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should i still go to work if i have bronchitis

A 42-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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Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Perhaps...: If you don't have a fever or severe body aches, or shortness of breath, then you can likely go to work. Drink plenty of fluids and cough/sneeze into y ... Read More
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A 42-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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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Bronchitislaryngitis: As long as you do not have a high fever, you can go back to work. I hope you did not get prescribed an antibiotic because your conditions are caused b ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Bronchitis: If you are not in the hyperacute phase with feverishness, chills, continual coughing producing significant amounts of sputum or having wheezing and br ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Svendsen
25 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It's not unusual for a cough to last for 4-6 weeks after a bout of bronchitis. Over the counter cough suppressants are good to take to control your s ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Strictly: speaking you are NOT "contagious" and can return to work..Ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider) for a COUGH SUPPRESSANT since your coughing may make yo ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Contagious: You are contagious and should not go to work until you have been on antibiotics fir 24-36 hours.
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Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
Below: With the DX on Sat, you are prob not contagious now. If the bronchitis is bacterial, you are prob on antibiotics and no longer contagious. If is was v ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: Please stay well hydrated, rest and monitor your temperature. You should feel better in a few days, and if there is no fever nor any breathing difficu ... 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

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