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Can you catch bronchitis from someone else

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Michaelson
Pulmonology 30 years experience
Sometimes: Bronchitis is inflammation of the airways usually caused by an infection, bacterial, viral, or fungal, which usually remains contagious until effecti... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
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
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
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
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
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
A female asked:
Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
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
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Studies : Studies have shown that there are a variety of toxins in marijuana. It can vary with the type of marijuna used. Marijuana could be associated with y... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Sore throat: Clearly you are using someone else's account and you are likely a very young minor since you don't reveal your age or any other medical history. If yo... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
M.D. visit: Frequent lung infections/non specific inflammation may be related to a number of conditions. If there is a retained aspirated material, reflux and asp... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 24 years experience
Cough and phlegm: That medicine is actually ciprofloxacin, and while it should work well for a UTI, it may NOT work for bronchitis. This is because there are different ... Read More
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