Asthma and COPD have quite a lot in common and many Asthmatics have cross-over (partly Asthmatic and partly COPD). Recent Study has revealed that in a whopping 50% of COPD flare-up cases, the Mucus tested positive for bacteria.
It's already established that - the more mucus in the airways - the better the opportunity for bacteria to breed.
(My Comment: If high incidence of Airway Bacteria during Mucus Generating Flare-ups is true for Asthma as well as COPD, could it imply greater relevance for antibiotic treatment than was previous considered relevant? i.e. It has been said, up to now, that most airway infections originate from viruses, which are generally unresponsive to antibiotics, which were therefore not ‘always’ prescribed to deal with Flare Ups).
As usual, thanks in advance for any Comments / thoughts (in case I don't manage to respond to them).