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Antibiotics for Severe Asthma: Are They Really Necessary?

With bronchodilators, yet many patients also end up getting antibiotics. But a growing amount of medical evidence indicates antibiotics are not only unnecessary, but can also cause side effects and increase patients’ hospital stay and expenses.

Nearly half of the patients who were hospitalized for asthma did not have signs of a lung infection, but nonetheless were given antibiotics, according to a comparative effectiveness study that examined patient medical records in 554 hospitals from the beginning of 2015 to the end of 2016.

Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate excluded patients who might need an antibiotic, such as those who are also suffering with pneumonia, sinus, emphysema and sepsis. They still found that 46% of the remaining patients — about 10,000 people — were put on antibiotics.

Given that there are established guidelines for treating asthma, and antibiotics are called for only when there is a lung infection, why do so many physicians dole out prescriptions for them?

Asthmatic Bronchitis?

I have never had asthma or any other resp illness, besides common colds.. I havent' been to a dr. for illness in about 5 years - I am extremely healthy. The other night, I took my daughter to a petting zoo and developed an immediate allergic reaction


that is funny, I was told today that I have asthma and bronchitis. My doctor told me they can affect each other but they are not one in the same. I will have to continue to take medicine for the asthma. I would consider getting a second opinion.

Asthmatic bronchitis?

My 5 month old daughter was just diagnoses with asthmatic bronchitis. The dr said it was probably due to allergies. Could this actually be cause by animals? I have 2 cats and I know that the dander can cause congestion, but will my daughter continue


People with asthma or chronic bronchitis often develop asthmatic bronchitis. Patients who suffer from asthma develop asthmatic bronchitis when their previous respiratory condition becomes severe and persistent, causing permanent obstruction of the respiratory


I am 27 years old now, and when I was a child I too had Asthmatic bronchitis. I don't beleive that mine was due to animals because we didn't have any at that time. When I was 4 years old my tonsils were removed, and ever since then I never had any problems.


People with asthma or chronic bronchitis often develop asthmatic bronchitis. Patients who suffer from asthma develop asthmatic bronchitis when their previous respiratory condition becomes severe and persistent, causing permanent obstruction of the respiratory