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how long is bronchitis contagious with antibiotics

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Virus is contagious: The virus is contagious, what each individuals symptoms may be can vary. The same virus can cause only upper respiratory symptoms in one person, bronc ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
Varies: Acute bronchitis is very common and is generally caused by a contagious virus. The symptoms usually improve in about a week to 10 days but sometimes l ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Difficult to answer: There are many different viruses that can cause bronchitis, all with different incubation periods and different time frames for viral shedding. But, i ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
It is contagious.: It can last weeks. Your throat also needs to be checked .
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Ostro
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
It is not contagious: Acute bronchitis is a reaction to a viral respiratory infection (vri) by suseptible indiviuals, leading to frequent cough, increased mucus production, ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience Family Medicine
depends: As long as your symtoms of cough still present, you are still contagious
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Conflict: Is it viral or bacterial? Usually for 48 hours on antibiotics if bacterial.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Antibiotic: Bronchitis is almost always due to virus infection and does not respond to antibiotics. Sinusitis is not necessarily treated with antibiotics; a decon ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience Family Medicine
depends: Person continues to be contagious as long as symptoms continue to be present.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raja Abusharr
20 years experience Family Medicine
Contagious periods: The contagious period differs for each type of infection, even among different viruses! there is a range of values based on different infections rangi ... Read More
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