Coexistence of Asthma and Bronchitis is called Asthmatic bronchitis. Both cause inflammation of air passage but in two different ways. In case of Asthma the muscles around the airways tighten and swell narrowing the airways. In case of bronchitis, the inflammation of air ways is caused by viral or bacterial infections.
Who gets Asthmatic Bronchitis?
It is a chronic chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It generally occurs to the people who are already suffering from chronic bronchitis.
At times Asthmatic Bronchitis is confused with sinusitis, bronchitis, emphysema and asthma itself.
People suffering from chronic childhood infections, long suffering patients of asthma or bronchitis are all vulnerable to get asthmatic bronchitis.
Is Asthmatic Bronchitis Contagious?
No it is typically not contagious. Bronchitis is but asthmatic bronchitis is not.
Symptoms of Asthmatic Bronchitis
Shortness of breath and wheezing are predominant symptoms of asthmatic bronchitis as well as asthma.
In addition the bronchitis symptoms such as cough, chest tightness and excess mucus production are also present in Asthmatic Bronchitis.
We can safely say that symptoms of both bronchitis and asthma are manifested in asthmatic bronchitis.
Asthmatic Bronchitis Treatment
Medical treatments are similar to the treatment of chronic bronchitis. Same antibiotics, steroids and broncho-dilators are used in the treatment of asthmatic bronchitis. Acute Asthmatic Bronchitis requires immediate medical attention.
In general precaution must be taken to stay away from the irritants such as dust, smoke, pollen and chemicals etc.
You should also ensure that you don’t get any kind of bacterial infections from others.
Natural home remedies for bronchitis such as drinking a lot of water and remain sufficiently hydrated all the time is one of the best preventative cure as well as treatment for Asthmatic Bronchitis.
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