Allergy or bronchitis

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Avatar f tn About 4 weeks ago, I developed symptoms that resembled bronchitis or some form of viral infection. I have been through a lot of different things the past 5 months - anxiety, stressed to the gills, etc- so I'm almost waiting to get sick because I imagine my immune system is fried at this point. So, I went to the doctor concerned about bronchitis and he did a COVID test that came back negative. He said my lungs sounded clear. No fever whatsoever.
Avatar m tn I have a patient with plastic bronchitis, and it is related to an allergy to mammal protein. She would cough casts and swell in her neck when she ate beef, pork or milk. She had symptoms when she inhaled animal dander. The allergy is to a sugar-protein called alpha-gal. There is a test available through Virocor-IBT. If you have any questions, call my office.
Avatar m tn m wondering how to discern when the cough is just a cold and when it is bronchitis or something worse. I have no history of asthma, but have had nasal allergy symptoms throughout my life. My questions are (1) Should I be concerned about developing another cold so soon after the last one? (2) Could I be having episodes of bronchitis and is there a potential for long term adverse effects from this?
Avatar f tn ve known for about 5 years. He had bronchitis at the time and was on antibiotics. A couple of hours later I had a sore throat I thought I either got sick from him or I was sore from the oral sex. My symptoms developed as allergy related symptoms later on. I went to 4 different doctors they all said it was allergies. I even got tested, everything came out negative. My symptoms didn't get worse they stayed the same but now I'm feeling a little better.
536455 tn?1213538065 That's good to hear. Acute coughs usually begin suddenly and are often due to a cold, flu, or sinus infection. Coughs from a lung infection such as bronchitis can start out suddenly and then linger on. Other common causes of chronic or ongoing coughs include asthma, allergies chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sinusitis leading to postnasal drip, smoking cigarettes or exposure to secondhand smoke or pollutants. Take care and regards.
Avatar m tn Your symptoms could also be due to COPD or Bronchiectasis. The other causes could be due to Bronchitis or Cystic fibrosis. You will need to consult your doctor. He may even ask for repeat blood test and an X ray. Lung function tests could further help in evaluation. In the meantime take OTC acetaminophen, try to take warm oral fluids and do steam inhalations prior to your meals. This helps to loosen up and bring out the secretions. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn That is why he prescribed omeprazole. But you seem to have eiether chornic bronchitis or bronchial asthma secondary to allergy esp. in the early morning. You need to undergo lungs radiograph to rule out chronic bronchitis, Spirometry for lung function tests. You may be allergic pollens which may be released in the morning. In such cases try keeping your windows closed at night.
Avatar f tn Oh and you can try vitamin C, echinacea, or any other immune boosting products, but if there is an allergy or mold or something causing this, it won't do any good. Also, make sure you aren't smoking, wash your hands frequently, and are getting enough sleep (sure, I know that's easy when you have bronchitis). Feel better!
1814032 tn?1392518958 He diagnosed me with bronchitis, and prescribed me doxycycline 100 MG twice a day, along with an allergy med. and 600 MG Ibuprofen. I know that 90% of bronchitis cases are viral. He himself metioned that he didn't want to give my sick daughter an antibiotic for obvious reasons. So why would he give me 10 days worth for "acute bronchitis"? I believe that he knew I have pneumonia, and that's why I'm still sick, after 5 days on an antibiotic. What do you think?
Avatar f tn Only itchy eyes can be a part of tearless eyes or dry eyes or eye strain and sometimes also refractive errors of the eye. Only congestion can be a part of bronchitis, flu, asthma etc. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar m tn You have already received some very good advice..the diagnosis is between something like flu or allergy on one hand; or the early signs of anxiety on another..suggest you see your general doctor for some blood tests as the first thing to do.
Avatar f tn This year I developed bronchitis in April and was sick for two months. After taking antibiotics, allergy meds and inhalers, I recovered. I continued on the allergy meds. A little over two months later the cough started up again. The doc put me back on Advair. I used it for two months and continued getting worse. I saw the doctor and he put me on Ventolin with my Advair and antibiotic. I saw him a week later worse and with thrush in my mouth and throat.
Avatar m tn and they always just say its from post nasal drip and either prescribe me allergy medicine or an antibiotic. My question is has my Dr.'s diagnosis been correct or should I go get another Dr.'s opinion?
Avatar f tn I am just coming off almost four weeks of being sick. First bronchitis followed by a kind of asthma reaction where I was hacking constantly. I've never been diagnosed with asthma though I do have periodic allergy symptons. Doc prescribed an inhaler and a course of steroids. I'm feeling better but still coughing up mucus and my lymph nodes in my neck are tender and swollen, Is this normal for allergies/post-bronchitis? How long will this go on?
1519309 tn?1290956580 Hi, welcome to the forum, your symptoms suggests involvement of sinuses, lungs or it can be due to acid reflux. There may be underlying bronchial asthma or bronchitis. Bronchitis usually presents with sputum (mucus), symptoms can be worsened by chest infections. A test with bronchodilators for 2-3 weeks will be useful to relieve the symptoms. Other possibilities are central airway obstruction, parenchymal pulmonary disease, gastro esophageal reflux etc.
Avatar m tn Hi, welcome to the forum, there may be acute bronchitis with or without laryngitis. Acute bronchitis usually presents with sputum (mucus), coughing and can also present with wheezing esp. when the small bronchioles are involved. Associated gastro esophageal reflex disease can worsen the condition. You need to send the mucus or throat swab for culture, microscopy, staining to rule out the pathogen.
1063285 tn?1285674316 I did not know where to post this sorry in advance. But I have been battling this cough and congestion for 2 months now i can't stand it lol. But my problem is i am constantly coughing, coughing up green/ brown chunks of mucus, Congestion i 'am sneezing and blowing out green/brown stuff most of the time just congested. Any idea of what its possibly wong?? I have tried everything from mucinex,Thera-flu, allergy meds, tylenol, amoxicillan. everything i can't kick this bad boy.
Avatar m tn Clorox gives me asthma, headaches, sinus infections, bronchitis, Be careful of being around clorox. It is not good for anyone, really.
Avatar m tn 5'5 115 LBS 48 yr old male had asthma as a child and had allergy shots as well and out grew both when I hit puberty smoked 1pack day 32 yrs also some pot during that time. quit smoking oct 1 2009. have always had a couple of bouts each yr with bronchitis. since I stopped smoking I have no cough to bring up mucus, and more flare ups of bronchitis with extreme shortness of breath among other things. been to two drs and one says moderate to severe.
Avatar m tn You can do this before breakfast/lunch/dinner or before bedtime or in bed.Remember to take deep long breaths into the lungs.You can do this while sitting on floor or chair or lying in bed.
Avatar n tn Unless yours is clear, its usually a sign of infection, like the bronchitis or sinus infection your doctor prescribed medicines for. I have not, however, heard of a sinus infection causing wheezing. Right now it could be most anything, asthma included, but I'm leaning towards a really terrible upper respiratory infection to cause the sinus problems, the bronch (or at least the symptoms), the awesome yellow mucus and the wheezing, etc.
Avatar m tn In my opinion you are having problems with frequent ACUTE bronchitis and this is related to your smoking. If you don't quit the smoking, this can evolve into chronic bronchitis.
Avatar m tn If it is a dry cough you might try sucking on a cough drop or hard candy and if it is producing flem be sure to spit it up and if it persist much longer you might have it checked as it could be bronchitis, My last cough was that and I'm 51 and never had bronchitis before in my life...