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Question about bronchitis

Can it make you feel really wheezy and make your chest feel tight? I went an got a chest xray and they say I only have bronchitis,but I swear I have pneumonia or something worse and their just not telling me cause of no insurance. I've been sick for two weeks now. I'm exhausted and anything I do is too much.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:42 AM on Jun. 12, 2011 in Health

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  • i had broncitsit when i got preg with ds. it was alful, tired sick weezy tight chest, omg the dry coughing. and seeeing how i was 7 weeks along no meds for me had to tough it out. took 3 weeks to feel a lil better. go back and tell them ur still sick maybe they will hear fluid this time and send u to xray. i hope u feel better.
    tabbys4

    Answer by tabbys4 at 2:48 AM on Jun. 12, 2011

  • legally they could loose their job for telling you the wrong thing
    i would trust them
    bronchitis is pretty serious though, no?
    lizzybee44

    Answer by lizzybee44 at 2:52 AM on Jun. 12, 2011

  • Symptoms of acute bronchitis usually begin 3 to 4 days after an upper respiratory infection, such as a cold or influenza (flu). Symptoms usually include:# A cough, which is the main symptom of acute bronchitis. It may be dry at first (does not produce mucus) and after a few days may bring up mucus from the lungs (productive cough). The mucus may be clear, yellow, or green. Sometimes, small streaks of blood may be present.
    # A mild fever, usually less than 101 F. A higher fever may indicate pneumonia.
    # A general feeling of tiredness.
    # A sensation of tightness, burning, or dull pain in the chest under the breastbone that usually is worse when breathing deeply or coughing.
    # Whistling noises (wheezing) when breathing, especially during physical exertion.
    # Hoarseness.
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 2:53 AM on Jun. 12, 2011

  • "Despite sharing some common symptoms, considerable differences exist between the two diseases. Bronchitis is a disease characterized by the inflammation of bronchi or the air passages. It can be caused by bacterial and viral infection and exposure to irritants like smoke, dust and chemical solvents. On the other hand, pneumonia causes an infection of the lung tissues, which lead to accumulation of fluid or pus within the alveoli of lungs. The infection can be caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites, other microorganisms and any kind of chemical or physical injury to the lungs.

    Bronchitis is mainly of two types, acute and chronic. The acute bronchitis usually lasts for a week or so, accompanied with flu or cold, while chronic bronchitis can last for more than three months. "
    -http://www.buzzle.com/articles/bronchitis-vs-pneumonia.html
    lizzybee44

    Answer by lizzybee44 at 2:55 AM on Jun. 12, 2011

  • Yes you can get wheezy and feel a tightness in your chest. Did he give you antibiotics? Tips to loosen up that chest...hot coffee works great and spicy food. They should've given you an inhaler for asthma. Sometimes bronchitis acts like asthma and an inhaler helps. Hope you feel better soon. Use the hot shower steam also and get some Mucinex. It sill loosen it up as well. As for coughing Robitussin is really good.
    DDWay

    Answer by DDWay at 2:55 AM on Jun. 12, 2011

  • Most people who develop pneumonia initially have symptoms of a cold (upper respiratory infection, for example, sneezing, sore throat, cough), which are then followed by a high fever (sometimes as high as 104 F), shaking chills, and a cough with sputum production. The sputum is usually discolored and sometimes bloody. Depending on the location of the infection, certain symptoms are more likely to develop. When the infection settles in the air passages, cough and sputum tend to predominate the symptoms. In some, the spongy tissue of the lungs that contain the air sacs is more involved. In this case, oxygenation of the blood can be impaired, along with stiffening of the lung, which results in shortness of breath. At times, the individual's skin color may change and become dusky or purplish (a condition known as "cyanosis") due to their blood being poorly oxygenated.
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 2:56 AM on Jun. 12, 2011

  • The only pain fibers in the lung are on the surface of the lung, in the area known as the pleura. Chest pain may develop if the outer aspects of the lung close to the pleura are involved in the infection. This pain is usually sharp and worsens when taking a deep breath and is known as pleuritic pain or pleurisy. In other cases of pneumonia, depending on the causative organism, there can be a slow onset of symptoms. A worsening cough, headaches, and muscle aches may be the only symptoms.
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 2:56 AM on Jun. 12, 2011

  • With pneumonia u will runb a temp greater then 102, u will have a headache, tired alllll the time, basically u feel like u have the flu. It can take weeks to months for u symptoms of bronchities to disappear which include low grade fever, cough, chest pain, slight wheezing, and congestion. If u smoke stop. Smoking will make it worse.

    Michigan-Mom74

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 3:00 AM on Jun. 12, 2011

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