you as fast as a sneeze, while the bad ones hung around like bronchitis."
~ Edward W. Robertson
Soon my mom arrived to take me home. By then I was coughing. But what stands out in my mind was the weird high-pitched hissing sound I made when I took a deep breath. The nurse said I was wheezing. Apparently, I had contracted viral bronchitis, and the wheezing was a typical symptom. Our family doctor actually stopped by our house to check on me late that afternoon, and I was good as new after a few soup-and-rest-filled days.
Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchial tubes, which carry air to the lungs. Bronchitis can occur from viral, environmental, or bacterial causes. In fact, the same viruses which cause cold and flu can also cause bronchitis.
Bronchitis is marked by a persistent mucus-producing cough, which may be accompanied by chest tightness, a low-grade fever, and shortness of breath.
There are two types of bronchitis: acute and chronic. Acute bronchitis usually goes away within a few days to a few weeks. Chronic bronchitis is a form of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and can continue for months or years.
Industrial bronchitis affects people who are exposed regularly to fumes, dust, or smoke. The airways become irritated, which results in coughing and mucus production. Symptoms may go away on their own. Medication or air filters (especially face masks) may be required to improve symptoms.
Pneumonia is an infection of one or both lungs that can result from fungi, bacteria, or viruses. These can be acquired by airborne sources (such as sneezing or coughing), or can occur when bacteria or viruses in the nose and sinuses spread to the lungs.
Pneumonia causes a mucus-producing cough, as well as shortness of breath. It may also cause a high fever, clammy/sweaty skin, confusion, headache, malaise, loss of appetite, sharp chest pain, or leukonychia (white nail syndrome).
Unlike bronchitis, pneumonia can be life-threatening. It affects how air is distributed to blood cells. When cells do not get enough oxygen, they cannot function properly. As a result, the infection can spread and become deadly.
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