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long lasting bronchitis

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Dr. Ray Holt
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Depends: There are a lot of factors that can prolongue an episode of bronchitis. If you are healthy and have no underlying lung disease the symptoms usually st ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Days to life time: Acute bronchitis will usually last a few days to a few weeks depending on the cause and the treatment. A form of chronic bronchits can last a lfietim ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Michaelson
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Two weeks: Ordinary acute bronchitis may take up to 2 weeks to resolve on correct therapy. If not resolving then either therapy is wrong or it may not be bronch ... Read More
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Acute?......: Bronchitis is either acute or chronic. Acute bronchitis is usually due to an infection of the airways, either due to bacteria or virus, and symptoms t ... Read More
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Dr. Colin Kerr
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Bronchitis: Bronchitis, in otherwise healthy people, is supposed to be a 3-5 day illness with heavy cough productive of thick, yellow or green sputum without feve ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
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On average: On average, symptoms of bronchitis such as cough, can last anywhere from 10-20 days. Factors that may prolong this include any underlying chronic hea ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Carroll
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Depends: This is only answered by the etiology of the bronchitis. Viral bronchitis, the most common, usually resolves within 1-2 weeks, but there can be ongoi ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Days: Five to seven days is ery reasonable as there is a high chance the illness is caused by a virus during this time period rather than a bacteria.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
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A month or more: Bronchitis disrupts the linings of the airway. Over time the injured cells will heal & reestablish a delicate system of hair cells & thin moisture tha ... Read More
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Usually a few days: When antibiotics are effective against bronchitis, improvement (reduced sputum, less colored sputum) usually is apparent within 4-5 days. However, man ... Read More
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