What Is the Difference Between Asthma and Bronchitis?

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Asthma typically refers to a reversible air clog obstruction, what that means that patients with asthma who may get infected with a virus we'll see inflammation of their airwaves and they will get a cough and shortness of breath that is almost identical to the symptoms of bronchitis.

Bronchitis is a term typically referred to someone with no underlying history of asthma and they may just have an isolated incidence. Asthmatic patients tend to have recurrent episodes of these attacks. Asthma is more of a long term chronic condition that has recurrent episodes where there are no symptoms in between but when patients can, they get sick with either a virus or bacterial infection, they'll have wheezing cough, shortness of breath, whereas bronchitis is usually an isolated incident, that happens in response to acute infection and will resolve on it's own with no recurrences.