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What are the odds of us getting bronchitis if someone in the family is having it

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Not a bettor: Cannot give you odds, but acute bronchitis is due to viral infection in 90+% of cases, and these are quite transmissible from person to person. If yo ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes : Respiratory illness can be exchanged between people in close proximity. Ensure good hand washing techniques and healthy diet. Talk to physician if you ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Why gamble?: You get sick when you are susceptible...You are susceptible when you are tired, have poor diet, smoke, run yourself ragged, stressed etc. Eating well, ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Nicholas Perera
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Sounds : Sounds like she probably has COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), due to smoking. She needs to stop smoking, if she cannot provide the minimu ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If : If your family has contact with your step mother with no respiratory protection and she has active, untreated tb, you should be evaluated.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Black
43 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Possibly: You can try to humidify your airways with cool mist humidifier, you can use a netti cup to irrigate your sinuses. Wash your hands often, and eat lots ... Read More
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Dr. Kathleen Saradarian
33 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: You should see your family doctor. It might be viral but you should be checked to make sure no other complications like wheezing. You should also ch ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Corrado
40 years experience Family Medicine
Both: Either antibiotic may be adequate to treat bronchitis if the infection is due to a bacteria. If you got the Amoxil one day and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) t ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Bronchitis: Yes you can certainly become reinfected with bronchitis
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
13 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Asthma vs bronchitis: Asthma is a chronic disease - the result of inflammation in the airways of the lungs. It can be worsened by a number of triggers, and the disease is ... Read More
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