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Return to work after bronchitis

A 34-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

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: If you feel well enough you can return to work. If you still feel as badly as you did 2 weeks ago speak with your doctor.
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A female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: Please contact occupational safety for the building. There are ways to inspect and clean the area where you work. In the meantime, avoid mold if possi ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Stay home: If you're feeling poorly, stay home for at least a day or two. You'll feel better, and you'll also not risk infecting your co-workers. Trust me -- the ... Read More
A 40-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 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Fever?: Have you measured your body temperature? A rise in body temperature requires sweating to get rid of the heat. You should not go to work until you ar ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: There is No definitive correct answer here, but your Treating provider would be able to best answer that question. Depending on the time and onset of ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
I : I am so sorry you are still sick. That sounds like it has been very frustrating. So it sounds like you initially had symptoms of asthma which is new ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably OK now: Bronchitis itself doesn't require staying away from work. If the problem started as a respiratory virus (influenza or just a bad cold), you should sta ... Read More
A 31-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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