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28/May/2022

Bronchitis and covid 19 both are respiratory diseases and have somewhat similar symptoms. Therefore, it is difficult to differentiate if you have coronavirus or Bronchitis. So how do you know between Bronchitis and COVID-19 Differentiation? Read till last and get full details. 

COVID-19 and Bronchitis Differentiation | Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment | Dr. Sheetu Singh

The issue begins when the airways in the lungs (known as the bronchial pipes) become infected or swollen. It makes it difficult for air to move in and out of the tubes. But, you need not worry because of Bronchitis, as it is completely treatable if the correct diagnosis is done. 

Some of the common causes of bronchitis are; bacteria, viruses, irritants, and smoking.

But First, let’s get to know about these two illnesses:- 

There are two types of bronchitis-

Acute bronchitis (normally lasts for a few weeks)

Some of the symptoms include:-

  • Cough 
  • Fever, 
  • Sore throat 
  • and wheezing, etc.

Chronic Bronchitis- 

Chronic Bronchitis is slightly more severe than acute bronchitis. It is suggestive of other lung concerns, such as COPD. And the main symptoms are cough and breathing problems (that last for months or even years). 

One important thing to remember is that bronchitis is curable with the right diagnosis and treatment.

Covid 19

Covid 19 is a respiratory infection that affects the nose, throat, airways, or lungs. 

COVID-19 is very contagious and spreads from person to person.

How does it spread? 

  • The coronavirus can travel through the air in respiratory droplets from a sneeze or cough and then into the lungs. 
  • The virus can survive on surfaces, such as phones, door handles, or countertops. 
  • If you touch something that has the virus on it, it can pass from your hands to your mouth, nose, or eyes.
  • It can also spread through direct contact (such as by shaking hands)

The disease can take a more dangerous form in aged people and patients with high blood pressure, heart problems, and diabetes. Apart from this, the virus is more easily affected by people already suffering from any disease or people who have low immunity.

Bronchitis v/s COVID-19 | COVID-19 and Bronchitis Differentiation

Anything that causes inflammation of the bronchi (tubes that carry air from the trachea to the lungs). Bronchitis starts with a common cold and is caused by the same virus that causes flu. And on the other hand, Covid is caused by the virus Sars Cov 2. Only a professional doctor can tell you that you have covid or bronchitis. Do not use any medicine and do anything without seeking a doctor’s advice. 

Causes symptoms and treatment of covid and bronchitis

COVID

  1. Fever/chills
  2. Nausea
  3. Diarrhea
  4. Smell lose
  5. Congestion
  6. Headache
  7. Ache and pain

BRONCHITIS 

  1. Tiredness
  2. Coughing (with mucus)
  3. Runny nose
  4. Low-grade fever
  5. Sore throat
  6. Chest discomfort
  7. Block nose and sinuses.

Precaution from bronchitis

  • Do not come in contact with anyone who has cold or acute bronchitis as there is a risk of infection. 
  • Bronchitis is caused by a virus or bacteria therefore, if someone sneezes or coughs, the disease can spread to others.
  • Cigarette smoke is harmful to our health so do not smoke cigarettes or tobacco. And If someone you know is smoking cigarettes then stay away from them.
  • Before going out, wear a mask or cover your mouth and nose with a cloth, especially if you are in contact with pollution, paint, or cleaning products.
  • Keep an air moistening device near you.
  • At times, you may also need to have a chest X-ray, sputum, or lung tests to rule out bronchitis. 

According to Asthma Specialist Sheetu Singh, drinking water dilutes the mucus present in the lungs. Moreover, Mullein tea also provides relief in this condition. 

Apart from that, do regular exercise to keep your lungs healthy. 

For some patients, doctors also recommend inhalers and oxygen therapy.

Sheetu Singh is a well-experienced asthma specialist. And she ensures that the best treatment is given to her patients. You can visit her if you are facing any of the symptoms, and get your treatment done. 

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28/May/2022

Inhalers are the most useful way for people with asthma and other lung diseases to access life-saving drugs. If you suffer from asthma or you care for someone who has asthma, here’s all you need to know about inhalers, including how to use them correctly and Advantages and Disadvantages of inhaler.

Advantages and Disadvantages of inhaler

Inhalers for asthma are small, mobile devices that administer medication to the lungs. To assist control asthma symptoms, a range of asthma inhalers are available. You can receive the medication you need to prevent or treat asthma attacks if you find the right one and use it correctly.

Inhaler technique | How to Use Inhaler

Inhalers are devices to deliver medications for the treatment of obstructive airway disease including asthma and chronic obstructive airway disease (COPD). There are different types of inhalation devices primarily including dry powder inhalers (DPI) and metered-dose inhalers (MDI). It is essential to take the inhaler properly, if not taken properly the medication would not reach the proper site.

