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What Is The Difference Between Acute Bronchitis And Pneumonia
Location, Location: Bronchitis is an inflammation/infection of the bronchial tubes (airways) whereas pneumonia is an infection/inflammation of the air sacs of the lungs (alveoli). Both can cause similar symptoms (fever, chest pain, cough, sputum production) but sound different when your health care provider listens to your lungs. Also pneumonia can typically be seen on chest xray and bronchitis cannot. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Signs of pneumonia? I had a acute bronchitis and after a month I still cough. I only cough in the morning & night other than that I feel fine...
Persistent cough: Persistent cough can be from a number of conditons, including post-nasal drip, allergies, infection, and acid reflux. If you notice the cough more when you are lying flat (night and morning), you may have acid reflux. I would consider this as a potential for your persistent cough. Viral cough can weeks, even if infection is clear so you may need to just give it more time. Discuss with your PCP ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Over the course of 2014, I have had over 3 cases of acute bronchitis and 2 cases of walking pneumonia. I currently have bronchitis. Should I be worried?
Can you get pneumonia if you don't cough (by using cough suppressants) when you have acute bronchitis? Or is that ok to do?
How do I know if my acute bronchitis has gotten worse become pneumonia? Need to go back to doctor? I don't smoke, still hard to breath! 3rd day antib
Having major coughing attacks. Was diagnosed with acute bronchitis, and beginning signs of pneumonia i wake up coughing gasping for air like pertussis?
Maybe: If that is a concern, then you can be tested for pertussis. Homeopathic remedies like ipecac and drosera may be helpful as can elderberry. Hopefully you are on an antibiotic as well....Zithromax is a good choice. You ay need to be seen again if you are worsening or not improving. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with Acute Bronchitis today at a local clinic. I'm worried of the diagnosis as I am also asthmatic. Biaxin (clarithromycin) treat Bronch and pneumonia?
Diagnosed with acute bronchitis, but Xray revealed abnormality in lung. Research shows that bronchitis doesn't show up in Xray. Possible pneumonia?
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
After chest X-ray diagnosed acute bronchitis ant+inhaler given 3 days still out of breath , fever, normal? Pneumonia? No smoker or asthma.
Viral acute bronchitis visit to urgent care 2 days ago given breathing trtmnt & sent home w/ meds. Developed 103°F fever, shaking chills, nt sweats, w/ worse cough & short of breath. Is it pneumonia?
See below: Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi (tubes which carry air to either the left or right lung). This is typically viral in origin. Bronchitis may not be visible on chest x-ray. Pneumonia is caused by an infection in the lung itself, not the tubes. This can be referred to as an "infiltrate" or "consolidation" and reflects buildup of puss and edema where infection has occurred. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Location...: Bronchitis is an infection of the airways whereas pneumonia is an infection of the lung parenchyma itself. Clinically, pneumonia tends to be more severe than bronchitis but there is plenty of overlap so this distinction cannot always be made on clinical grounds alone. A chest x-ray will usually tell the difference as pneumonia usually shows on a chest x-ray but bronchitis does not show. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosis: History and physical examination and perhaps a chest x-ray will help differentiate. The symptoms can be different and also similar, but you need to see a professional. ...Read more
Location...: Acute bronchitis is an infection of the airways whereas pneumonia is an infection of the lung parenchyma itself. Thus, the location of the infection within the lung is the difference between the two disorders. See your doctor so the diagnosis can be made and treatment rendered. ...Read more
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