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can you catch bronchitis from someone else

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Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Not exactly: You don't catch bronchitis directly, but you can catch someone's cold, which can lead to bronchitis.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Michaelson
28 years experience Pulmonology
Sometimes: Bronchitis is inflammation of the airways usually caused by an infection, bacterial, viral, or fungal, which usually remains contagious until effecti ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
Need right meds: You may not be given the right medication.Lots of triggers for so called"bronchitis, reactive airways disease, asthma etc".Oftentimes, patients are tr ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Slawek
53 years experience Radiology
Smoker or low enzyme: If you injury lungs with smoking, breathing contaminated air, or are born with certain enzyme deficiency. Cystic fibrosis.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
No.: Unless it's from going outside to smoke...
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Bronchitis: Is a loose term we use for the presumed inflammation of the larger airways, the bronchi in the lungs from any cause which could be infectious, etc. Bu ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Bronchitis: is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes and can be caused by multiple issues: viral infection, bacterial infections, exposure to irritants, asthma, ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: Bronchitis can occur in conjunction with your other illnesses. The underlying cause is most likely viral or bacterial. Monitoring your temperature and ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unlikely : That would be unlikely
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A female asked:
Dr. William Carlos
19 years experience Critical Care
No: Chronic bronchitis itself is not contagious. Sometimes the virus or bacteria that exacerbate a patient's chronic bronchitis can be contagious however ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Asthma?: Do you have asthma or do you smoke? Smoking will definitely increase your risk for recurrent bronchial and respiratory infections. You could also ha ... Read More
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