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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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Mom 50- frequent bronchitis since winter with dry cough- constantly losing voice keeps going to ER for breathing treatment, no history smoking xray negative keeps needing prednisone/inhaler, is this serious?

Mom 50- frequent bronchitis since winter with dry cough- constantly losing voice keeps going to ER for breathing treatment, no history smoking xray negative keeps needing prednisone/inhaler, is this serious?

Does she hav asthma?: If she has history of asthma or allergies? If not she need formal chest x-ray and pulmonary function test. Some times it can be granulomatous condition. If it is asthma or allergies she need antihistamines or inhaled steroid on daily basis to prevent recurrence of flares. I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any other questions. ...Read more

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Experiencing for 2 yrs severe chronic fatigue, hair loss, no menstrual cycle, shortness of breath, nausea, frequent bronchitis, joint/muscle pain.Been taking adderol.Rbc platelet tibc others off.Med cause?

Experiencing for 2 yrs severe chronic fatigue, hair loss, no menstrual cycle, shortness of breath, nausea, frequent bronchitis, joint/muscle pain.Been taking adderol.Rbc platelet tibc others off.Med cause?

Fatigue: First must look at common causes such as thyroid disease and pituitary dysfunction. Assuming you dont have an eating disorder where restriction leads to malnutrition then the search needs to go other diseases such as autoimmune disease and rheumatological disorders. Adderal will not help as it may cause rebound depression making mood worse along with physical symptoms. Dysautonomia can cause this. ...Read more

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Is bronchitis communicable?

Is bronchitis communicable?

Acute bronchitis: Acute bronchitis ("acute" here refers to new onset, self-limited) tends to be viral including cold viruses, but, more seriously, also influenza.Symptoms can persist once the virus has passed, therefore contagious depending on stage. Whooping cough is a contagious bacterial bronchitis, sometimes serious, making a comeback due to the unfortunate decision of some not to vaccinate their children. ...Read more

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Can you die from bronchitis?

Can you die from bronchitis?

Yes : You can die from any infection if you don't get treated or you have certain serious medical conditions. ...Read more

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What is allergic bronchitis?

What is allergic bronchitis?

Asthma: Allergic bronchitis is a term which is not commonly used today, but in the past many people with asthma were labelled as having "allergic bronchitis.". ...Read more

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What are bronchitis symptoms?

What are bronchitis symptoms?

Acute bronchitis.: Acute bronchitis is a viral infection heralded by a cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, sweats, and perhaps some diffuse chest discomfort that increases with inspiration. Chest X-Ray may not always show acute bronchitis, so it's mainly a clinical diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is bronchitis symptoms ?

Symptoms...: Acute bronchitis symptoms include cough productive of discolored sputum, cold symptoms, fever, chills, body aches, shortness of breath, wheezing, etc. Symptoms of chronic bronchitis include cough productive of sputum, shortness of breath, wheezing, etc. Without any symptoms of infection. ...Read more

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Is bronchitis really dangerous?

Is bronchitis really dangerous?

No: Bronchitis is a very common condition usually caused by viral infection and less commonly by bacterial infection of the bronchial air passages. It is not a dangerous condition and usulally resolves without specific treatment. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of bronchitis?

What are symptoms of bronchitis?

Acute or chronic?: Acute bronchitis symptoms include fever, cough productive of discolored sputum, chills, body aches, cold symptoms, headache, fatigue. Common symptoms of chronic bronchitis include shortness of breath and productive cough without any infection symptoms, fatigue. ...Read more

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Frequent Respiratory Infections (Definition)

Frequent lung infections is a clinical finding in which a person gets lung infections more often than is typical. This can occur due to lung problems or due to a weakened immune system, often due to immune system suppressing ...Read more