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do i have bronchitis

A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience Family Medicine
You're ill: If you have had a productive cough for 7-10 days with other illness symptoms, it sounds like a bronchitis which may warrant antibiotics. There is a po ... Read More
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Treatment...: Bronchitis is an infection in the airways usually due to either viral or bacterial infection. If you have symptoms like fever, discolored sputum ( inc ... Read More
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: 95+% of cases of bronchitis are viral and that is what it sounds like you have. If you are a smoker, stop. If not and this does not go away in the n ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Fever: Monitor temperature and use nasal saline to rinse sinuses. This will reduce post nasal drip and the associated cough. If you continue to cough or spik ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Not necessarily...: If you are coughing and also have a fever, nasal congestion, sore throat, body aches (or at least some of these!) then you probably have acute bronchi ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
20 years experience Family Medicine
Bronchitis: You are describing post-infectious bronchitis -- this is the residual cough that can last for 4-6 weeks after the acute illness -- you may benefit fro ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Broker
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Brinchitis: Your give a good description of bronchitis. Visit your family doctor as you may need an antibiotic and possibly a steroid to relieve the inflammation.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
See someone: Could be bronchitis.The coughing could also be decreasing the esophageal junction pressure aggrevating the coughing as well as causing esophagel reflu ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: Many possible causes for what you describe, no way to advise particulars with the limited information here. Should go see your doctor to find out if s ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends: on things like the severity, if breathing is compromised, on if it is bacterial or viral. Always hydrate well.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Could: Usually when treated bronchitis stays that way. It is adviseable to see your doctor and not let it go
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karl Spector
24 years experience Addiction Medicine
Most likely: Chronic bronchitis is defined as someone (almost always a smoker) who has a mucus-producing cough most days of the month, three months of a year for t ... Read More
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