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What are the beginning symptoms of bronchitis?

What are the beginning symptoms of bronchitis?

Symptoms...: The symptoms of acute bronchitis include cough with sputum production, wheezing, shortness of breath, fever, body aches, cold symptoms. Which symptoms come first can vary but usually cold symptoms with cough and sputum production occur early in the course. But it does vary from patient to patient. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi. May be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can ...Read more


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Does the beginning symptoms of acute bronchitis include burning dry cough and intermittent wheezing?

Does the beginning symptoms of acute bronchitis include burning dry cough and intermittent wheezing?

Yes: Those can be the beginning of bronchitis or any upper respiratory infection. This is almost always viral and takes 5-10 days to clear. If you run a fever and/or are short of breath see your doctor. Otherwise rest, fluids, DayQuil/NyQuil and time! ...Read more

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What are bronchitis symptoms?

What are bronchitis symptoms?

Acute bronchitis.: Acute bronchitis is a viral infection heralded by a cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, sweats, and perhaps some diffuse chest discomfort that increases with inspiration. Chest X-Ray may not always show acute bronchitis, so it's mainly a clinical diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is bronchitis symptoms ?

Symptoms...: Acute bronchitis symptoms include cough productive of discolored sputum, cold symptoms, fever, chills, body aches, shortness of breath, wheezing, etc. Symptoms of chronic bronchitis include cough productive of sputum, shortness of breath, wheezing, etc. Without any symptoms of infection. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of bronchitis?

What are symptoms of bronchitis?

Acute or chronic?: Acute bronchitis symptoms include fever, cough productive of discolored sputum, chills, body aches, cold symptoms, headache, fatigue. Common symptoms of chronic bronchitis include shortness of breath and productive cough without any infection symptoms, fatigue. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bronchitis?

What are the symptoms of bronchitis?

Bronchitis sxs: Typical symptoms of bronchitis can include: cough that brings up mucus, shortness of breath, wheezing, mild fever, feeling tired, discomfort of the chest. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bronchitis?

Many: There are many symptoms to bronchitis, including cough (productive or unproductive), fever, wheezing, shortness of breath, chills, nausea, vomiting, etc. If you are suspicious, be sure to see your doctor so that he or she can listen to your respiratory tract. ...Read more

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Tell me about symptoms of bronchitis?

Symptoms...: Symptoms of bronchitis include cold symptoms, productive cough, fever. The inflammation can also cause bronchospasm. The severity of symptoms determines whether it is likely due to viral infection or bacterial infection. ...Read more

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How do I treat my bronchitis symptoms?

How do I treat my bronchitis symptoms?

Treatment...: See your doctor to determine if the acute bronchitis is due to bacterial or viral infection. Drink plenty of fluids, rest as much as possible, avoid smoking. If the infection is due to bacteria, finish the antibiotics prescribed by your doctor. If there is wheezing, your doctor can prescribe bronchodilator and steroid inhalers, if needed. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of bronchitis in a child?

What are symptoms of bronchitis in a child?

BRONCHITIS: Dry coughing episodes maybe allergic in origin or associated with bronchial asthma easily relieved by appropriate medications. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that indicate bronchitis?

URI, cough, fever: Bronchitis usually starts with symptoms of the common cold. Then low grade fever and cough start. Wheezing is not uncommon. Mild cases last 7-10 days total. More severe cases espicially in cigarette smokers can last 3 weeks or longer. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bronchitis in smokers?

Acute or chronic?: The symptoms of acute bronchitis in smokers include cough, discolored sputum, fever, chills, cold symptoms, possibly shortness of breath and wheezing, etc. The symptoms of chronic bronchitis, a form of COPD caused usually by smoking, include cough with sputum production, shortness of breath, decreased oxygen level in the blood, etc. Chronic bronchitis is not caused by infection. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of bronchitis?

What are the most common symptoms of bronchitis?

Cough and sputum: Coughing is the predominant symptom. The cough is typically productive though the quality and color of the sputum may vary. Some patients may also experience general malaise and discomfort with respiration or cough. ...Read more

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What are some ways to relieve bronchitis symptoms?

What are some ways to relieve bronchitis symptoms?

Acute or chronic?: You can lessen acute bronchitis symptoms by taking an antibiotic if there is a bacterial infection. If there is bronchospasm present, you may need bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. Chronic bronchitis is treated with bronchodilator and steroid inhalers as well as oxygen if the oxygen level is low. Smoking cessation also lessens symptoms in both types of bronchitis. ...Read more

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What can do get bronchitis symptoms to be relieved?

What can do get bronchitis symptoms to be relieved?

Bronchitis: To help your cough i would first suggest stopping the tobacco use, even if its just chewing tobacco. If the bronchitis is viral, often time is of the essence. Over the counter they sell medications to help suppress the cough which may be helpful. ...Read more

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What are the most common early symptoms of bronchitis?

Cough: The first symptom in acute bronchitis is cough (>90 percent of patients). This can be followed by fever, shortness of breath, chest pain and sputum production. Sometimes, however, bronchitis can start in the upper respiratory tree as a cold or sinus infection. ...Read more

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