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Bronchitis Antibiotic. is Bronchitis Contagious? Yes and No

Bronchitis Antibiotic. is Bronchitis Contagious? Yes and No
by john_Z » Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:36 pm

Bronchitis Antibiotic - is Bronchitis Contagious? Yes and No

Bronchitis is the swelling of the bronchial tubes, otherwise known as the airways. These airways are the windpipes that directly connect to the lungs. Bronchitis happens when there is an irritation that occurs in the bronchial tubes. Next to the irritation, the formation of thick mucus will soon follow. Hence, the air passage will be blocked by the mucus, leading to difficulty in breathing. Bronchitis can be identified into two types: acute and chronic. The acute bronchitis is normally an illness that lasts for a short period of time. Usually, this is caused by severe cold. But most often, this is triggered by the viral infections. Acute bronchitis is characterized by the pain in the middle of the chest, cough that comes with green sputum. Fever might also happen, and a slight difficulty in breathing might also occur. ;)

However, the Spread of Bronchitis can Still be Avoided

The affected person only needs to maintain a healthy hygiene by regularly washing his hands and by using hand sanitizers afterwards. Most importantly, the affected person should cover his mouth whenever he is coughing. Hence, the possibility of transmitting the disease is reduced. People who suffer from asthma may also develop an acute bronchitis. Such circumstance reduces the risk of acute bronchitis to be contagious. It is the effect whenever the acute bronchitis acts as a complication of a certain disease. To totally eliminate the risk of spreading the disease, it is best to cure it. Antibiotic are not regarded as an effective way to treat acute bronchitis. This is because bronchitis is caused by viral infection. Only an ample amount of rest, an extra liquids intake, and a non-prescription medicine for cough are the suggested effective treatment for acute bronchitis. The antibiotic are only prescribe by the doctors whenever there is the presence of bacterial infection. Antibiotic will then serve to lessen the risk of secondary infection. For the asthmatics, the doctor may recommend a medication for asthma, most likely an inhaler. These medications will widen the contracted lung airways.

The Chronic bronchitis on the other hand is identified with a cough that produces mucus. And this lasts for longer period of time as compared to the acute bronchitis. The sufferers of bronchitis are also identified to suffer from different level of breathing difficulty. These sufferers may also have the possibility to attain lung infections sometimes. Hence, the breathing difficulty is worsen. There are certain occasions where chronic bronchitis is termed as "chronic obstructive lung disease" and "chronic obstructive airways disease." From the terms themselves, the problem can already be identified-difficulty in air circulation that goes in and out of the lungs. Now, the question comes, is bronchitis contagious? The answer is yes. Bronchitis is extremely contagious. The virus can be transmitted by the means of cough, sneeze, and yes, even by simply touching the things that has been touched by the person infected. Bronchitis, basically, is the swelling of the bronchia, thus, it is not contagious. However, as the bacteria starts to form, the disease then is contagious the moment the bacteria was emitted into the air. In fact, there are already several affected people who confessed that they had the disease when they had a close contact with the infected person. Now, the question is how long is bronchitis contagious? According to the medical experts, the length of time of the disease contagiousness actually depends on the cause and type of the person's bronchitis. For a person who suffers from bronchitis, it is suggested for him to visit and consult to a medical specialist of respiratory and pulmonary to assure whether he is already contagious and until when will it last. It is advisable for the infected person to consult to a medical specialist when bronchitis tends to occur, if not, it may possibly lead to pneumonia. Both the acute and chronic bronchitis have the threat to become contagious. Even the healthy person is not safe from the attacks of acute bronchitis. This is because of the viral infection. These viral infections can be transmitted from one person to other through indirect and direct contact. It is only because that we are rather fluent on the subject of Acute Bronchitis that we have ventured on writing something so influential on Acute Bronchitis like this! :oops:

