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Can you get bronchitis from kissing

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 44 years experience
Depends.: Yes viral and other inf causes can spread the bugs.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
In a way: Bronchitis is usually a complication of a common cold. You can't transmit bronchitis itself from kidding, but you can transmit the cold virus, which ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Yes it can be: As acute bronchitis is an infection caused by either a virus or bacteria, it can be contagious and kissing can cause exchange of germs and be transfe... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susumu Inoue
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 54 years experience
You may be: Most bronchitis is caused by virus, though smoke inhalation or inhalation of other toxic fume may cause bronchitis. Common viruses that cause bronchit... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Infection of airways: Bronchitis is an infection, viral or bacterial, of the upper respiratory tract. Coughing, sore throat, fever and headache are common symptoms. The dis... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
A Verified Doctoranswered
28 years experience
Bronchitis: Viral infections can be transmitted through exchange of saliva and breathing on someone else. Check with your doctor to determine if your bronchitis i... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Ostro
Allergy and Immunology 49 years experience
No.: "acute bronchitis" is due to hyper-reactivity of the bronchi to the irritation of a viral respiratory infection (vri). Less than 20% of population is ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 38 years experience
Caution please: Many diseases can be spread this way such as Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome, and Lassa Fever. Direct person to p... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marion Mcfarland
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Many causes: Smoking, chemical exposure, chronic infections, autoimmune diseases and many other causes.