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What Are The Odds Of Us Getting Bronchitis If Someone In The Family Is Having It
Possibly high...: If a family member develops acute bronchitis, other people living in the home are at risk of acquiring the infection. The best interventions to prevent the spread of infection include frequent hand washing as well as not sharing the same utensils, drinking glass, toothbrush, etc. The person with bronchitis needs to be treated to decrease the risk of spreading infection. ...Read more
Why gamble?: You get sick when you are susceptible...You are susceptible when you are tired, have poor diet, smoke, run yourself ragged, stressed etc. Eating well, eliminating junk food/processed food, drinking water, staying hydrated, getting rest, etc are all ways to reduce your chances of getting any illness. Being seen when you are coughing up phlegm or have prolonged symptoms also helps. ...Read more
Family member is 54 yo and has been smoking since 14 yo. Now experiences chronic seasonal bronchitis and periodic pneumonia. She had a very minor car accident at work and had to submit to a breath tester for alcohol as a condition of employment. No one
No one what??: Wish I had the end of your posting. Heavy smokers, esp who start early, are often drinkers, sometimes heavy ones. Since I don't really know what your question is, I will assume that her breath test was positive. Get a professional evaluation by an addiction counselor or physician&work on smoking cessation. Alanon may be helpful for family members and friends to deal with reactions to alcohol use. ...Read more
My 80 year old step mom has been diagnosed with tb. The family was all together last saturday with her, should we all be tested? She was diagnosed on jan 17 with bronchitis, not getting better went to dr on jan 20 and told she had double pneumonia. Jan 25
If: If your family has contact with your step mother with no respiratory protection and she has active, untreated tb, you should be evaluated. ...Read more
I am coughing and my chest and throat hurt, along awith my whole body. Do I need to see a family practice? I am 15 weeks pregnant and I think its bronchitis
I went to ER last night for possible bronchitis or throat infection the ER gave me amoxicillen and today my family doctor gave me cipro (ciprofloxacin) which one work?
Both: Either antibiotic may be adequate to treat bronchitis if the infection is due to a bacteria. If you got the Amoxil one day and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) the next, you probably should give the first medication several days to see if it works. If the infection is due to a virus, antibiotics will not help. It's difficult to differentiate between bacteria and virus, but virus is usually a more common cause of bronchitis. ...Read more
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
Viral or bacterial: Viral bronchitis is characterized by coughing some clear mucus and will usually last less than a week. Antibiotics are ineffective and not recommended for viral bronchitis. Bacterial bronchitis is productive of yellow or green mucus with a lot of bacteria and will linger for 7-14 days if left untreated with a lot of fatigue. ...Read more
See doctor...: If you have acute bronchitis, you may need antibiotics if there is a bacterial infection present. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is treated with bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. If shortness of breath is present, you need to be seen asap so go to the er if your doctor cannot see you today! ...Read more
It's part of the col: It's not unusual to develop a cough at the tail end of a cold. People tend to call it bronchitis when they think they need antibiotics, even though studies shows that antibiotics are no more effective than placebo for treating bronchitis. Smokers often develop more of these symptoms after a cold than non-smokers do.. ...Read more
Smoker?: Do have a history of smoking, if that's the case smoking keep defending system occupied and unable to perform regular duties: antiinfective. Also do you drink enough to hydrate and facilitate clearing of bronchi. ...Read more
If bronchitis: It is probably viral, unless you are a smoker in which case it could be a secondary bacterial infection. Most of these cleaer up on their own, if you stop smoking, drink PLENTY of fluids and take something like Guaiafenesin to loosen up the phlegm and get it up and out. However, if you do not have a history of bronchitis it could be something else and you should probably be seen for a diagnosis. ...Read more
As much as 6 weeks: Effects on bronchial mucosa can take that long to revert to normal. ...Read more
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Not a good choice.: Clindamycin would not be very effective against the bacterial that cause acute bronchitis. Besides that, bronchitis is viral 95% of the time, so chances are you wouldn't need any antibiotic at all. Doctors often prescribe one to cover all the bases, if you will, but not Clindamycin. ...Read more
Consult: Please discuss your symptoms and diagnosis with a physician (consult) for appropriate prescription. ...Read more
Trigger factors come in types:
if you have an immune problem (iga), asthma, allergies or similar lung predisposition you will.
If you smoke/work around fumes/etc. You might.
If you hang around sick people you might.
If your diet & rest patterns are unhealthy you might.
If you work on what you can avoid/get vaccinated & follow a healthy lifestyle you give yourself the best chance of avoiding it. ...Read more