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Question by  Theo (48)

Can your throat close due to bronchitis?


Answer by  Lornah (282)

Bronchitis can lead to inadequate supply of air to the lungs and this will lead to difficulty in breathing and not necessarily blocking of the throat. It is rare for bronchitis to block the throat and there are other infections, conditions or diseases that might cause blockage of the throat.


Answer by  rbiales (3441)

Inflamed tissue can close off your throat, and that can cause breathing stress which can be a medical emergency. Everyone needs a clear airway to continue to survive and swelling anywhere along the airway can be a life and death crisis situation. Preventing airway closure is a very high priority in bronchitis.


Answer by  steve12 (342)

Bronchitis is not related to the throat, since it's an inflammation of the bronchi. But, in some cases, the bronchitis starts from a throat infection, or the bronchi inflammation spreads to the throat, so in this case, it's possible, but not very probable, the throat to be closed, so it's rarely a case.


Answer by  Rose (6804)

Not normally, however it the bronchitis is severe you can feel as if your throat is closing. If you feel that way you should contact your doctor or ER and have an exam done to ensure you have not developed an underlying condition.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the membranes that line the bronchial tubes deep in the lungs. It causes a lot of coughing, and difficulty breathing. The esophagus and/or trachea will not close and are not restricted with bronchitis.


Answer by  cafish (2035)

It can cause a lot of phlegm in your throat and makes it hard to breath. Drink more fluids, see a doctor and use a vaporizer to loosen phlegm.


Answer by  janeb (71)

Your throat can't close because of bronchitis, however, it can cause coughing and cold-like symptoms. In adults, a thick, greenish mucus can result. Smoking increases your risk of bronchitis, especially chronic bronchitis.

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