Is COPD a bacteria or viral infection?

Neither... Copd, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a disease usually caused by smoking. It is chronic, incurable and slowly progressive. The disease itself is not a result of infection.
No. COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in which there is trapping of airflow that is not completely reversible with inhaled medications.Examples are emphysema and chronic bronchitis.It can be caused by smoking, environmental exposures, and rarely from Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency which is hereditary.Although an infection cannot cause copd, it can certainly worsen COPD patients.
No. COPD is a destructive lung disease linked to tobacco smoking. It is not a viral or bacterial disease but may increase your susceptibility to both.
No. COPD is a chronic lung disease that stands for "chronic obstructive pulmonary disease" it is also commonly called chronic bronchitis.When you have this disease your lungs are more susceptible to infection and has a more difficult time healing properly. Because of this your doctor may prescribe you antibiotics for your infection because it is likely bacterial.
No. Neither. COPD is called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is a condition in which the lungs to not expand and contract properly and can causes symptoms similar to bronchitis on a chronic basis. Sometimes in flare-ups, one can have a viral infection or bacterial infection that complicates copd, but it is not an infection in and of itself.
No. COPD is not an infection of any kind but the result of years of damage to the lungs and airways. This makes it more difficult for these patients to move the air in or out but does no have any infection causing it. Tragically, there is no antibiotic that can cure it either.
No. At this time, it is not felt that COPD has an infectious component to causation. However, you are more susceptible to lung and airway infections if you have copd.

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Does Amoxcillin help both bacteria and viral infections? And can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) with Amoxcillin if need to?

No ma'am. Amoxicillin is similar to penicillin, but is slightly more broad, meaning that it kills a few more species of bacteria than penicillin. It is only antibacterial so it has no known antiviral activity. Yes you can take tylenol, (acetaminophen) but never exceed labeled recs. Both drugs are metabolized by the liver. Feel better!!! Read more...

Can you tell me when does a viral infection become a bacterial infection?

Never. A virus is one pathogen and a bacteria is another. What occurs sometimes is that you get a cold, ie. Virus and then with the mucus you get a supperimpossed bacterial infection. Read more...

What is the difference between a bacterial infection and a viral infection?

Different germ types. Bacteria are larger germs, and they can live in a broth or culture dish in a lab, or sometimes in soup, egg salad, etc... Treatment is with "antibiotics", but the exact term should be "antibacterials". Viruses are much smaller, and cannot reproduce on their own. Viruses have to invade other cells, such as our own cells, and use those cells to make new viruses. Anti-virals are used to stop viruses. Read more...
Different treatment. Bacterial infections usually responds to antibiotics however the viral infection does not. The presentations and the course are different. Read more...

What are the different symptoms of a viral infection and a bacterial infection?

Not much difference. Generally people recover from viral infections a little faster but that is certainly not always the case. Influenza and other serious viruses can take quite a while to recover from. Symptoms depend on where the virus is invading and can be very similar to infections. Bacterial infections tend to be more localized. Read more...

What is the difference between how viral infections and bacterial infections affect the body?

Ggod question! There are some clear differences, which one ought to know. Most virus infections cause a short illness of 3-5 days and then go away on their own. We do not have good antibiotics against the virus(this is typical scenario for upper respiratory infections(one of the common infections). Bacterial infections are more serious and definitely require antibiotics, otherwise you will get very sick , ending. Read more...

Do children with Chronic benign neutrophenia also have problem fighting viral infections or have problem only fighting bacterial infections?

Bacterial only. Unless there is an additional immune disorder affecting lymphocytes, one would expect a person with chronic benign neutropenia to have more problems with recurrent bacterial infections and be able to respond normally to viral infections. Read more...

How do u know if it's a bacterial or viral infection? Like what's the symptoms of each one?

Depends. The answer depends on which disease. A viral respiratory infection tends to have a low grade fever, runny clear nose, with mild body ache symptoms. A bacterial respiratory infection can have a high grade fever, pus filled discharge, and make you want to pass out. There are other examples but depends on what body part you are referring to! Read more...