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You can tell if a have short breaths, weezong, coughing(usually discolored phelgm), etc.

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Is bronchitis viral or bacterial?

mix infection


Is bronchitis viral or bacteria?

It is both viral and bacterial.


What is difference between secondary bacterial infection of acute bronchitis and bacterial infection?

Secondary bacterial infections of the bronchi is an opportunistic infection where the normal bacteria that live in the nasal/oral region of the pharynx are able to infect the lungs. This usually occurs following a viral infection since the virus typically infects and kills the cells that make up interior lining of the bronchioles. This then causes a breach in this barrier which allow the bacteria to invade the tissues underneath and cause a response (bronchitis) by the immune system. Secondary bacterial infections of the bronchi is an opportunistic infection where the normal bacteria that live in the nasal/oral region of the pharynx are able to infect the lungs. This usually occurs following a viral infection since the virus typically infects and kills the cells that make up interior lining of the bronchioles. This then causes a breach in this barrier which allow the bacteria to invade the tissues underneath and cause a response (bronchitis) by the immune system.


How you diagnose if it's viral or bacterial pneumonia?

A sputum culture will generally tell. Bacteria can be cultured, viruses can't.


How long do bronchitis germs live outside the body?

AnswerBronchitis is in the bronchial and in the lungs and MUST be treated with antibiotics before it turns into a humdinger of a case of pneumonia. Bronchitis is not contagious. I use to suffer from Bronchitis for 10 years and could count on it for each of those years. Antibiotics knocked it right out of me. When I went into menopause I ceased getting Bronchitis. It is HIGHLY contagious actually!Bronchitis is caused usually by bacterial or viral infections. However, it is contagious and can also be caused just by being in touch with the infected person. Second hand smoke can even result in accumulation of irritants in the air passage which in turn can result in bronchitis.Is Bronchitis contagious?It is extremely true. It is contagious disease. The virus can transfer the disease when you sneeze or cough. In the initial stage, there is a swelling in the air passage. At this time, there is no formation of virus. When the bacteria released by the patients through sneeze and cough spreads through the air, the disease gets spread to others around. The infected person should consult a physician immediately and get medicines. Otherwise it leads to pneumonia too. Both the types of Bronchitis are contagious. The viral infection is powerful and it may affect the healthy people around through indirect and direct contacts.

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Is bronchitis viral or bacterial?

mix infection


Does penicillin cover bronchitis?

Maybe. Bronchitis can be either due to a virus infection or a bacterial infection. Tests will need to be done to determine which type of bronchitis you have. In the case of a viral infection causing bronchitis, penicillin will not work. In the case of a bacterial infection causing bronchitis, penicillin may work. Antibiotics are generally used on bacterial infections, not viral.


Is bronchitis viral or bacteria?

It is both viral and bacterial.


Is bronchitis a bacterial infection?

Bronchitis is due to congestion/inflammation of the Broncuoles .Bronchitis is infectious if it is due to bacterial infection like tuberculosis, staphylococci etc or a viral like influenza etc. However Bronchitis due to allergy is not infectious


Can azithromycin prescribed for bronchitis also cure a UTI at the same time?

Most cases of bronchitis are caused by a viral infection. Since antibiotics, such as amoxil, do not affect viral infections, they do not help treat them. Risk factors for bacterial bronchitis include a history of emphysema or chronic bronchitis, an immunocompromised condition (AIDS, on chronic steroids or chemotherapy), or a prior viral illness (such as bronchitis) that gets better and then gets worse acutely.


What are the most common organisms that cause acute bronchitis?

Most commonly, acute bronchitis is caused by viruses. Bacterial causes are numerous, although difficult to prove because many people are colonized with bacterial pathogens in the mouth or oropharynx.The most common suspected bacterial pathogens include Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydia pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and Streptococcus pneumonia.


Name 10 antibiotics and diseases they cure?

10 antibiotics and the diseases they treat are: 1. Ampicillin - Treats bacterial infections such as Gonorrhea, E.coli, Salmonella, etc. 2. Doxycycline - Treats bacterial infections such as Penumonia, other respiratory infections, Lyme Disease, Acne, etc. 3. Clindamycin - Treats bacterial infections such as infections of the lungs, skin, blood, female reproductive organs, etc. 4. Ceftriaxone (Rocephin) - Treats bacterial infections such as Meningitis. 5. Tetracycline - Treats bacterial infections such as Acne, Urinary Tract Infections, STDs, etc. 6. Azithromycin - Treats bacterial infections such as Bronchitis, Pneumonia, STDs, etc. 7. Cephalexin - Treats bacterial infections such as Pneumonia; Urinary Tract, Bone, Skin or Ear infections. 8. Erythromycin - Treats bacterial infections such as Bronchitis, Diphtheria, Pertussis, etc. 9. Minocycline - Treats bacterial infections such as Bronchitis, Acne, STDs, etc. 10. Trimethoprim/sulfamethozazole - Combination antibiotics that are commonly used to treat bacterial infections such as Urinary Tract Infections, Bronchitis, and types of Pneumonia.


Can your doctor tell if you have bronchitis by drawing your blood?

no it is not blood infection


What secondary bacterial infections can a person get with a common cold?

Colds make the upper respiratory system less resistant to bacterial infection. Secondary bacterial infection may lead to middle ear infection, bronchitis, pneumonia, sinus infection, or strep throat.


How do you tell the difference between an allergy cough and a bronchitis or pneumonia cough?

Bronchitis often has a colored flam while allergies are clear.


How do you know if it is viral or bacterial infection of respiratory?

The common cold is only caused by viruses. Other viruses can also cause similar symptoms (for example, the flu virus), however. In addition, there can be upper respiratory bacterial infections (like tonsillitis or strep throat making a sore throat, sinus infections making a runny nose, bronchitis making a cough, etc.) that all may seem like a cold. The typical difference between viral infections and bacterial infections is that bacterial infections more often produce fever and more often cause high fever over 102 degrees Fahrenheit, but sometimes only a doctor can tell the difference (and sometimes, even then, it takes laboratory testing to prove one microbe versus the other).


Is antibiotics used to cure bronchitis?

is prescribed to treat a bacterial infection. Biaxin is an antibiotic, and yes is good for bronchitis. GOOD BYE ... We often prescribe Biaxin (the generic name is clarithromycin) for infections such as bronchitis, strep throat, pneumonia, ear infections, sinus infections, or tonsillitis. Hope this helps! Dr. B.