Bronchitis can be Acute or Chronic

The acute bronchitis lasts somewhere between two and six weeks, whereas the chronic form can last even up to three years. People who suffer from asthma experience an inflammation similar to that of bronchitis medizin disease is called asthmatic bronchitis. Using the intuition I had on Bronchitis Common, I thought that writing this article would indeed be worth the trouble. Most of the relevant information on Bronchitis Common has been included here. :roll:

Bronchitis is Common Both in Children and Grownups

To treat bronchitis you do not need special medical attention. Treatments are very easy to follow. But if you cough blood, this is serious cause for concern and a doctor must be seen immediately. An idle brain, is a devil's workshop they say. Using this ideology in mind, we ventured to write on Bronchitis Treatment, so that something productive would be achieved of our minds.

The Part of the Lungs Responsible for Excess Mucus, Irritants are Called Cilia

This structure is very small and slender, like hair. When smoking, even one puff is enough to paralyze this structure for a while. So you can imagine what smoking up to a pack of cigarettes a day can do to these cilia: it makes you very vulnerable and increases considerable your chances of chronic bronchitis. Writing something about Treat Bronchitis seemed to be something illogical in the beginning. However, with the progress of matter, it seemed logical. Matter just started pouring in, to give you this finished product.

Things are Different If You Suffer from the Other Type of Bronchitis, the Acute One

This condition is a long term one and needs serious treatment. Thought that was all? Wrong! Things get even worse if you are a person that smokes. The recovery is longer and slower. We had at first written a rough assignment on Bronchitis Disease. Then after a few improvisions and enhancements here and there, we have ended up with this end product.

The acute form of bronchitis can sometimes be accompanied by another infection in the upper part of the respiratory system. In almost all the cases, this is due to viral infection , but it can also be caused by a bacteria. If you do not suffer from other medical problems, the mucous membrane tends to recover after the lung infection has been cured. This can take up to one week. Opportunity knocks once. So when we got the opportunity to write on Chronic Bronchitis, we did not let the opportunity slip from our hands, and got down to writing on Chronic Bronchitis. :evil:

Introduction Bronchitis is a respiratory disease in which the mucous membrane in the lungs bronchial passages becomes inflamed and usually occurs in the setting of an upper respiratory illness and is observed more frequently in the winter months. It may be short-lived (acute) or chronic, meaning that it lasts a long time and often recurs and can have causes other than an infection. Bronchitis can also occur when acids from your stomach consistently back up into your food pipe, a condition known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. Both adults and children can get it. If you are a smoker and come down with the acute form, it will be much harder for you to recover. If you continue smoking, you are increasing your chances of developing the chronic form which is a serious long-term disorder that often requires regular medical treatment. If you suffer from chronic bronchitis, you are at risk for developing cardiovascular problems as well as more serious lung diseases and infections, and you should be monitored by a doctor. :D.

Tobacco and infectious agents are major causes of chronic bronchitis and although found in all age groups, it is diagnosed most frequently in children younger than 5 years. In 1994, it was diagnosed in more than 11 of every 100 children younger than 5 years. Fewer than 5% of people with bronchitis go on to develop pneumonia. Most cases clear up on their own in a few days, especially if you rest, drink plenty of fluids, and keep the air in your home warm and moist. If you have repeated bouts of bronchitis, see your doctor. It was our decision to write so much on Bronchitis Doctor after finding out that there is still so much to learn on Bronchitis Doctor. :shock:

Most People can Treat Their Symptoms At Home

However, if you have severe or persistent symptoms or if you cough up blood,you should see your doctor. The doctor will recommend that you drink lots of fluids, get plenty of rest, and may suggest using an over-the-counter or prescription cough medicine to relieve your symptoms as you recover. If you do not improve, your doctor may prescribe an inhaler to open your airways. If symptoms are severe, the doctor may order a chest x-ray to exclude pneumonia.