Advantages of inhaler

The dose of medication in the inhaler is almost one-tenth of the dose taken in oral form. The response to medication is quick. Since oral absorption is minimal, side effects are not significant for the inhaler. Side effects are thus minimal, the response is quick and better.

Disadvantages of inhaler 

There is some oral deposition that leads to oral ulcers, candidiasis, and dysphonia. However, all these side effects can be avoided if the mouth is rinsed thoroughly after inhalation.

Advantages of a spacer

The spacer is a device to be placed between the mouth and the MDI. The extra medicine deposits in the spacer, thereby oral deposition is very less. Thus, the above-mentioned side-effects are also very few.

How to take a DPI?

  1. First, put the capsule in the device
  2. Rotate the device till the capsule breaks
  3. Blow out completely
  4. Take the mouthpiece in the mouth and seal it with lips
  5. Fast and deep breath in
  6. Hold for 10 seconds
  7. Blow out completely
  8. Rinse mouth

How to take MDI with a spacer?

  1. Shake inhaler
  2. Fix it in the spacer
  3. Blow out completely
  4. Take the mouthpiece in the mouth and seal it with lips
  5. Slow and deep breath in
  6. Hold for 10 seconds
  7. Blow out completely
  8. Rinse mouth

Myths and facts about inhaler

  1. It is habit-forming – FALSE

Truth – It is a requirement not addicting

  1. It has many side effects – FALSE

Truth – It causes lesser side effects than oral medicines


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28/May/2022

EndoBronchial Ultrasound EBUS Bronchoscopy – EBUS bronchoscopy is used to locate mediastinal lymph nodes or masses and take samples from them. Diseases that are not present in the lumen and not approachable by routine bronchoscopy are accessed with EBUS bronchoscopy, and it is done by an EBUS Bronchoscopy specialist in Jaipur.

Assessment is done prior to EndoBronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) Bronchoscopy

EBUS Bronchoscopy specialist in Jaipur a CT scan is preferable to a contrast CT scan is necessary before the procedure. This helps in locating the lymph nodes before the procedure. A blood test which includes complete blood count, serum creatinine level, bleeding profile, and viral markers are also done. COVID-19 PCR should be done before the procedure depending on the prevalence of the infection in the area. Blood thinners need to be stopped 5 days prior to the test.

Things to remember on the day of the procedure

Fasting of 6 hours for solid food and 4 hours for clear liquids is recommended. The routine medications should be continued for blood pressure. Diabetic patients should avoid their Insulin and hypoglycemic medicines on the day of the test.

Procedure

Dr. Sheetu Singh is an EBUS Bronchoscopy specialist, she performed all the EBUS procedures in Jaipur. The procedure is performed through the mouth. In cases where there is limited mouth opening, a trial may be done through the nose. You may get some intravenous (IV) injections prior to the procedure. After a local spray, the scope is inserted through the mouth. Some local anesthesia is instilled at the vocal cords, after this, the vocal cords are crossed. Inside the windpipe, the lymph nodes are localized with the help of ultrasound. Once localized they are sized. The needle is then inserted and the material is sucked out under ultrasound guidance. The procedure usually takes 30-40 minutes.

EBUS

Precautions after the procedure

The patient has to avoid any oral liquids or solids for another 2 hours after the procedure. A light meal is recommended after 2 hours. The common after-effects of the procedure are – pain in the throat, fever, coughing out of slight blood, sleepiness, and vomiting. These can be managed with symptomatic medicines. After observation for 2 hours, the patient can go home after judging the clinical condition. In cases where a patient is requiring oxygen, he/she may need to be admitted to the hospital for the same. After the procedure, if the patient has the following symptoms they should contact the doctor immediately – coughing out large amounts of blood, difficulty in breathing, and drop in oxygen saturation to <88%.

Follow-up

EBUS bronchoscopy does not have any long-term complications. The microbiology and pathology reports come in 3-5 days periods. If mycobacterial cultures are applied they usually take 4 weeks. EBUS bronchoscopy is a safe procedure with a minimal complication rate.

For More Information & Details about EndoBronchial Ultrasound EBUS Bronchoscopy Visit Direct to the Dr. Sheetu Singh Chest Specialist or Visit our website – www.drsheetusingh.com


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28/May/2022

Thermoplasty Specialist Doctor:

Asthma affects the airways to swell and become infected. The airways become tinier that making it more difficult for you to breathe. The walls of large airways have a layer of smooth tissue. This part will be thicker in people with severe asthma. During an asthma attack, the layer of tissue can constrict and narrow the airways. Bronchial thermoplasty is an infiltration asthma method in which a tube called a bronchoscope is inserted into a person’s mouth or nose and connected through the airways to the lungs. Once the pipe dilates, that widens the airway, allowing more air to flow into the lungs. Bronchial thermoplasty in the treatment of, asthma and gives relief to the patient to a great extent. Asthma is never completely cured, but this treatment controls asthma. 

