Doctor insights on: Acute bronchitis contagious period
Yes: Acute bronchitis is currently considered to be caused mostly by viruses, which are quite contagious. It can be transmitted in the air, by coughing, and by contact with the sick person's hands (if the hands have been coughed on or touched the mouth). The most contagious period is usually early in the illness, and shortly before the illness begins to show symptoms. ...Read more
It is not contagious: Acute bronchitis is a reaction to a viral respiratory infection (vri) by suseptible indiviuals, leading to frequent cough, increased mucus production, chest tightness, wheezing. Less than 20% of the population over react to the irritation of a vri with symptoms noted previously. The underlying vri is contagious for 24 hr before the onset of symptoms and for about 5 days after the symptoms begin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is acute bronchitis contagious? How long after going dr for med does it usually last. Been sick for week and finally went dr today. Throats raw now
It is contagious.: It can last weeks. Your throat also needs to be checked. ...Read more
When is acute bronchitis contagious and when is it not? Seems physicians some say it is and some say it isn't?
Hard to tell: Some cases are viral & contagious during the early febrile phase but less so as it progresses. Some will represent a mycoplasma germ that is contagious & often affects groups. Most that have a simple bacterial bronchitis do so from normal airway germs that settle in after a virus, these are not contagious. My routine is to consider them contagious until fever free 24h or on med 24h. ...Read more
How long is acute bronchitis contagious? I'm over most symptoms except some fatigue and coughing up mucus and blood in the AM. Approx. Day 9
24 hours no fever: In general, to help avoid the spread of illness it is advisable to avoid close contact with others during the febrile phase until fever free (without medicine) for 24 hours. Now, know that viruses can be transmitted by secretions so STILL be sure to cover mouth when coughing and wash hands often! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends...: It depends on the level of illness and the intended exercise. If you have a fever or if you have a significant cough and/or shortness of breath, you should hold off on exercising until the infection is resolving. If you have only mild cold symptoms perhaps light exercise might be ok. To be certain of what is right in your case, see your doctor who can advise you on when you can resume exercise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bronchitis diet: Lots of fluids is important. Avoiding foods that cause allergies (if you have any). Some folks find avoidance of fried foods (causes more inflammation); high fat dairy products (exacerbates mucus production); refined sugar; & salty foods (thicker mucus and inflammation) are beneficial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection...: Acute bronchitis is due to infection of the airways. If the infection is severe enough, it could result in decreased oxygen levels in the body which, in turn, could cause the heart to have a fatal arrhythmia. Fortunately, this does not happen often as most cases of acute bronchitis resolve with treatment. It could also infect the lungs, causing pneumonia, which is sometimes fatal, esp in elderly. ...Read more
Asthma & bronchitis: It depends, on how you feel, how long have been on treatment, if you are stable with no fever, not too much cough, no trouble breathing & no wheezing, yes you can, perhaps it would be better for you if you skip gym this week, you will need a doctor's note to go back to school. Feel better &good luck. ...Read more
See doctor: It is best for you to see doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I don't know if I have depression or I am just sick becausei have acute bronchitis. What do I do?
It could be both: Or at least the begining of both. People who are facing a chronic illness, often see fewer options in life and this can lead to depression. A good counselor who deals with issues of chronic illness should be able to help you sort thngs out and give you options whether you are depressed or just streessed out. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can you get pneumonia if you don't cough (by using cough suppressants) when you have acute bronchitis? Or is that ok to do?
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