Asthmatic bronchitis, pool water care and swimming pool chemistry. Help with bronchitis symptoms and understand free available chlorine.
This kind of chronic bronchitis, and sometimes a cough accompanied by phlegm or mucus, is an asthmatic problem in children and adults.
The chronic asthma is so persistent that the airflow in the lungs is obstructed even with anti-asthmatic medications and therapy.
This can be dangerous on many levels.
Childhood asthma and chronic bronchitis affect the bronchial tree.
Symptoms of bronchitis might be:
Doctors have found that it is pretty difficult to distinguish between bronchitis and asthma in children.
They do know that these disorders are fairly common in children with asthma help.
Doctors are not sure why some children with asthma develop chronic bronchitis. Obviously smoking in the car and house is a cause but there are also environmental conditions that could arise, and that's the reason for this page.
Chronic cough, shortness of breath, and wheezing are all symptoms. People with acute asthma may have these complaints and symptoms, and children with chronic asthmatic bronchitis and other respiratory diseases have more severe and frequent asthma attacks.
How To Treat Bronchitis
I'm not a health care provider so I cannot say what asthma inhalers are the best and talk extensively about asthma tests.
What I do know is that I prefer a natural asthma treatment and a natural bronchitis treatment. Many people prefer bronchitis home remedies for an acute bronchitis treatment.
You may wonder "Is acute bronchitis contagious" or "Can I catch bronchitis" and the answer is no. It's caused by allergies or asthma.
Swimming Pool Care Reason
Much has been written recently about asthma in children, chronic and acute, and other respiratory diseases. Many times the swimming pool (mainly the swimming pool chlorine) is blamed on these conditions. I want to give my two-cents in this debate.
I believe that many of these asthma attacks and episodes can be attributed to poor indoor and outdoor air quality. When you enter an indoor public pool you may get that nasty chlorine smell. This pool chlorine smell is actually the lack of chlorine in the pool, or the free available chlorine
When a swimmer's waste, sweat, urine, etc... enters the swimming pool the pool chlorine should kill this organic matter. The pool chlorine molecules bind with the organic matter, kills it, is caught in the filter and then backwashed out of the system. The chlorine smell is known as chloramines, or Combined Chlorine.
I highly recommend a good Taylor Reagent DPD K-2006 water testing kit to test for chloramines.
It's these little buggers that get in your airway, eyes, and nose. When it does you'll get that itchy and burning feeling, not to mention the pool chlorine smell that will seem to last for days. I believe this is the cause of many pool chlorine allergic reactions and chronic childhood asthma.
I'm only speaking for swimming pools and their contribution in this matter. I'm not saying that by not swimming in a public swimming pool that you'll be cured of your asthmatic bronchitis or child asthma.
What I am saying is that swimming pool problems, bad pool water chemistry, and pool maintenance can contribute to chronic and acute asthma in children.
In the 4 years that I was the pool operator at the YMCA we have never had one documented case of acute or chronic asthmatic bronchitis or asthma attack brought on by poor swimming pool care or bad pool water testing.
We tested the Hot Tub every hour and the swimming pool every four hours and take a complete test of chlorine, chloramines, pH, total alkalinity, and calcium hardness each morning and night.
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