Several diseases have similar symptoms and may occur with COPD.
A virus usually causes acute bronchitis. In most cases it does not require treatment. The cough it produces typically lasts for 7 - 10 days. In about half of patients, however, coughing can last for up to 3 weeks, and 25% of patients continue to cough for more than 1 month. Acute bronchitis may be a warning sign of future problems in some patients.
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Imagine feeling as if your entire body had been attacked by hundreds of mosquitoes. Imagine intense itching going on for hours, resistant... Read more »
Each year I see hundreds of new patients with complaints of hives and swelling. Hives are intensely itchy skin rashes that resemble welts... Read more »
Frequently I see patients who develop rashes or hives for unclear reasons. Unfortunately when people experience hives on nearly a... Read more »
Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
Surgical ProceduresSurgery -- as a last resort -- may help some patients with COPD. Coverage for such procedures varies among insurance carriers. A... Read more »