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can you get bronchitis from kissing

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Dr. Sunil Mehra
43 years experience Pulmonology
Depends.: Yes viral and other inf causes can spread the bugs.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
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
56 years experience Family Medicine
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
53 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
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 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Ostro
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Asthma is not contagious but kissing .... Who knows?
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
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 15-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Kissing and STDS: Yes. Herpes. But that is it. You may be able to surprise your health teacher if you can learn and name how many stds there are and which ones are ... Read More

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