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Can chest infections and asthma be related?

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

Viral infections are common triggers of asthma.
In young children, asthma attacks can often be confused for pneumonia on chest x ray.

In brief: Absolutely

Viral infections are common triggers of asthma.
In young children, asthma attacks can often be confused for pneumonia on chest x ray.
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Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Many patients with asthma are prone of more infections involving the chest because they have difficulty clearing mucus from the bronchial tubes.
When it gets "stuck" it is prone to becoming secondarily infected with bacteria. The correct treatment will usually greatly improve on the problem.

In brief: Yes

Many patients with asthma are prone of more infections involving the chest because they have difficulty clearing mucus from the bronchial tubes.
When it gets "stuck" it is prone to becoming secondarily infected with bacteria. The correct treatment will usually greatly improve on the problem.
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