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What Does The Bronchi Do
An airway : Bronchi are the major passageways through which air passes in and out of the lung. The bronchi divide into smaller passageways to distribute air throughout the lung. It is like a system of tubes that divide and spread out through the lungs. ...Read more
Lung lining cells: The larger bronchiole tubes and upper system are lined with cells with little, moving hairs called cilia, which constantly sweep stuff out of the lungs to the pharynx where they can be spat out or swallowed. An issue with smokers is that the toxicity of the smoke inhibits the activity of these cilia. For chronic lung issues, see your pulmonary specialist for evaluation. ...Read more
Definition: Actually, the terms nodule and tumor are essentially synonymous. If you're asking if a brochial mass (tumor, nodule, growth, neoplasm) can be benign and not a cancer, the answer is yes. I'm sure you're in capable hands now, and the appropriate investigation will be done. Good luck. ...Read more
Docs asks me take prednisolon alternova(10mg) for bronchi inflammed.2 tablets/day, for 8 days. Is the medicine not too strong/is it common for inflamme?
Re evaluation: Your infection was mostly likely related to a viral infection which can trigger lung inflammation and wheezing. During your illness, using albuterol and an anti inflammatory agent will help to manage your symptoms. If the inhaled steroid is not controlling the flare up, oral prednisone is used for a short period of time. I usually recommend five days with a re evaluation. The dose should be fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's something else: If you were treated with antibiotics and no longer coughing out material, the bronchitis is gone. You could have a spring/summer seasonal allergic asthma. Consider treating with antihistamines (like Zyrtec) and inhalers (like Ventolin) daily to see if you can calm your inflamed, irritated lungs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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