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acute bronchitis vs chronic bronchitis

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Etiology...: Acute bronchitis is caused by an infection of the airways whereas chronic bronchitis is a form of copd, usually caused by smoking.
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A female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
Bronchitis: No, acute bronchitis is a self limiting condition and does not change to chronic bronchitis.
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A male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Twice a year: 2 separate episodes of bronchitis would not be chronic bronchitis. You can be treated for isolated episodes. All the best.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Your bronchitis: is considered acute. The cough from acute bronchitis can last up to a month. If it goes on longer, please get re-checked by your doctor. Chronic bronc ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience in Pulmonology
Type of obstruction: Chronic bronchitis is a type of obstructive lung disease. It is characterized by cough and sputum production for approximately 100 days out of the ye ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience in Family Medicine
By definition, no: Chronic bronchitis is, by definition, not seasonal. It is defined as a cough that is productive of mucus every day for 3 months in a row. It is ofte ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Smoking...: Chronic bronchitis is a form of COPD usually caused by smoking. Smoking cessation is an important part of disease prevention as well as treatment.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Very common: In children bronchitis is very common. The most common bronchitis in kids is asthma. Other causes are viral and rarely bacterial in children.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Prevent & Control: Prevent symptoms and further loss of lung function by getting a flu and pneumonia vaccine. These significantly reduce your chances of severe respira ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
COPD...: Chronic bronchitis is a form of copd. Treatment usually consists of bronchodilator inhalers as well as steroid inhalers. Supplemental oxygen therapy i ... Read More

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