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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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What are the differences between sinusitis, eosinophilia and bronchitis?

What are the differences between sinusitis, eosinophilia and bronchitis?

Different entities: Sinusitis: inflammation (+/- infection) of the sinsuses. Eosinophilia: elevated levels of a specific type of cell in the blood. Bronchitis: inflammation (+/-infection) of the bronchi, the larger air tubes in the lungs. Read more

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What is the difference and symptoms between sinusitis, eosinophilia and bronchitis?

What is the difference and symptoms between sinusitis, eosinophilia and bronchitis?

Sinusitis, bronchiti: Sinusitis and bronchitis are infections; the first, of the paranasal sinuses, and the latter, of the bronchial tubes. Both conditions can show eosinophilia if there is allergy involved. Eosinophilia is elevation of the white clodd cell called eosinophil caused uaually by alleries and parasites. Read more

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Can you please describe the difference between sinusitis, eosinophilia and bronchitis?

Can you please describe the difference between sinusitis, eosinophilia and bronchitis?

Clinical vs lab find: Sinusitis and bronchitis are clinical diagnosis that can be answered by your physician from the medical history. If you cough and raise discolored phlegm, you have bronchitis. If you have discolored drainage from you nose and sinuses, you have sinusitis. Eosinophilia is a laboratory finding on doing a blood count which is elevated in allergic diseases, such as allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma. Read more

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Can you please describe the difference and symptoms between sinusitis, eosinophilia and bronchitis?

Separate entities: Sinusitis is a disease characterized by inflammation of the sinuses.
Eosinophilia is a condition characterized by extra eosinophils, a type of white blood cell.
Bronchitis is a disease characterized by inflammation of the bronchi, the smaller breathing tubes leading to the lungs.
These are all separate entities and can exist together or separately. Read more

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Can sinusitis develop after bronchitis?

Can sinusitis develop after bronchitis?

Yes: Bronchitis and sinusitis infections are often diagnosed within the same time frame. If you are an asthmatic, your doctor may instruct you on the use of your albuterol and possibly inhaled or oral steroid for worsening. Monitoring your temperature, staying well hydrated and if thick discolored drainage persists, an antibiotic may be indicated. Read more

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Can you give me advice with bronchitis and sinusitis?

Can you give me advice with bronchitis and sinusitis?

Often seen together: Sinusitis which is the inflammation of Sinuses and Bronchitis is the inflammation of Bronchi and often Sinusitis can lead to Bronchitis called Sinobronchitis.
Chronic paranasal sinusitis is known to cause recurrent bronchitis Read more

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How can I handle sinusitis, pharyngitis and bronchitis?

How can I handle sinusitis, pharyngitis and bronchitis?

Culture/throat: Infection of the sinuses, throat and lungs can occur at the same time. In the event that a bacterial illness is causing the disease, then an antibiotic is indicated. A culture of your throat or sputum culture will help your doctor determine the best treatment. Monitoring your temperature and treatment of fever, staying well hydrated and rest will help in the recovery. I hope that helps. Read more

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I have pneumonia and sinusitis. 3 of my coworkers have gotten acute bronchitis. Can I catch bronchitis too atop of what I already have?

I have pneumonia and sinusitis. 3 of my coworkers have gotten acute bronchitis. Can I catch bronchitis too atop of what I already have?

Mgt: Bronchitis can occur in conjunction with your other illnesses. The underlying cause is most likely viral or bacterial. Monitoring your temperature and keeping well hydrated is advised.
Your physician will assess whether antibiotics are needed.
A virtual appt for follow up can be made. Read more

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I was diagnosed with bronchitis&sinusitis yesterday. How do I know if its getting better? I have started caughing up a lot of phlegm. Thanks a lot!

I was diagnosed with bronchitis&sinusitis yesterday. How do I know if its getting better? I have started caughing up a lot of phlegm. Thanks a lot!

Symptoms of recovery: The sinus pressure and pain will decrease, the fever will abate, the discharge will return to clear and any congestion will become less within 7-14 days. Read more

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Wat cud cause constant infects? : had cold then bronchitis now strep n sinusitis. Cough for 2 months. Wat cud be wrong?

Constant infections: You may have a chronic condition e.g. Allergies that make you more suseptible to infections like sinusitis and bronchitis. You may have asthma. See an allergist. Take 5000 iu vitamin d3 daily until your blood test is optimal about 60-70. For secondary infection may need antibiotic. Read more

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I have just recovered from bronchitis and sinusitis, however I’ve developed pain in the bottom of my right rib. Coughing, touching or if a move a certain way causes extreme pain. (General standing and sitting I am in no pain.)?

I have just recovered from bronchitis and sinusitis, however I’ve developed pain in the bottom of my right rib. Coughing, touching or if a move a certain way causes extreme pain. (General standing and sitting I am in no pain.)?

Rib pain: You most likely were having coughing spells while sick and have now strained your intercostal muscles.
They will get better in the next few days. You could take aspirin or such for a few days. If it continues longer or gets worse then you should be seen either by your physician or the emergency department depending on how bad the symptoms are.
Right now give it a few days, but keep taking deep b Read more

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I am sick every 3 days. Cold, flu, bronchitis, sinusitis, strep. My immune system can't fight it off. Why am I always sick? Been since Dec. Help.

I am sick every 3 days. Cold, flu, bronchitis, sinusitis, strep. My immune system can't fight it off. Why am I always sick? Been since Dec. Help.

Visit an Allergist: Could be asthma and chronic sinusitis inadequately treated, your primary doctor would help you initially or may refer you to an allergist/immunologist, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck Read more

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My daughter was given amoxicillin for bronchitis and sinusitis. She is having extremely watery bowels. Is yhis from the medicine? What should I do?

My daughter was given amoxicillin for bronchitis and sinusitis. She is having extremely watery bowels. Is yhis from the medicine? What should I do?

Antibiotic diarrhea: Definitely you need to speak to your daughters pediatrician about this. Most antibiotic associated diarrhea is a mild nuisance, but this sounds more serious so I would call today. You should check your childs 'volume status' -noting color of urine, how much, whether she makes many tears or not. She likely is dehydrated from this and I would take action now. Read more

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Is it possible to have viral sinusitis? Viral bronchitis? I have sinusitis & bronchitis. Took last dose of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) & still not feeling better.

Is it possible to have viral sinusitis? Viral bronchitis? I have sinusitis & bronchitis. Took last dose of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) & still not feeling better.

Viral or bacterial: Sinusitis and bronchitis can be caused by viruses or bacteria. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is an antibiotic. If your symptoms are not better, it is possible the illness is viral, but it is also possible that bacteria resistant to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) are causing the sinusitis. Another possibility is that the course of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) was not long enough. The sinuses have poor blood supply, are not well penetrated by antibiotics. Read more

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I took levaquin (levofloxacin) exactly like I should. I have walking pneumonia, bronchitis and sinusitis. I still feel terrible after this very strong medication?

I took levaquin (levofloxacin) exactly like I should. I have walking pneumonia, bronchitis and sinusitis. I still feel terrible after this very strong medication?

Need to see doctor: Levaquin (levofloxacin) is not strong or weak, it is an antibiotic that will cover many of the germs that cause bronchitis and sinusitis and pneumonia but not all. In fact if the illness is caused by a virus their really is no antibiotic that will help. In any case if still unwell the safest thing is to speak with your doctor for further advice. Read more

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