Can bronchitis make symptoms worse?
Bronchitis is a common respiratory disorder (affecting your airways and breathing), just like asthma. Because it affects your airways, bronchitis can make your asthma worse.
Unlike asthma, bronchitis is caused by a viral or bacterial infection. This means that bronchitis can be contagious (it can be passed from person-to-person).
The symptoms of bronchitis are similar to the symptoms of asthma (wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, chest tightness). If you experience these symptoms, you should visit your nurse or doctor for a check-up. Both asthma and bronchitis are potentially very dangerous if left untreated or uncontrolled.