Bronchial Thermoplasty Specialist | Risk, Treatment, Side effects

Bronchial thermoplasty is performed in three sessions, each surgery covering one-third of the lungs at a time. Bronchial thermoplasty is a modern yet hopeful treatment for severe asthma whose benefit for long-term asthma control exceeds the short-term danger of degradation and hospitalization in the days following the BT procedure. 

Bronchial Thermoplasty is performed through the Faculty of Bronchoscopy Endoscopy and takes about an hour to finish. The minimally invasive method like many other flexible endoscopy procedures is performed under mild sedation. Post-procedure, patients typically are observed and monitored for about 2-4 hours. You will go to a hospital to get the treatment of bronchial thermoplasty. It is presented in three separate sessions, each about three weeks. Each surgery takes less than an hour, and another part of your lungs gets treated each one time. Only professionals can do this treatment. When these surgeries are performed there is a risk of lung damage, so only experienced doctors can do it. Some side effects can also come from this surgery, let’s know the side effects of Thermoplasty.

Side Effects of Thermoplasty

The most common side effects of bronchial thermoplasty include:

  1. Coughing
  2. Wheezing
  3. Shortness of breath
  4. Pulmonary artery complications
  5. Respiratory infections

Benefits of Bronchial thermoplasty

  1. Decrease regular symptoms of asthma
  2. Decrease the number of sick days 
  3. Decrease the need for steroid medications
  4. Help keep you out of hospital or emergency department.

Bronchial thermoplasty does not relieve asthma. But it’s going to make you feel better and breathe better.

Eligibility of Bronchial Thermoplasty

You will be a good candidate for the BT if:

  1. 18 years of age or older,
  2. Severe Asthma
  3. Symptoms are not well controlled

If you’re considering bronchial thermoplasty, you’ll undergo a radical medical evaluation that has tests like pulmonary function tests (PFTs), as well as an assessment of what proportion asthma controller and rescue medication you’re using. Because inflammatory asthma might not improve with BT, you might even have blood tests to look at your level of inflammation.

Where To Go For Bronchial Thermoplasty

If you have severe asthma symptoms that you cannot control with medicine and an inhaler, you can immediately come to Dr. Seetu Singh.

She is one of the best Asthma Specialist Doctors in India. She has good experience in respiratory system surgery and operation Dr. Sheetu is a thermoplasty specialist doctor in Jaipur.


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28/May/2022

A biopsy is a procedure conducted to remove tissue or cells from the body for examining under a microscope. A lung biopsy is a test in which a sample of lung tissue is taken to check whether lung disease or cancer is present. Best Biopsy Specialist in Jaipur may also get a lung biopsy to help find why there’s liquid in your lungs and diagnose cancer. Lungs Biopsy is usually done to know the presence of cancer in the lungs. A small sample of lungs is examined under a microscope. You will have many questions on how is it done and how to prepare. A lot depends on which sort of lung biopsy your doctor recommends.  

Best Biopsy What is the Biopsy and the Procedure | Biopsy Specialist in Jaipur | Dr. Sheetu Singh in Jaipur

Lung biopsies are performed using both a closed and open method, with closed methods performed in the skin or trachea. An open biopsy is performed under general anesthesia in the operating room. People can feel some anxiety before a biopsy. However, understanding the nature of the procedure, and the risks and benefits, can help someone feel more comfortable before.

Types and procedure of Biopsy

Transbronchial Biopsy – Transbronchial Biopsy is also called a Bronchoscopy. This type of biopsy is done through a fiberoptic bronchoscope, a long thin pipe with a near-focused telescope on the end for viewing through the vital airways of the lung bronchoscopy. Bronchoscopy is a method of visualizing air routes for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes.

Needle Biopsy – After giving an anesthetic, The doctor uses the needle is guided the chest wall into a suspicious area with a CT scan or fluoroscopy (X-ray) to obtain a tissue sample. This type of biopsy may also be called a closed (through the skin) biopsy.

Open Biopsy – After giving an anesthetic, the doctor cuts the skin on the chest and surgically removes a bit of lung tissue. Relying on the biopsy results, more extensive surgery, such as removing part of the lung, may be performed during the procedure. An open biopsy is a surgical method and requires a hospital stay.

What Happens After Lung Biopsy

A lung biopsy sample will send to a lab, and you’ll get the results within a week. You may have chest pain for the next several days. If you have a wound from the procedure, follow your doctor’s directions to wash it. You’ll usually return to your normal activities but may have to avoid excessive physical activity for some days.

