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Can you work with bronchitis

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Acute? Chronic?: Acute bronchitis is caused by infection, usually either bacterial or viral. If there is a bacterial infection, antibiotics are used to eradicate it. C... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends on severity: If you feel health enough to go to work and are able to do the usual tasks needed for your work, it is not likely to do harm. However, if you have bo... Read More
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Perhaps...: If you don't have a fever or severe body aches, or shortness of breath, then you can likely go to work. Drink plenty of fluids and cough/sneeze into y... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Drugs and rest: See your doctor. Load up on your antibiotics, get pleny of rest and plenty of fluids. Rest is one of your best treatmens but it sounds like you are ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Bronchitis: In general, bronchitis can be a sign of a viral or bacterial infection. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available for relief. Decongesta... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorie Loreman
Pulmonology 35 years experience
72 hours after insti: It depends on whether it is viral or bacterial. On average if you are on antibiotic she should be able to return to work within 72 hours. At that t... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
Emergency Medicine 13 years experience
No: Generally speaking Bronchitis is not a life threatening condition unless associated with other illnesses (Cancer,HIV, COPD, Congestive heart failure a... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Pulmonary Critical Care 22 years experience
Of course: The bronchitis may bother you a bit as you exercise, but it is usually safe to exercise with bronchitis as long as you are up to it. Just...Don't ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Depends on how long: Thank you for thinking about that. Most bronchitis is viral and those illness are typically infectious for a week to 10 days. You can continue to have... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Bronchitis: Over the last several years, with bird flu and swine flu, many of us in health care were more vocal about sick patients staying home from work. Bronc... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Bronchitislaryngitis: As long as you do not have a high fever, you can go back to work. I hope you did not get prescribed an antibiotic because your conditions are caused b... Read More

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