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I’m playing in an Infinity tournament tomorrow. I really need to get my lists done, because it’s a team tournament and I bet my teammate will want to see them eary. XD Oops.
Zak: I’m pretty sure that bronchitis is caused by the lung irritation from viruses, bacteria, or particles and so binding then couldn’t be a direct cause. I don’t know if binding could make you more susceptible somehow, make it worse or make it more difficult to recover, though. That’s really a question that you’d need to ask a doctor.
While it cannot cause bronchitis (inflammation of the bronchi and bronchioles, often caused by allergens), it can cause issues with recovery if your binder is too tight. When your binder is too tight, you cannot have a productive cough, and it is that cough that allows for the break-up and removal of excess mucous.
Another thing to consider is that binding can have a serious impact on those with pneumonia, because, again, the lack of a productive cough to keep too much fluids from accumulating in the lungs.
If you are sick, I recommend loosening your binding slightly (add extra layers of shirts over top to hide any unwanted curves) if you must wear a binder in public. If at all possible, and if you are comfortable doing so, I might stay home and keep the binder off until you are clearing up.