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Bronchitis

Inflammation of the bronchial tubes, which carry air to the lungs, is called bronchitis. The symptoms are chest congestion, wheezing, dyspnea (difficulty breathing), cough with a lot of mucus, etc. It can be either acute, where the symptoms last for only a few days, or chronic, where it lasts longer and leads to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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Are x-ray chest, CT chest ant PFT results reliaible to rule out lung cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a smoking history of three years. Three months back there were a few blood drops were there in the phlegm while clearing the throat. Out of curiosity I had few like chest x-ray, chest computed tomography (CT) scan with contrast (lymph nodes were there but in CT reports it was wri...  Read Full »


Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After going through your case, I do not think there is something to worry about the possibility of lung cancer as it can be just a smoker's bronchitis. As you said, you do not have any symptoms at present and all the tests including x-ray CT (computed tomography) and ...  Read Full »

There is an obstructive defect. Can it be COPD? Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I received the results of my lung test and almost everything is fine. However, I was told that there is a possibility of a mild obstructive defect. I am scared and suspect that it could be chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). I have never smoked. The forced vital capacity (FVC), ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am here to give you the best care possible. I can understand your concern. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) that you have shared. May I know a few more things? 1. Do you have any smoking habits? 2. Do you have an...  Read Full »

Will mixing alcohol with antibiotics be deadly in an asthmatic patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I was recently diagnosed with asthma, bronchitis, and pharyngitis. I am currently on some temporary medicines, and antibiotics to treat these sicknesses along with an inhaler. I do not feel that bad, but I need to take the pills. However, being in college, I have a big game this weeken...  Read Full »


Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I guess you are taking medicines for bronchitis and pharyngitis. So most probably it is an antibiotic medicine. Generally, we advise to take medicines after food with water, and within limits taking some medicines with low alcohol does not cause any harm. However, it...  Read Full »

I have little chest pain and my chest hurts during smoking. Do I have lung cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-years-old male with 250 lb. I have little pain in the chest when taking a deep breath, especially in the morning. I do not have a cough at all when I try to cough hard sometimes there is little tiny blood in my saliva, and my mouth tastes bloody. I keep smoking these two week...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. First of all, do not think directly about lung cancer because the possibility of it is very less. Possibility of other smoking-induced lung diseases like pleurisy, lung infection, bronchitis, etc. is more likely. So please let me know, 1...  Read Full »

Please suggest a treatment for allergic cold and bronchitis.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been taking intermittent treatment for an allergic cold and bronchitis with my family doctor's pulmonologist and for some time for an ET ear problem with a local ENT doctor. I had allergic sneezing and irritation for about 12 days, but no fever or cough. A local ENT gave me Azit...  Read Full »


Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, it seems that you are suffering from allergic rhinitis and mild intermittent asthma. From the symptoms, it is very obvious that the symptoms like nasal irritation and frequent sneezing are because of nasal allergy. You have already completed th...  Read Full »

I have severe cough with breathing difficulty. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having this problem for more than two months. I have severe cough, the whole day I used to spit phlegm normally and suddenly dry cough starts mostly in the night. I face difficulty in breathing and less spitting of phlegm. My blood test report shows AEC 532 cells/mL. ESR-07 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Many patients come to me with similar complaints. Especially during the winter season when it is windy. As per your description, you seem to suffer from bronchitis. The presence of thick phlegm indicates it is a bacterial infection. The values of hemoglobin, ESR (e...  Read Full »

I coughed up worm-like mucus. What does it indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with flu five days back, it started with a productive cough and then progressed to body aches and fever. Body aches and high fever lasted for about 24 to 36 hours, but I have a constant low-grade fever. I started to feel better after three days, but the coughing was so ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is just phlegm and nothing else. Do not worry, such kind of a productive cough is common in viral bronchitis. Your treatment is going right. I would just suggest the addition of a bronchodilator syrup c...  Read Full »

Why do I have intercostal strain and blood in sputum?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I was diagnosed with an intercostal strain. The symptoms are pain in the area of strain and swelling. Unfortunately, I have developed a frightening symptom where I am coughing up blood coated mucus. My father who worked as an EMT says that it is not an emergency and that I sh...  Read Full »


Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blood in sputum should not be ignored and should be taken seriously. The causes could be bronchitis, bronchiectasis, lung abscess, etc. High rate of cigarette smoking is the main underlying cause for the above mentioned pathological diseases. You have to undergo several...  Read Full »

My mother's X-ray report reveals bronchitic changes. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,Yesterday, a chest X-ray of my mother revealed significant interstitial marks in the middle and lower zones. There are symptoms of bronchitic changes, and the rest of the lung fields appear hyperinflated. Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. I am very sorry about your medical condition. Do not worry. I am here to take care of you. Regarding your X-ray result, I propose you have developed acute bronchitis. Any history of smoking, alcohol, or expos...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with COPD. Please hlep.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and I am concerned about its potential impact on my blood pressure. Can you provide personalized insights into the relationship between COPD and blood pressure and any specific considerations or precautions I should...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Based on the information you have provided, I would like to help you. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a lung condition characterized by chronic bronchitis and emphysema, leading to breathing difficulties and reduced lung ...  Read Full »

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