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Can you have bronchitis for a month

A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Need pulmonologist: Breathing treatment is to relieve broncho spasm which is manifested as wheezing or dry cough.He has already received Z-pack twice & a shot of p ... Read More
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Workup/Mgt: There are many conditions which can cause a prolonged cough. These include asthma, sinus infections and reflux/aspiration. In addition to checking for ... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Bronchitis?: Are you exposed to polluted air, live near a factory, spray materials? Do you have allergies to something? Have you repeatedly been exposed to viruse ... Read More
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You may want to : Consult a pulmonologist for a thorough work up of your lungs.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
?smoke cigarettes?: Chronic bronchitis lasting several months in the winter occurs in cigarette smokers.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Bronchitis misnomer.: Technically speaking, acute bronchitis is a self-limited viral infection, so we should not be getting this repeatedly over and over again. Chronic br ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Carlos
20 years experience Critical Care
Hard to say: If your bronchitis was caused by an infection it should have cleared up by now unless your immune system is weakened or your lungs are abnormal in som ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Alternate diagnosis.: Truth be told, acute bronchitis is a self-limited viral infection, and once that virus is gone, it's generally gone. It would be very unlikely, then, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Talk to pediatrician: Bronchitis is mostly caused by viral infections and therefore requires no specific treatment unless complicated by bacterial infection, e.g., ear infe ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
42 years experience Pediatrics
BRONCHIOLITIS...?: 4 month old can have viral bronchiolitis, one common cause is respiratory syncitial virus (rsv). Others: winter viruses, rarely- bacteria. Home manage ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Alfreda jr
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Asthma or COPD: I worry about other underlying conditions. If you smoke, please stop. Also, you may want to obtain a chest x-ray and pulmonary function tests. Things ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
36 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Common: About 80% of babies get bronchiolitis during their first winter. It is usually tolerated well at 4 months. Sometimes it needs medicine, sometimes ox ... Read More

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