Anything that’s in the airways, including bacteria or viruses, will then get trapped in your airways when  an asthma attack occurs. Over time, residue in the lungs can damage the lung tissue. This may further increase your risk of developing bronchitis.

What is the difference between asthma and bronchitis?


Bronchitis is an obstructive lung disorder that’s similar to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Although bronchitis and asthma are both related and are both lung disorders, they have different causes.

People who develop bronchitis do so because of a respiratory infection or an underlying health condition, such as an autoimmune disorder or cystic fibrosis.

Asthma and bronchitis are also different on a cellular level. Asthma is linked to cells that are related to inflammation, whereas bronchitis is linked to cells involved in fighting infection.