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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Bronchial Pneumonia

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Are bronchial pneumonia and bronchitis with pneumonia the same?

Are bronchial pneumonia and bronchitis with pneumonia the same?

No: Pneumonia denotes infection in the lung parenchyma (lung tissue). Bronchits denotes infllamation in the bronchilal airway. Pneumonia is a more serious condition. Bronchitis is usally viral, may last 2 week, cough is common. However, our job is to rule out other causes of cough and determine the proper treatment. ...Read more

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Pneumonia (Definition)

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Does albuterol and Pulmicort treat bronchitis and pneumonia?

Does albuterol and Pulmicort treat bronchitis and pneumonia?

No: Neither treat pneumonia, but in patients who have underlying obstructive lung diseases like asthma or copd, pneumonia can worsen symptoms of these diseases and the inhaled medicines you mention can help treat these problems. Albuterol helps dilate the airways and relieve shortness of breath and pulmicort helps decrease airway inflammation and may also help relive symptoms but more slowly over time. ...Read more

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Serious lung congestion for weeks. Initially treated for bronchitis...Didn't help. 2nd visit - treated 4 pneumonia?

Serious lung congestion for weeks. Initially treated for bronchitis...Didn't help.  2nd visit - treated 4 pneumonia?

Virus: Sounds like you had a viral URI (upper respiratory infection), with residual lung congestion. This can take months to completely resolve. You need to be managed by a primary doctor. Sounds like they are treating appropriately. May just take time. ...Read more

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Are albuterol and Pulmicort good medications to treat bronchitis and pneumonia?

Are albuterol and Pulmicort good medications to treat bronchitis and pneumonia?

No: Albuterol is a quick relief medication to treat the bronchospasm associated with asthma. It is also used for copd. Pulmicort (budesonide) is an inhaled steroid used as a daily controller medication for asthma. Neither of these are used to treat pneumonia or bronchitis. Antibiotics are typically used to treat bacterial pneumonia and serious bronchitis. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for chronic bronchitis?

What are some treatments for chronic bronchitis?

Treatments...: Treatments for chronic bronchitis include bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. Oxygen therapy is prescribed if the oxygen level in the blood is low enough to warrant it. The most important therapy is smoking cessation in order to slow disease progression. There is no cure. ...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 medications for bronchial asthma work best?

What medications for bronchial asthma work best?

CONTROLLER MEDS: In my opinion Controller meds which include inhaled Steroids with long acting Bronchodilaters also inhaled in combinations if taken correctly work best and sometimes one can add Montelucast(Singular) to that to control Asthma and reduce the incidents of acute attacks and exacerbations to minimum For acute attacks reliever meds like Albuterol or Levalbuteral are used with oral steroids sometimes ...Read more

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Are there treatment guidelines for bronchiolitis?

Are there treatment guidelines for bronchiolitis?

Yes: There are official treatment guidelines published for bronchiolitis for example from the american academy of pediatrics. You may be able to view these if you go to their website and look for treatment guidelines. ...Read more

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Are antibiotics effective for patients with bronchitis?

Are antibiotics effective for patients with bronchitis?

Sometimes...: If the person has acute bronchitis caused by a bacterial infection, then antibiotics will be effective. However, most cases of acute bronchitis are due to viral infections and antibiotics are completely ineffective for viral infections. See your doctor who can diagnose the etiology of the infection, . ...Read more

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Bronchonoscopy lavage for diagnoses of lung cancer?

Bronchonoscopy lavage for diagnoses of lung cancer?

Test: This is like the pap smear that check women for cancer of the cervix in that the pathologists looks for malignant cells in the washings obtained from the procedure. A negative result does not rule out malignancy however. ...Read more

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Which over-the-counter medications exist for bronchial asthma?

Which over-the-counter medications exist for bronchial asthma?

Not too many: I believe there is only one inhalation drug presently on the us market without a prescription. If your asthma is allergy related, there are numerous antihistamines available. As always do not take anything without first talking it over with your physician. ...Read more

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Getting treated for bronchitis with no response steroids, inhalers, or antibiotics.. hospitalized with shortness of breath and wheezing with neg CXR?

Getting treated for bronchitis with no response steroids, inhalers, or antibiotics.. hospitalized with shortness of breath and wheezing with neg CXR?

Sure of diagnosis?: If your doctor is sure of the diagnosis, it may just take time. Bronchitis typically doesn't show up on chest x-ray. If you use birth control pills or have other risk factors for clotting, ask your doctor to do a d-dimer to screen you for a blood clot in your lung (pulmonary embolism). If the ddimer is negative, you don't have it. If pos, you will need a CT to rule it in or out. ...Read more

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Is there association between asthma, bronchitis, chronic sinusitis, respiratory tract infection and pulmonary hypertension?can they affect each other?

Is there association between asthma, bronchitis, chronic sinusitis, respiratory tract infection and pulmonary hypertension?can they affect each other?

Lung conditions : The conditions you mentioned affect lungs and linings of upper respiratory airways; they are apparently not inter-related. That said, some patients with chronic bronchitis may get frequent respiratory tract infections. One of the late and severe complications from chronic bronchitis can be pulmonary hypertension but there are other causes for the condition. ...Read more

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Treatment for cough?

Treatment for cough?

Depends: Treatment for cough depends on the underlying cause. For symptomatic releif, you can use cough medications otc but you should see a doctor to determine the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Can amikacin nebulization be used for chest infection?

Can amikacin nebulization be used for chest infection?

Amikacin nebulizatio: Yes it can be used in healthy patients for lung infection as it penetrates lungs and there is very low systemic absorption.A dose of 60 mgm/kgm appears to be safe as was in a study with low serum concentration of less than 15mgm/kgm infusion, as it was compared to infusion. ...Read more

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Does xray show pneumonia/acute bronchitis/bronchiospasms? Already taken antibiotics for pneumonia/ bronchitis. No help. What is the next step?

Does xray show pneumonia/acute bronchitis/bronchiospasms?  Already taken antibiotics for pneumonia/ bronchitis. No help. What is the next step?

Pneumonia: Hi,to diagnose Pneumonia one needs to have symptoms plus CXR finding, therefore a CXR alone is not diagnostic for Pneumonia, also Bronchospasm is diagnosed from the symptoms and the examination signs, and acute Bronchitis is a clinical diagnosis, if you are having symptoms you should see ur provider for further assessment. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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Can radiation therapy for lung cancer also treat a pneumocystis infection?

Can radiation therapy for lung cancer also treat a pneumocystis infection?

No: Pneumocystis is an infectious organism. It can only be treated with specific antibiotics. On the other hand, radiation can weaken the immune system and cause pneumocystis pneumonia. ...Read more

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What initial lab tests are required by immunologist for a weak immune system (recurring respiratory problems like pneumonia, acute bronchitis, cough)?

What initial lab tests are required by immunologist for a weak immune system (recurring respiratory problems like pneumonia, acute bronchitis, cough)?

Initial evaluation: When assessing the immune system function, the most helpful tests are a CBC (complete blood count with differential), serum immunoglobulin levels (igg, igm, iga, ige), ch50-complement test and specific antibody titer to tetanus and pneumococcus. This will pick up more than 90% of immune problems. ...Read more