Can Allergies Cause Bronchitis?

Sevierville, and all of east Tennessee really, can be a hotbed of allergies. But does that have to mean that bronchitis is right around the corner?

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Sevierville wants to help you decipher whether your symptoms point toward allergies or bronchitis. Read on for a look.

Do I Have Allergies?

Tennessee is known to be one of the worst states for seasonal allergies due to the plethora of plants that grow here. Although allergies do not cause bronchitis, people who suffer from severe allergies can be at a higher risk for respiratory infections, including bronchitis.

Knowing the difference between the two sets of symptoms can help you get the right type of treatment.

Allergy Symptoms

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Hives
  • Itchy eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Wheezing

Do I Have Bronchitis?

Did you know that there can be more than 3 million cases of bronchitis diagnosed each year? When the lining of the bronchial tube becomes inflamed, bronchitis sets in. The condition can last from two to four weeks, depending on symptoms, which include:

Bronchitis Symptoms

  • Chest pressure
  • Chronic cough
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Dry cough
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Post-nasal drip
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath

Are you wondering whether you have allergies or bronchitis? Stop by AFC Urgent Care Sevierville today to be seen by one of our knowledgeable and experienced physicians.