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I was recently dx with bronchitis & pneumonia. Fever free for more than 24 hrs, but I still have a productive cough. Is it okay to go back to work?

I was recently dx with bronchitis & pneumonia. Fever free for more than 24 hrs, but I still have a productive cough. Is it okay to go back to work?

Depends: There is No definitive correct answer here, but your Treating provider would be able to best answer that question. Depending on the time and onset of your symptoms, how many days treatment of antiBx you have had, etc all may play a role in a return to work date. If you work alone, you may be fine, but if you are around many others in a closed space, then a productive cough would be frowned upon. ...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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Have bronchitis no fever at dr. Prescription for inhaler and zpak if I get a fever. Why zpak if I get fever? Spiked fever and started zpak. Exposed to flu a.

Have bronchitis no fever at dr. Prescription for inhaler and zpak if I get a fever. Why zpak if I get fever? Spiked fever and started zpak. Exposed to flu a.

Monitor: Generally, simple bronchitis is viral and does not require antibiotics. If you have developed fever, it still could be viral. Flu is possible too and you can get checked for it. If you smoke and have other conditions or your symptoms last longer than 2 weeks, bacterial bronchitis is likely in which case, antibiotics will help. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 6 year old to sweat and cough, after being sick? My 6 year old was sick with bronchitis, bad fever cough, now that she is doing better, no fever, still coughing, and having cold sweats at night, is that normal should I worry?

Is it normal for a 6 year old to sweat and cough, after being sick? My 6 year old was sick with bronchitis, bad fever cough, now that she is doing better, no fever, still coughing, and having cold sweats at night, is that normal should I worry?

Usually: Usually after a bout of pneumonia or bronchitis, the cough is the last symptom to disappear - occasionally taking weeks to resolve. As long as her cough is continuing to improve, then it most likely is ok. If her cough is worsening or if she is having any difficulty breathing, then you will want to contact her doctor right away. The cold sweats may or may not be concerning - is she still having fever at night and the sweats are when it breaks? If you are noticing a pattern to when she has these, you may want to take her temperature prior to the sweat to make sure she's still not having fever - that would be a reason to see her doctor right away. As long as her fever is gone and her cough is improving, i'd say you were on the right track. If you have any specific questions about her symptoms or treatment, give her doc a call. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have (likely) viral bronchitis. No fever but on oral steroids albuterol biaxin (clarithromycin) and still short of breath. What now? Increase roids?

I have (likely) viral bronchitis. No fever but on oral steroids albuterol biaxin (clarithromycin) and still short of breath. What now? Increase roids?

Depends: Depends how long u have been on treatment. If u just started then be patient. If end of u'r treatments u need to call u'r doc for follow up as u may require her/him to listen to chest again or order CXR. Even possibly to get a spirometry test on u. Inhaled steroids and long acting beta agonist, (Advair/Symbicort/Dulera), may be needed instead of more oral steroids? ...Read more

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I'm 7 days into cold that turned into bronchitis. No fever, have some energy still coughing up green mucous every now and then. Do I need antibiotics?

I'm 7 days into cold that turned into bronchitis. No fever, have some energy still coughing up green mucous every now and then. Do I need antibiotics?

Bronchitis: A flu can last upto 7 days. The first few days are the worst with fevers, weakness and muscle aches. Coughing up green sputum doesn't mean you have a bacterial infection. If your getting better, then you don't need antibiotics unless your a high risk for further infection, like having diabetes, asthma, COPD. Keep hydrated, try coconut juice. If no better in 3-5 days, then you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Hi can you have bronchitis without a fever? . And how do you know if you have it is there a test for it? . Where can u buy it what's the symptoms of it.

Lotta coffin: Yes, you can have what's called "bronchitis" without a fever, or much else but a cough. The cough can vary and also what you may spit-up. At your age if you DON'T have a fever or spitting up bad-tasting glarp, then it's a cough, variously called "bronchitis, " "viral syndrome, " or something else that sounds official. But if it's intense, frequent and annoying, see your doctor, it could be pertussis ...Read more

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Could you potentially have pneumonia or bronchitis without a fever or having a cold/flu first?

