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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Please suggest permanent solution 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 »
What can attribute to the taste of blood in mouth?
Query: Hello doctor, When I wake up every morning, I feel the taste of blood in my mouth. Please suggest. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please check your mouth by looking into the mirror while brushing your teeth to know any bleeding sites in your mouth and throat. Mild bleeding might occur if you have gum disease due to infection or a vitamin deficiency. Please consult a dentist to get clinically evaluat... Read Full »
Whenever it is cold, I cough. Can you tell me what the problem is?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old. I had a dry cough, which did not go away completely. I was a smoker and then gave up. I smoked for five years. Within the last few weeks, I must have smoked ten cigarettes. My issue is whenever the temperature is cold, I cough and when it is sunny, I would not cough ... Read Full »
Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you said that you have been smoking for five years and now have a cough with clear mucus expectoration, it is most likely due to bronchitis. It is very common to have a cough if you smoke more than five cigarettes per day. Also, because of cold weather, it gets ag... Read Full »
Can antibiotics cure seasonal allergic cough?
Query: Hi doctor, For the past three years, I have been suffering from an allergic cough. I have a cough only during the months of September and October. It stretches for a period of 1-2 months. This time my PCP gave me a Decadron shot and within a few hours my cough got better. Should I buy the prescribed... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. With the conversation, I understand that you are a 33 year old male suffering from cough especially during the months of September and October through the years. Therefore, it is clear that you are suffering from allergic bronchitis. It is considered to be seasona... Read Full »
I feel there is a lump in my throat and bubbles in my chest when I lie down. What can be the cause?
Query: Hi doctor, I just had an endoscopy and colonoscopy for stomach issues and have a feeling of a lump in my throat when I lay down and breath normally and if I take a deep breath, I have bubbles in my chest. They ruled out acid reflux, GERD, and everything else and said I am perfectly healthy. But I wa... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query thoroughly and understand your concern. Since you were a smoker, I suggest you have a PFT (Pulmonary Function Test) to rule out bronchitis because bronchitis can cause similar symptoms. Please let me know if you have a dry cough or breathlessness... Read Full »
70 year old has cough accompanied by wheezing. Is it advisable to try Asthalin?
Query: Hello doctor, My father (aged 70) has been suffering from coughing and light fever (varying between 99 to 101) for the past ten days now. Medical tests (attached) do not seem to reveal anything, and the prescribed medicines (see below) do not improve things. Coughing is now also accompanied by wheez... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears to be bronchitis, likely viral. Has his fever settled now, or is it still continuing? Wheezing and coughing may continue for some more days, up to one to three weeks. Yes, he can, and he should use the inhaler. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with... Read Full »
I have been suffering from a chronic cough for a month. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old male who has been coughing for a month. In between, it got fine, but again it got started. I do not have any fever or chest pain. My sputum also looks normal. I do not have any problem with sleeping or breathing. But when I breathe through my mouth, I get some feeling i... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. First, you need to get a physical examination by your family doctor to rule out bronchitis. If you have no bronchitis, you must control your blocked nose with anticongestant nasal spray, aerosol therapy, and menthol lozenges throughout the d... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from bronchitis. Should I use Foracort inhaler before or after the workout? Does Foracort inhaler cleanse the lungs? How does Foracort work on lungs? What are the side effects? Read Full »
Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you rightly said, Foracort inhaler (combination of Budesonide and Formoterol) is advised for asthmatic bronchitis. It must be taken before any workout.This kind of inhaler controls the inflammation in the airways and widens its caliber. So on long term use, your ast... Read Full »
I am suffering from on and off wheezing. How to get cured?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 31 years old. My height is 5'5" and weight 68 kg. I am suffering from wheezing and finding difficulty with physical activities such as walking as well. I just moved to a new place recently. This onset of wheezing is sudden and I did not observe any trigger. But, dust, pollution and v... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. You seem to be suffering from acute bronchitis or a lower respiratory tract infection. So, I would advise in such scenario to get a hemogram with ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and chest x-ray done. If the chest x-ray and the blood i... Read Full »
What are the recommended tests for bronchitis, ear infection and labored breathe in 17-month-old baby?
Query: Hello doctor, In a 17-month-old female child. We keep treating the symptoms but not the overall problem of why these things keep happening. Hardly any tests have been ordered, and we are constantly just treating the symptoms. The problems are: Bronchitis, and right ear infection for which antibio... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the detailed history. The history which you have described basically shows that the child is suffering from repeated lower respiratory tract infection, which usually presents as cough, fever, breathlessness for which nebulization and antibiotics were given. ... Read Full »