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Can you have bronchitis without a cough

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
No - except quads: The inflammation of the bronchus (upper large airway) would lead to a cough unless the patient is unable to cough (e.g. they are a quadriplegic). A v... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Bronchitis: If you were examined by a doc and they heard what sounds like bronchitis in your chest it likely is correct. Sometimes the cough doesn't hit till it l... Read More
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
CXR?: I would start with a chest x-ray. Signs of bronchitis are productive cough, fever (not always), malaise etc. Not sure of a diagnosis of bronchitis wit... Read More
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 17 years experience
No cough?: The main symptom of bronchitis is cough. If you are not happy with your diagnosis or treatment, you owe yourself a second opinion. But only someone wh... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
Cough: Coughing is a sign of irritation of the airways. It can be a sign of a cold or flu, bronchitis, pneumonia, heart problems, pneumonia, asthma, allergi... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Many reasons: Most likely due to humidity, position, temperature changes; can be d/t environment changes (@ home not work) and allergens present; can be meds wearin... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Combination...: Cough is a reflex that protects the airways/lungs from infection so when infection and/of inflammation is sensed, cough results to rid the airway of i... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Bronchitis not bette: It means your bronchitis is not completely cured and that's why you still have cough or you may have pneumonia and need a chest xray.Do not smoke and ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Comparison: Smoker' s cough will stay about the same while bronchitis in top of smoker' s cough will bring increased sputum production, sometimes fever, increased... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Acute bronchitis?: If you are referring to acute bronchitis, a worsening cough can be a sign of bronchospasm that can complicate acute bronchitis. Treatment can consist ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Depends : Chemical bronchitis is usually from exposure to potent toxins whether it be household cleaners or pesticides or other chemicals. Symptoms can come on ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 46 years experience
It varies: Duration of cough in bronchitis depends upon factors such as concomitant infection, allergies, asthma and sinus involvement etc. Proper Evaluation and... Read More