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I had acute bronchitis a month ago and was on antibiotics. When I stopped antibiotics the symptoms return?

I had acute bronchitis a month ago and was on antibiotics. When I stopped antibiotics the symptoms return?

Possibilities...: Acute bronchitis is due to an infection of the airways. It is possible that you are now experiencing bronchospasm post-infection, which can have some of the same symptoms. If you have ever smoked, it is possible you actually have chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. For proper diagnosis and treatment, see your doctor again so your symptoms can be re-evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (airways that carry air from the trachea to the more distal parts of the lungs, or bronchioles). Bronchitis may be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can be acute or chronic. The latter is usually associated with smoking and may be part of COPD. Both acute and chronic bronchitis can lead to other serious conditions, including pneumonia with ...Read more


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If my Acute Bronchitis is viral, please describe Symptom management of Acute Bronchitis. How can it help to treat?

If my Acute Bronchitis is viral, please describe Symptom management of Acute Bronchitis. How can it help to treat?

Multiple remedies: Some "old school" remedies still work well" granma's tea and honey, warm water ( not brine!) gargles, hot broth,boullion and consume, plain dark honey from a spoon( bolsters immine system and supresses cough) a good generic cough medication ( ie ala Robitssin DM or Mucinex, (guaifenesin)) hot steam showers. A shot of honey and brandy at bedtime is quite soothing. ...Read more

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What are the usual symptoms of acute bronchitis?

Symptoms...: Typical symptoms of acute bronchitis include shortness of breath, cough productive of discolored sputum, fever, chills, decreased appetite, fatigue, body aches. If you think you may have acute bronchitis, see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can pnd cause acute bronchitis or bronchitis like symptoms? I read that it can drip down into your bronchial tubes resulting in this.

Sinobronchial synd: Yes, it is thought that post-nasal drainage or drip can flow from the back of the nose to the airway through the pharynx. The pharynx is a very complex area where the air you breath and everything you swallow have to cross. Pnd can get to the trachea. Many times is causes throat clearing and cough, but I have certainly see patient develop bronchitis from colds or other upper respiratory illness. ...Read more

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Does the beginning symptoms of acute bronchitis include burning dry cough and intermittent wheezing?

Yes: Those can be the beginning of bronchitis or any upper respiratory infection. This is almost always viral and takes 5-10 days to clear. If you run a fever and/or are short of breath see your doctor. Otherwise rest, fluids, DayQuil/NyQuil and time! ...Read more

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If i've got the symptoms of acute bronchitis and my right foot is swollen on one side are they connected?

If i've got the symptoms of acute bronchitis and my right foot is swollen on one side are they connected?

Possibly: With a decrease in oxygen flow due to the bronchitis, this may be limiting the oxygen and blood going to your foot. If this does not go away after the bronchitis subsides, see your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Do I have acute bronchitis? I have been experiencing a dry cough(little mucus coming up, which is light green), soreness of chest due to coughing(sometime lower abdomen, also associated with coughing). I also been in and out of a fever. Smyptoms have last

Do I have acute bronchitis? I have been experiencing a dry cough(little mucus coming up, which is light green), soreness of chest due to coughing(sometime lower abdomen, also associated with coughing). I also been in and out of a fever. Smyptoms have last

You : You could very well have bronchitis based on your symptoms, however you will need to be evaluated by a medical professional to be sure. A basic auscultation of your lungs with a stethoscope may be all that is necessary to make the diagnosis. Additional testing may be done if deemed necessary (x-ray, sputum culture). Bronchitis can be viral or bacterial; most commonly viral, which usually resolves on it's own by one to two weeks. Good luck. ...Read more

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How is tracheobronchitis different from just bronchitis?

Location...: Tracheobronchitis means that the trachea is also involved whereas bronchitis means the bronchial tubes are involved. The 2 terms define where the problem is located anatomically. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Upper Airway Infection (Definition)

The common cold generally involves a runny nose, nasal congestion, and sneezing. You may also have a sore throat, cough, headache, or other symptoms. Over 200 viruses ...Read more