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can you work with bronchitis

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
45 years experience Family Medicine
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
A microbe: may be the cause.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorie Loreman
34 years experience Pulmonology
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
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
12 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: Generally speaking Bronchitis is not a life threatening condition unless associated with other illnesses (Cancer,HIV, COPD, Congestive heart failure a ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
23 years experience Occupational Medicine
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
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