Could you potentially have pneumonia or bronchitis without a fever or having a cold/flu first?

See below: What you are asking is whether the pneumonia can develop without earlier symptoms and the answer is yes it can suddenly happen. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have pneumonia or bronchitis without having fever or having a cold/flu first?

Is it possible to have pneumonia or bronchitis without having fever or having a cold/flu first?

Absolutely: You can have pneumonia or bronchitis, and the first symptoms you have are the symptoms of the pneumonia or bronchitis. Nothing else has to happen first. ...Read more

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15 mo old son recently had bronchitis the cough & fever stopped almost a week ago. He is coughing again with a low fever & a small rash on his face?

15 mo old son recently had bronchitis the cough & fever stopped almost a week ago. He is coughing again with a low fever & a small rash on his face?

Recheck: He should be rechecked. Either he didn't get completely better or he is having a recurrent episode. Is he exposed to infections or does he attend child care? Is there a family history of asthma? Make sure his immunizations are current. All the best. ...Read more

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I'm on Keflex 500mg 4x's daily for bronchitis. Fever ended 2 days ago but why am I so exhausted?! I just want to sleep! I have Fibro and RA, too.

I'm on Keflex 500mg 4x's daily for bronchitis. Fever ended 2 days ago but why am I so exhausted?! I just want to sleep! I have Fibro and RA, too.

Post bronchitis: Your body is dealing w/a lot. The Fibro and RA are enough to interfere w/sleep. Added to that is the work your body needed to do to fight off infection. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions. Is your nutrition and hydration good at the moment? Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Been treated for uti's which return. Usually on omnicef to prevent them when needed. Doctors are looking into why this happens (endometrosis, etc). now I have bronchitis like symptoms, fevers, mucus drainage, no allergies, just seasonal and antihistimes d

Been treated for uti's which return. Usually on omnicef to prevent them when needed. Doctors are looking into why this happens (endometrosis, etc). now I have bronchitis like symptoms, fevers, mucus drainage, no allergies, just seasonal and antihistimes d

Uti's: Recurrent uti can occur after vaginal intercourse, taking baths instead of showers, wearing very tight jeans, or from structural anatomic abnormalities of the urinary tract. A Urologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. If bronchitis is not improving a course of appropriate antibiotics should help. ...Read more

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What to do for a child with bronchitis, off and on fever, and coughing?

What to do for a child with bronchitis, off and on fever, and coughing?

See doctor: Bronchitis is almost always a viral infection, although children can have pertussis (whooping cough). Fever may occur with this. If, however, the fever is quite high, the character of the sputum is changing or looks like pus, the child is having problems breathing, or is otherwise worsening, then a visit to your doctor would be a good idea. ...Read more

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I have been coughing for 2 weeks. No common cold. Mucous is thin. Today experiencing chest pain on left side. Bronchitis or pnemonia? No fever

Musculoskeletal pain: Coughing persistently can result in musculoskeletal chest discomfort due to muscle strain, cartilage inflammation, bone bruise or even fracture. This pain will resolve once the cough resolves. Without fever or discolored sputum, the cough is unlikely to be due to infection. Bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of these is more likely. See your doctor for diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more

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Can bronchitis, sinus infection and fever cause ESR to go up? Mines was 110, now I feel 100% (4 weeks later) it's back to normal. They since tested me for ANA, SPEP and other countless test. Normal.

Can bronchitis, sinus infection and fever cause ESR to go up? Mines was 110, now I feel 100% (4 weeks later) it's back to normal. They since tested me for ANA, SPEP and other countless test. Normal.

Not surprising: The ESR can be a measure of inflammation and increase when sinuses and bronchi are infected or inflammed. The ESR should return to normal when treatment is complete and effective ...Read more

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Dr says bronchitis. I have had Fever, chills, muscle aches, headache, heaviness in my chest, insomnia, but no cough. Is this possible?

