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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. 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


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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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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

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I was diagnosed with asthmatic bronchitis and was wondering how long does it last, also is it normal to cough up blood with it, had this for 4 weeks?

I was diagnosed with asthmatic bronchitis and was wondering how long does it last, also is it normal to cough up blood with it, had this for 4  weeks?

Blood is not normal: If you have an underlying diagnosis of asthma it can sometimes flare and be called bronchitis - which is inflammation of the airways. It can last from 7-14 days depending on which medications you are taking to relieve the symptoms and how severe your symptoms are. It is not common to be coughing up blood. I would definitely be evaluated by a physician if this continues or worsens. ...Read more

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How long does rib pain associated with asthmatic bronchitis last?

How long does rib pain associated  with  asthmatic bronchitis last?

Usually muscle pain: The ribs themselves usually have no sensitivity with asthma or bronchitis, but the muscles between the ribs can become overly tired if they are working hard to help you breathe. Having the breathing issue settle down the aches & pains can resolve just like any other sore muscle, over time. ...Read more

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What should I do as I suffer from exercise-induced asthmatic bronchitis in this heat?

EIA: Use albuterol 15 minutes before and after exerciton. Hydrate well. If using albuterol other than exertion, keep a dairy, and bring to doctor because you may have other type of asthma. You may need spirometry testing. ...Read more

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What's the diff between asthma and cough-variant asthma, or asthmatic bronchitis? Never had asthma, but always get bronchitis with every cold now.

What's the diff between asthma and cough-variant asthma, or asthmatic bronchitis? Never had asthma, but always get bronchitis with every cold now.

Intensity: Asthma is a variable condition where the "average" patient experiences periods of wheezing brought on by infection or other personal triggering events.In cough variant asthma it is mild enough they may never know, but the cough stops with asthma meds.A feature is sibs or parents with asthma.Asthmatic bronchitis is more a label for infection triggered wheezing.One with CVA would be more prone to it ...Read more

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Bronchitis. Is it possible for my mother to pass her asthmatic bronchitis on to her grandson?

Bronchitis. Is it possible for my mother to pass her asthmatic bronchitis on to her grandson?

Yes: If asthma is what you mean by asthmatic bronchitis. Asthma like allergic rhinitis & eczema has a strong genetic component. It's common to see several generations of patients from 1 family. But perhaps you mean that when your mother smokes she gets bronchitis & now your son is coughing. You can't change genetics but you can environment. 2nd-hand smoke is a reason why grandma & grandson are coughing. ...Read more

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Can asthmatic bronchitis be contagious to other children?

Can asthmatic bronchitis be contagious to other children?

Viral infection: Viral respiratory tract infections are contagious as they are spread by respiratory droplets. However, to have asthma symptoms that is dependent upon the child having asthma. Thus, if the child has asthma, and then is exposed to a viral infection, he will have symptoms of asthmatic bronchitis. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more