections of the bronchial tree, particularly after viral and certain bacterial infections. If you haven't yet, see an asthma specialist. ...Read more

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If I wheeze slightly with bronchitis and get bronchitis easily, does that mean I have asthma? Never wheeze otherwise, and never had asthma in the past

If I wheeze slightly with bronchitis and get bronchitis easily, does that mean I have asthma? Never wheeze otherwise, and never had asthma in the past

Recurrent: bronchitis is quite common WITHOUT asthma however bronchitis can itself cause wheezing (thus the term " asthmatic bronchitis" The two are SEPARATE diseases!

Hope this helps
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Pros & cons of prednisone for bronchitis? (i have asthma)

Pros & cons of prednisone for bronchitis? (i have asthma)

Quick relief: Without steroids, it will take longer to recover, steroids are not always needed. Cons of a short course are limited but include insomnia and increased blood sugar. Long term use is more likely to cause problems. ...Read more

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Differences of asthma & bronchitis?

Differences of asthma & bronchitis?

Different causes: Asthma is an inflamation of the bronchioles usually caused by allergies, or other "triggers". Bronchitis can be caused by infection, or in chronic cases, smoking, continuous inhaled pollutants or other "particulates". Best to be checked and tested if you think its asthma. ...Read more

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Is allergic bronchitis and asthma same?

Is allergic bronchitis and asthma same?

Yes: Allergic bronchitis = asthma. However not all asthma are due to allergic bronchitis. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How to know what is better for bronchitis and asthma?

How to know what is better for bronchitis and asthma?

Accurate diagnosis: There can be differences in treating asthma vs bronchitis. A lung specialist can assess with lung function tests, etc to determine if treatment should be directed at bronchitis or asthma. For persistent asthma, the most effective daily treatment is inhaled steroids like qvar, flovent, etc. All patients should have a quick relief inhaler such as albuterol and a plan on when and how much to take. ...Read more

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How could someone get permanent asthma from bronchitis?

How could someone get permanent asthma from bronchitis?

Asthma vs bronchitis: Asthma is a chronic disease - the result of inflammation in the airways of the lungs. It can be worsened by a number of triggers, and the disease is managed with medications that control the inflammation and open the airways. Bronchitis is also due to inflammation, but is usually short-lived and the result of a virus. You may have a nagging cough for a few weeks, but won't develop asthma. ...Read more

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