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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)

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (airways that carry air from the trachea to the more distal parts of the lungs, or bronchioles). Bronchitis may be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can be acute or chronic. The latter is usually associated with smoking and may be part of COPD. Both acute and chronic bronchitis can lead to other serious conditions, including pneumonia with ...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