What Causes Asthmatic Bronchitis?
There are many triggers that may initiate the release of inflammatory substances. Common asthmatic bronchitis triggers include:
- Tobacco smoke
- Allergens such as pollen, mold, dust, pet dander, or food (and food additives like MSG)
- Certain medications (aspirin, beta-blockers)
- Weather changes (for example, cold weather)
- Viral or bacterial infections
- Strong emotions (laughing or crying)
What Are the Symptoms of Asthmatic Bronchitis?
The symptoms of asthmatic bronchitis are a combination of the symptoms of bronchitis and asthma.
You may experience some or all of the following symptoms:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest tightness
- Excess mucus production
You might wonder, is asthmatic bronchitis contagious? Bronchitis itself can be caused by a virus or bacteria, which are contagious. However, chronic asthmatic bronchitis typically is not contagious.