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

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

Asthma tends to be more common if one or both parents have an allergic problem such as hay fever or asthma.

In brief: Yes.

Asthma tends to be more common if one or both parents have an allergic problem such as hay fever or asthma.
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