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Will My Children Inherit My Bronchiectasis Problem
They may: It depends on cause of ur bronchiectasis. Some of the causes r genetic, cystic fibrosis, cilia motility problem, primary immune deficiencies, etc. If u have those, ur kids may have higher chance of developing bronchiectasis if they develop those dis. If u developed bronchiectasis because of recurrent lung infections without immune deficiency, or a rare condition, abpa, it is usually not genetic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bronchiectasis is widening and inflammation of the airways that someone can be born with (congenital bronchiectasis) or acquired over time secondary to infection, inflammation, underlying autoimmunity, immune deficiency or inhaling a foreign object. Approximately 1/3 of cases of bronchiectasis occurs in ...Read more
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I ve chronic nasal problems, and bronchiectasis, will it be harmful to use antihistamines for nasal issues coz this may make chest mucus dry and stuck
Nasal issues: You can use nasal antihistamines that will only affect the nasal passages. ...Read more
What r the treatment options 4 bronchiectasis if inhalors, physio & antibiotic use [ 2--3 monthly] fails 2 stop chronic cough causing 2ndary problems?
Is there a substitute to doing postural drainage for bronchiectasis?I'm having hearing problem from ear which may be due this but need to drain regula
No good substitute: Doubt your ear problem is related to the postural drainage but more to your nasal congestion. First make sure that you are using your Nasonex correctly and that you are aiming the nozzle towards the sides and not the center of the nose. If this doesn't help after a few days . Then you need to ask your doctor to prescribe something else for you. ...Read more
Is there any alternatives for doing postural drainage, it causes me sinus congestion, i ve bronchiectasis, chronic nasal issues and back problems?
No but: You can ask your doctor to give your something (antihistamine nasal spray ?) to decongest your nose or try breathright strip to keep your nose open while doing the drainage. Be sure that your aiming your Nasonex towards the outside direction of the nasal cavity and not the center. ...Read more
Damaged airways: Bronchiectasis: structurally damaged airways unable to effectively move mucous. Air contains germs that are trapped but not killed by the inner mucous layer of the breathing tubes. Cilia on underlying cells beat like brooms sweeping mucous to the throat where it's swallowed. Stomach acid kills the germs. Without this mucociliary escalator germs multiply in the airway causing bronchitis & pneumonia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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