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How long before bronchitis clears up? i have had bronchitis symptoms for about four months! how much longer will it take to clear up?

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Dr. William Carlos
Critical Care 21 years experience
Hard to say: If your bronchitis was caused by an infection it should have cleared up by now unless your immune system is weakened or your lungs are abnormal in some way. You may have "chronic bronchitis" which can last for months and return year after year. If you are a smoker then stop. If you work around a lot of dust/chemicals then wear a mask or find a new job and see if it helps.

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