Risks and Complications – Pneumonia may be a risk for all kinds of lung biopsies. Pneumothorax, where air leaks out between the lung and chest cavity, can make it difficult to breathe or cause your lung to collapse with these procedures, but your doctor will watch for this and suck out air as required. Other unusual but severe complexities of surgical lung biopsies may include critical bleeding, wound infection, and blood clots. Fever above 100.4 degrees, chest pain, shortness of breath, redness, swelling from the wound.

Dr. Sheetu Singh is one of the best Biopsy Specialists in Jaipur. She is a Pulmonologist and Interstitial Lung Disease Expert in India. If anyone needs a biopsy and thoracoscopy, see Dr. Sheetu Singh immediately.


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28/May/2022

Bronchoscopy: Risks, Recovery and Procedure: A bronchoscopy is a test that enables your specialist to inspect your aviation routes. Your specialist will string an instrument known as bronchoscope through your mouth or nose and down your neck to reach your lungs. The bronchoscope is made from a material (flexible fiber-optic material) and has a camera and light source on the end. Most bronchoscopes are perfect with color video, which enables your specialist to report their findings.

Bronchoscopy: Risks, Recovery and Procedure

Why does a doctor order a bronchoscopy?

With the use of bronchoscope, your specialist can see the all part of the structures that make up your respiratory part. These incorporate your trachea, larynx and the smaller aviation routes of your lungs, which incorporate the bronchioles and bronchi.

A Bronchoscopy can be used to diagnose:

  • A tumor
  • A lung disease
  • An infection
  • A chronic cough

Your specialist may arrange a Bronchoscopy if you are going through abnormal CT scan or X-ray that shows proof of a tumor, a collapsed lung or an infection. Sometimes this test is also used as treatment apparatus. For instance, a Bronchoscopy can enable your specialist to convey drug to your lungs or remove an object that is gotten in your aviation routes, similar to a piece of food. Check out Bronchoscopy: Risks, Recovery and Procedure. For more details visit www.drsheetusingh.com.

The Procedure

Bronchoscopy is normally performed on an outpatient premise. It is performed with the patient that lying on their back. The patient is quieted with MAC. The doctor will embed the bronchoscope through your nose or mouth and throat, at that point down past the vocal strings to your lungs by windpipe. At the point when the tube goes through your vocal strings you may want to hack or feel discomfort. The feeling is only for some time. Once in a while, the examination is finished with the guide of x-ray apparatus to enable your doctor to find the correct region from which to take a sample. It is rarely happen when patient feeling pain during this method.


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Bronchoscopy Specialist in Jaipur: Bronchoscopy is a method of envisioning within the aviation routes for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. An instrument (bronchoscope) is embedded into the aviation routes, more often inserted through the mouth or nose, or once in a while through a tracheostomy. This enables the specialist to analyze the patient’s aviation routes for abnormalities, for example, inflammation, tumors, foreign bodies or bleeding. The development of bronchoscopes ranges from inflexible metal tubes with connected lighting gadgets to adaptable optical fiber instruments with realtime video gear. Dr Sheetu Singh is top Bronchoscopy Specialist in Jaipur.

Bronchoscopy Specialist in Jaipur

Once the tube is embedded into the lungs, the specialist may send solution of saline through the tube. This washes the lungs and enables the specialist to gather all tests of fluids, lung cells. This piece of the technique is known as a lavage. Sometimes, needles, small brushes, or forceps might be gone through the bronchoscope and used to take tissue tests (biopsies) inside your lungs. The specialist can likewise put a stent in the aviation route or view the lungs with ultrasound amid a bronchoscopy. In our hospital we have the best team of Bronchoscopy Specialist in Jaipur.

What is the need of Bronchoscopy Test

Bronchoscopy encourages specialist to analyze lung issues. The specialist is professionals to examine the aviation routes or take a biopsy test. For more details and any query visit www.drsheetusingh.com. Below are some general reasons to perform bronchoscopy are:

  • Lymph node, Lung growth, atelectasis, or any other changes notice on an x-ray report.
  • Due to ILD diseases (i.e. interstitial lung disease)
  • Coming blood with Cough (known as hemoptysis)
  • Any unfamiliar substance inside the airway
  • Patient have cough for more than 3-4 months with any reason
  • Any kind of Infections inside the bronchi and lungs
  • Inhaled any chemical or toxic gas

Bronchoscopy is additionally done to treat a lung or aviation route issue, for example,

  • Remove bodily fluid or plugs fittings from your aviation routes
  • Remove an unfamiliar substance from your aviation routes
  • Widen (expand) an aviation route that is narrowed and blocked
  • Drain an ulcer
  • Treat disease utilizing various distinctive procedures
  • Wash out an aviation route i.e. therapeutic lavage

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