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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Is bronchitis a contagious disease?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister got bronchitis, and she went to the hospital, and they told her it was not contagious, and they sent her back to work after two days. I decided to do my research, and I came to find out that it is contagious. I am distraught because she was around my 2-year-old child and me. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will help you regarding it. Bronchitis means inflamed bronchi (the tubes that carry air to the lungs). There are many causes of bronchitis. It can be acute or chronic. A viral infection mainly causes acute bronchitis, but smoke and che...  Read Full »

Can sinus problems cause cough with bloody sputum?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21 year old female, who weighs 80 kg and I am 6.1 feet tall. I have a sinus problem and coughing up blood. The blood is bright red in color, and the sputum is white. I got treatment for sinus yesterday, and they gave me Betnesol and Levbrox. I also have pain in my colon. I am taki...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the history that you have given, it looks like you have bronchitis and upper respiratory tract infection, which causes blood in the sputum. You have been prescribed steroid, which will be beneficial as a decongestant and give inflammation relief. Continue...  Read Full »

Why do I have severe cold, cough, and chest tightness for a month?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old female, and I am 55 kgs by weight for the height of 160 cm height. For the past month, I have suffered from a severe cold (runny nose) and cough. I also felt chest tightness, nasal congestion, sore throat, and shortness of breath too. Sometimes I can hear some sounds f...  Read Full »


Dr. Balaji More

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you smoke or have an allergy to dust? Is the discharge yellow or green or blood-stained? Do you have a fever or any associated complaints such as headaches? Have you been taking any antibiotics? Which over-the-counter medicines have you been taking? You probably h...  Read Full »

What causes shortness of breath while lying down?

Query: Hello doctor. My close friend is a 21-year-old male. He is an occasional smoker (and does not exercise much). For some time, he has been experiencing shortness of breath while lying down. This does not occur every single day or every time he lays down, but sometimes. Very rarely (I think only once)...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your question. I can understand your concern. I have gone through the detailed history you have given. In my opinion, he should undergo few reports like chest X-ray, ECG, and 2D echo to rule out heart and lung diseases. Better to quit smoking as early as po...  Read Full »

I have breathing difficulty with cold while lying down. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I do not know what happened, but I stopped being able to breathe the last night. It was terrifying. My nose was stuffed up and I have been trying to get over the cold for almost 16 days now. I was laying on my back and had a dream (it was not scary at all). During the dream, I realized tha...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most probable explanation is nasal stuffiness and especially during sleep it makes one choked. While awake and mobile nasal stuffiness decreases and we tend to breathe through the mouth, which is not always during sleep. It can happen again if nasal stuffiness is not...  Read Full »

How to diagnose bronchitis or bronchial asthma?

Query: Hi doctor, I have moderate pain in my "lung area" for two weeks now. My airways feel free of air, but I get this incredibly uncomfortable sensation in my chest. I cough a bit and the last couple of days. I have been getting lightheaded, nausea, and a slight headache. I have been out of town the prev...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here for your help. You seem to be suffering from any of the following either bronchitis or a lower respiratory tract infection. Relief with Ibuprofen further confirms the presence of muscular pain that might be due to asthma. In such a scenario, I would advis...  Read Full »

I was told I may have Crohn's. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48 year old female. History of malnutrition caused by stomach issues that still have not been officially diagnosed but I am told I may have Crohn's. I have chronic pain and seeing a pain specialist for stomach and migraine-related pain. My symptoms are: Severe fatigue. Body...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Calprotectin is a simple non-invasive stool test that can exclude Crohn's disease. Regarding your stomach pain, I suggest that you take Controloc 40 mg (Pantoprazole) once daily at morning. It is very effective. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or he...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of continuous exposure to mold?

Query: Hi doctor, I moved into a 4 year old apartment before five months. They have now found mold under the floorboards in the bathroom. They have removed the floorboards and the padding and cleaned. Now, they are getting professionals to clean it properly. After a month, I developed a terrible cough and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is very important to thoroughly get rid of the mold and also to take measures to prevent the mold from returning. Mold-related illness and allergies are very common. Mold produces thousands of tiny spores that float and circulate in the air and irritate the mucosa, wh...  Read Full »

What causes high fever in a 10-month-old baby with bronchitis?

Query: Hello doctor, My 10-month-old baby girl has been having a fever of 103-104 for the past four days. I took her to the ER, and they tested her for flu, strep, and RSV. All of which were negative. Chest x-ray showed bronchitis in both lungs, along with inflammation, and they were unsure about the caus...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your 10 months old baby girl has been suffering from high fever. Her CXR (chest x-ray) shown acute bronchitis (inflammation of bronchus), and CBC (complete blood count) report has shown slightly high lymphocyte...  Read Full »

What causes severe breathing problem and chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient is a 70 year old female. She has a severe breathing problem with mild chest pain. Also, there is some gastric problem, vomiting tendency, loss of appetite and weakness. Her current medication includes Dytor 5 mg, Tellzy, Nicorandil 5 mg, Rosave 0.5 mg, Clonotril 5 mg, Iv...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Breathlessness and chest pain in any person with pre-existing heart and blood pressure problems should be evaluated for any cardiac event. In case, her electrocardiogram and chest x-ray are normal; then it is likely to be because of bron...  Read Full »

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