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What is walking pneumonia and asthmatic bronchitis?

What is walking pneumonia and asthmatic bronchitis?

Definitions...: "walking" pneumonia is slang terminology that refers to a situation where there is an infiltrate on chest x-ray but the person has few symptoms. There are different scenerios that can produce this situation. "asthmatic bronchitis" means that there is bronchospasm associated with bronchitis, an infection of the airways. It can sometimes lead to a cough as the infection is resolving. ...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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I have asthmatic bronchitis and i feel it's worse and I am having trouble breathing with severe chest pain! could it turn into being pneumonia?

I have asthmatic bronchitis and i feel it's worse and I am having trouble breathing with severe chest pain! could it turn into being pneumonia?

Yes: Many physicians avoid using the word "asthma" when asthma is the correct diagnosis. Evaluations should include a pulmonary function test. If your pcp does not do this, see an allergist or pulmonologist. Pneumonia should be considered when fever, shortness of breath and chest pains occur, see an urgent care physician to consider a chest x-ray. ...Read more

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I had very few asthma related problems.3 months ago i had walking pneumonia. Treated. Now dependent on albuterol inhaler 1-4x qd. Why? Will it change?

I had very few asthma related problems.3 months ago i had walking pneumonia. Treated. Now dependent on albuterol inhaler 1-4x qd. Why? Will it change?

Infection trigger: "walking pneumonia" refers to a pneumonia due to mycoplasma pneumoniae. This can trigger an asthma attack and possibly increase the risk of someone to develop asthma. Treatment with macrolide antibiotics can improve asthma control only in those patients who have evidence of infection in their airways. If albuterol is needed more than twice a week, a change in asthma treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Our daughter was diagnosed with walking pneumonia and prescribed AlButerol...(she does not have and has not been diagnosed with asthma) So I am wond?

Our daughter was diagnosed with walking pneumonia and prescribed AlButerol...(she does not have and has not been diagnosed with asthma)   So I am wond?

Part of treatment: Albuterol is a bronchodilator , which will help open up the lungs, make breathing easier and hopefully encourage sputum production during infection. Walking Pneumonia is not a true medical diagnosis, so some doctors might just believe in bronchodilators ,. Most doctors will use both antibiotic+ bronchodilator in treating pneumonia or Bronchitis with Bronchospasm. Also vaporizer to loosen phlegm. ...Read more

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I've been to the doctor six times in the last month. I've been diagnosed with strep, bronchitus, sinus inf., thrush, rad, chronic cough and walking pneumonia. I still have a violent cough though.

I've been to the doctor six times in the last month.  I've been diagnosed with strep, bronchitus, sinus inf., thrush, rad, chronic cough and walking pneumonia. I still have a violent cough though.

Need follow up: With all these conditions you need to follow up with your doctor or consult an infectious disease specialist. It is very difficult to recommend any thing else.We do not know what if any antibiotics you have been treated and if you have ang blood test, thrush infection makes me think you might have underlying immunity problem. Do you have any other co existing condition.Consult an id doctor. ...Read more

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What is exactly asthmatic bronchitis with acute exacerbation?

What is exactly asthmatic bronchitis with acute exacerbation?

Asthma: Bronchial Asthma, asthmatic bronchitis and asthma are the same. A typical trigger of an acute asthma exacerbation (flare up) is the cold virus so sometimes asthmatic bronchitis is used by some clinicians. I don't see asthma on your list of diagnoses so you may want to see an allergist / asthma specialist to get evaluated and tested for asthma. ...Read more

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Can asthmatic bronchitis be passed on to children from someone else?

Can asthmatic bronchitis be passed on to children from someone else?

No: Asthma is not communicable but for patients with viral triggers, the cold setting off their asthma is contagious. To help protect against this asthmatics should get an annual flu vaccine (killed injectable only, not the live intranasal vaccine). ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is asthmatic bronchitis in children?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is asthmatic bronchitis in children?

Asthma: Asthma is often referred to as bronchitis. The symptoms are similar. Asthma is recurrent wheezing. Bronchitis may be a diagnosis given for coughing. If wheezing is involved And it responds to medication for asthma, it is likely asthma. All the best. ...Read more

Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Atypical Pneumonia (Definition)

Atypical pneumonia is so called because the causative organisms are not the usual ones associated with most cases of pneumonia. Besides mycoplasma, chlamydia & legionella, many viruses, fungi & protozoa can cause atypical pneumonia as well. Symptoms & signs can be atypical - dry cough, minimal or no fever, absence of lobar consolidation or leucocytosis etc. ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more