Risk Over time, harmful substances in tobacco smoke can permanently damage the airways, increasing the risk for emphysema, cancer, and other serious lung diseases. People at risk for acute bronchitis include: The elderly, infants, and young children, Smokers, People with heart or lung disease. Passive smoke exposure is a risk factor for chronic bronchitis and asthma in adults. Smoking (even for a brief time) and being around tobacco smoke, chemical fumes, and other air pollutants for long periods of time puts a person at risk for developing the disease. Overall, tobacco smoking accounts for as much as 90% of the risk. Secondhand smoke or environmental tobacco smoke increases the risk of respiratory infections, augments asthma symptoms, and causes a measurable reduction in pulmonary function. Malnutrition increases the risk of upper respiratory tract infections and subsequent acute bronchitis, especially in children and older people. We cannot be blamed if you find any other article resembling the matter we have written here about Bronchitis Respiratory. What we have done here is our copyright material!

Treatment Treatment depending on the symptoms and cause, may include: Antibiotics to treat acute bronchitis that appears to be caused by a bacterial infection or for people who have other lung diseases that put them at a greater risk of lung infections, Bronchodilators, which open up the bronchi, may be used on a short-term basis to open airways and reduce wheezing, Cool-mist humidifiers or steam vaporizers can be helpful for wheezing or shortness of breath. Early recognition and treatment, combined with smoking cessation, significantly improve the chance of a good outcome. With severe bronchitis, your fever may be as high as 101' to 102' F and may last for 3 to 5 days even with antibiotic treatment. However, if influenza is the suspected cause, treatment with an antiviral drug may be helpful. It may take some time to comprehend the matter on Bronchitis that we have listed here. However, it is only through it's complete comprehension would you get the right picture of Bronchitis.

Symptoms Symptoms lasting up to 90 days are usually classified as acute; symptoms lasting longer, sometimes for months or years, are usually classified as chronic. Signs of Infectious bronchitis generally begins with the symptoms of a common cold: runny nose, sore throat, fatigue, chills, and back and muscle aches. The signs of either type of bronchitis include: Cough that produces mucus; if yellow-green in color, you are more likely to have a bacterial infection, Shortness of breath made worse by exertion or mild activity, Wheezing, Fatigue, Fever -- usually low and Chest discomfort. Additional symptoms include: Frequent respiratory infections (such as colds or the flu), Ankle, feet, and leg swelling, Blue-tinged lips due to low levels of oxygen. We are proud to say we have dominance in the say of Severe Bronchitis. This is because we have read vastly and extensively on Severe Bronchitis.

Because Bronchitis is Mainly Caused by Viruses, Antibiotics Aren't At All Helpful

Best ways to deal with acute cases are resting longer, drinking sufficient fluids to keep the body's hydration and maintaining the organism's humidity at a high level. Patience is an important factor, as the patient must understand to wait for a few days until bronchitis goes away. If after less than two weeks symptoms persist, you must consult a doctor as you could deal with a more dangerous condition like pneumonia or asthmatically bronchitis. Saying that all that is written here is all there is on Symptoms Bronchitis would be an understatement. Very much more has to be learnt and propagated bout Symptoms Bronchitis.


Spite of all the arguments, doctors still prescribe antibiotics because it takes them less time to write a prescription than to explain the patient why he doesn't need such treatment. People are also used to the idea of taking antibiotics when they are sick and demand this treatment. The title of this composition could be rightly be Bronchitis Antibiotics. This is because what is mentioned here is mostly about Bronchitis Antibiotics.


The third but most important reason to decrease ant biotherapy in bronchitis is the genetic structure of bacteria, capable to develop resistance to antibiotics. In consequence, new strains of bacterial agents appear and cannot be treated by standard medication anymore.

Every Year One in Twenty Americans Gets Bronchitis and is Prescribed Antibiotics

The general cost of medical care is therefore immense. Another huge argument against random prescription of antibiotics is the fact that all without exception have side-effects like diarrhea, abdominal pain or rash. The side-effects are acceptable only when the antibiotics are an absolute necessity and have useful effects. There are universal applications on Viral Bronchitis everywhere. However, it is up to us to decide the way used for these applications to get the best results from them.