Bronchitis

What is Bronchitis?

Bronchitis is an inflammatory condition of the bronchial tubes characterized by hyperemia, edema and reduced mucociliary function and manifested by cough and other lower respiratory tract symptoms (e.g. wheeze, chest pain, sputum production).

Questions and answers on "Bronchitis"

Hello, I'v been getting bronchitis before maybe once or twice a year, this year, I'v had it more than four times, and I go in to the walk in clinic in my area, and I tell the doctor my symptoms, such as harsh dry cough, coughing attacks, shortness of air, and weezing. They put me on a bronchitis medicine, but I tell them its not helping, after I take my medication for the days it says, I still feel the same as before, It gets to a point where sometimes I have such a hard time catching my breath, I stand up and try to keep my mind of it, but sometimes it turns into a panic with trying to catch my breath, I'v been going threw this for over a month now, and they put me on different types of bronchitis medicine but I know its something more, bronchitis and ammonia runs in my family, and one of my aunts actually died from ammonia because they thought it was bronchitis, but it was ammonia, and she died in her sleep, I'm supper worried about my health because It's been slowing my life down, and I'm scared to go to sleep and not wake up because I can't breath.

doctor1 MD

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

In my opinion, you should definitely consult pulmonologist and get done

1. Chest x ray.
2. PFT (Pulmonary Function Test). Chest x ray is needed to rule out pneumonia. If chest x ray is normal then no...

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my child is getting cough and cold very frequently.doctors are saying it is because of bronchitis.Is bronchitis will repeat again and again?
i cant able to differentiate normal cold with bronchitis.what are the symptoms?how to prevent her from bronchitis.

doctors prescribed: monocef-o antibiotic with bude-cort and duolin nebulization and nestacort and ambrolite-s

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To prevent bronchiolitis episodes, you should prevent the child from cold temperature, cover properly while travelling.

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Ihad or still have bronchitis, have had all the meds prednisone an all ,done with, still use advair spray in mouth, was fine when i got up, at home nurse the dr sends out once a week, said my lungs sound clear, But yet my lungs are burning , an my husband said i sound out of breath what do i do,

doctor1 MD

Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
In my opinion, you should get done PFT (Pulmonary Function Test) again.
PFT will also tell you about severity of the disease and treatment of bronchitis is based on severity only.
You may need additional bronchodilators...

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hi my daughter was seen for bronchitis yesterday and now she is running a low temp of 96.1 and woke up covered in sweat so bad i had to change her clothes.she is only four and has no other health problems. is she OK to wait and call her Dr. or should i call him now. here it is 3:30am

doctor1 MD

bronchitis might be either due to bacterial or viral infection, which come with fever usually, if the fever subsides,there will be sudden fall in temperature of the body which causes sweating.. this is a normal phenomenon, do not worry.. get treatment for bronchitis with antibiotics and...

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I went to the doctor about 4 weeks ago and was told I had bronchitis when I went back to make sure the "spot on my lung" was gone they said it was but I've still been coughing and in the past few days the other symptoms I had seem to be coming back. Can I get bronchitis again this quickly

doctor1 MD

Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Yes, bronchitis can be recurrent.
So better to consult pulmonologist and get done clinical examination of respiratory system and PFT (Pulmonary Function Test).
PFT will not only diagnose bronchitis but it will also tell...

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doctor gave my son montair 4mg for a years ago while he was 1 and half years old. he had got bronchitis when he was 4 months old. after his first attack, this was happening again and again. after getting this drug, he is fine. even he was not catch by cold. am i continue this drug?

doctor1 MD

Hi
Welcmoe to Healthcare-Magic
Greetings of the day

Montair is very beneficial in allergic bronchitis. Its a mast cell stabilizer and is helpful in preventing attacks, but not useful when there is an episode.

Continue using this drug in consultation with your Pediatrician.

Take Care
Best regards...

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what is the meanings of bilateral lung fields show prominent bronchovascular markings.what is the meaning of bronchitis , i declared as unfit to gulf country because of this so i want to know that what is the solution for this i want quick relif from trhis problem and want to b fit for gulf with in how many days it will be cure?

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Actually this finding is not a specific finding and doesn't have any significance as such.Most doctors have stopped using term prominent bronchovascular markings. Rarely this is used to describe bronchitis.Bronchitis is inflammation of terminal airways within the lung.It is treatable.

You...

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I just went to the doctor yesterday and was diagnosed with bronchitis . However, I have been experiencing weird symptoms like hair falling out, bruising on legs, brittle nails , and now today I was itching my leg and it turned dark purple almost looks like pooped blood vessels.. I did not scratch hard so I am wondering why i am experiencing this.

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
Do you have red color itchy patch in affected skin lesion or black color blood?
History of bronchitis with red itchy patches suggest the diagnosis of urticaria.
Exact diagnosis can be made only after examination.
You should consult with dermatologist and should...

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I have AIDS and my roommate has bronchitis. He also has AIDS, Can I catch bronchitis from him. We have been living together for 6 months now. We also have two other roommates that is infected with the HIV virus. We live in a special housing unit that provides safe living for people with HIV/AIDS. And there is two to a room and my roommate is the one with the bronchitis.

doctor1 MD

Hi and welcome to HCM. Thanks for the query.
Hiv cant be transmissed by air or on any other way despite blood or sexual intercourse. So it is safe to live with HIV + people. But there is higher risk because there is always possiblity of blood incident when you are close to those people. So just...

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I just recovered from bronchitis . But still taking the puff spary , as Dr recomended to finish that though I m getting better. Now my question is can I drink any cold beverages or beer or whisky, or it might be bad for bronchitis and I shld wait timm I get fully recovered.

38 years male

doctor1 MD

Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
No you should not drink any cold beverage or beer or whiskey at present.
You have not recovered fully from bronchitis.
So any cold beverage may actually trigger or worsen the underlying bronchitis.
So better not to take...

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