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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Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22 year old female with the history of bronchitis. I was diagnosed with bronchitis at the age of 17 approximately. For five months, I had been facing breathing problem and now I have continuous pain in the right abdomen and occasionally on the left. I also have a type of sting l...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your breathing problem is due to bronchitis and sinusitis, which most of the time is due to allergy to cold, dust, pollen and pollution. Once the allergen is removed then your symptoms will improve. But, sometimes it can lead to infection in the lungs. You can carry out ...  Read Full »

Why does my wife keep coughing at midnight?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife keeps coughing at midnight and has breathing problem sometimes. So, doctor suggested an x-ray. I am attaching the report here for your reference. I tried searching information online and got some details, but want to know the exact cause, stage and treatment. So, please guide me. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would be very helpful if you would share how long she has the symptoms of cough. Also, did she have any associated symptoms like fever, body ache? Did they bring up phlegm? Is there any history of weight loss or change in appetite? I assume that your symptom...  Read Full »

What are the conditions that cause persistent cough with phlegm?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having persistent cough with phlegm for the last four months. I also have fatigue. I am currently taking Cymbalta, Abilify, Topamax, Baclofen, Lorazepam and Trazodone. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. A.k.srivastava

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Here I would like to tell you about the causes of persistent cough with phlegm. These are: Rhinitis and Rhinosinusitis. Chronic tonsillitis and tonsillopharyngitis. Chronic bronchitis. Bronchiectasis. Pulmonary tuberculosis. Malignant pathology...  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. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

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 »

I experience chest congestion with heaviness and constant cough. Will smoking be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I have chest congestion with heaviness in chest. I also have a constant cough with sputum. I am not taking any medication at present for this. Could this be due to smoking?  Read Full »


Dr. Noushin Payravi

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your cough and chest congestion is probably due to bronchitis (smoking can be the underlying reason however, at the moment you are experiencing a phase of exacerbation due to infection or an allergic reaction). I would like to know about the onset of your symptoms an...  Read Full »

Kindly confirm whether my child is affected by tuberculosis or bronchitis by verifying the reports.

Query: Hello doctor, I need to know whether my child is affected by TB or bronchitis? I have attached his ESR, blood test, TST and chest x-ray. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash Nagar

Paediatrician, Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The very first thing why you suspected that your child may have TB (tuberculosis)? What are the problems he is having like prolonged cough, are any swelling in the neck or any contact with a ...  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 »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please check your mouth by looking into the mirror during brushing your teeth to know any bleeding site in your mouth and throat. Mild bleeding might occur if you have gum disease due to infection or vitamin deficiency. Please consult a dentist to get clinically evaluat...  Read Full »

Can streptococcal infection cause stomach cramps and chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have left-sided crampy stomach pain and chest pain which is mostly located under breast, near ribcage. About two years ago I got Streptococcal infection, pneumonia and bronchitis at the same time. In ER, they prescribed Amoxicillin. But it did not work for me as I am allergic to Penic...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understood your health concern. As you had Streptococcal infection three weeks back, it might have spread to the lower respiratory tract. Infection of the lower respiratory tract by Streptococcus can cause pneumonia or pneumonitis whi...  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 »


Dr. Vinay S Bhat

ENT Otolaryngologist

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 »

Why am I having breathing difficulty on involving strenuous activity?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 35 years old. Before six years I have been using smoke-free tobacco less smoke and I was a heavy drinker and I quited it a year before. That is my story. My question is why can I not breathe as long as I feel normal I guess. But any strenuous activity brings my breathing down ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, your symptoms are suggestive of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The diagnosis of chronic bronchitis is more likely. See you have been a chronic smoker and even smoking tobacco less smoke cause harm to your lungs. For the sake of your better health, yo...  Read Full »

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