Dr says bronchitis. I have had Fever, chills, muscle aches, headache, heaviness in my chest, insomnia, but no cough. Is this possible?

Yes: It is possible to not have a cough but not common. It could be thick secretions so plenty of fluids I would hope you are on antibiotics which should cover any bacterial infectionwou may have even if its sinus. ...Read more

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3 weeks ago md diag bronchitis, cough, headaches, no fever no nasal drain, chest tightness, hurts to take deep breaths, back/body pain, extreme fatig?

3 weeks ago md diag bronchitis, cough, headaches, no fever no nasal drain, chest tightness, hurts to take deep breaths, back/body pain, extreme fatig?

Not sure?: I'm not sure what the question is. Did your MD give you medication and have you finished it? Did you get better and then get worse again? It is common for the cough and fatigue to linger after the bronchitis has resolved. If you are having all new symptoms then you should be re-checked. ...Read more

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Sore throat fever headache Three times in five months for 15 year old son. Strep once. Now bronchitis w 99, 9 fever and headache. CBC NML.?

Sore throat fever headache Three times in five months for 15 year old son. Strep once. Now bronchitis w 99, 9 fever and headache. CBC NML.?

Mgt: An inbox consultation is available, but one possible cause is colonization of his upper airway with bacteria or resistant infection which is partially treated and then recurs. ...Read more

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Been having cough runny nose & cough is worse at night my buggers r kinda green throat sore is this bronchitis or uri? No fever or chills very scared

Been having cough runny nose & cough is worse at night my buggers r kinda green throat sore is this bronchitis or uri? No fever or chills very scared

Post nasal: The only one who can make a diagnosis of bronchitis is the one who examines you and listen to your lungs. By your account you have a postnasal drip that flows out more to your throat at night and causes more irritation and coughing. The color of the secretion usually does not mean much. ...Read more

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I've been sick the last few days (bronchitis, possible pneumonia now) my fever has been 103 to 102. Now it's 93.9. Should I be worried.?

I've been sick the last few days (bronchitis, possible pneumonia now) my fever has been 103 to 102. Now it's 93.9. Should I be worried.?

Too low...: That is too low of a temp. If you are still having symptoms, feeling sick please go to the emergency room now. A very low temperature may suggest a serious infection. ...Read more

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I had a cold that turned into bronchitis over 2 weeks. No fever but I've had night sweats the entire time even on days I've felt mostly healthy. Why?

I had a cold that turned into bronchitis over 2 weeks. No fever but I've had night sweats the entire time even on days I've felt mostly healthy. Why?

Many causes: There are many causes of night sweats that may be related to infectious etiologies or others causes. Persistent sweating for 2 weeks as you mentioned requires evaluation by physician. See this link too: http://www. Webmd. Com/menopause/guide/8-causes-of-night-sweats ...Read more

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I get chronic migraines. Awoke today w migraine and pain shooting down spine. No neck stiffness. +fever, bronchitis last monday. Should I worry?

I get chronic migraines. Awoke today w migraine and pain shooting down spine. No neck stiffness. +fever, bronchitis last monday. Should I worry?

Doubt it: It you are thinking of meningitis you don't have current symptoms and are ok. 85% of all migraines have associated neck pain. The virus that you had seems to be gone and unrelated to this migraine. They can be pretty bad! I know! You don't mention any treatment for migraines. Try 3 excedrines as soon as you know it's coming. Talk to doc about a plan. ...Read more

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4 yrs ago I had really bad fever, bronchitis, sinus infection and my ESR was 110. 4 weeks later, I felt much better & retested it was slightly elevated 2 points but almost normal. Retest? I feel fine

ESR - sed rate: An 'elevated sedimentation rate' or ESR is a non-specific marker of inflammation. Several things can affect that lab result: age (older = higher), the blood count (anemia = higher), and inflammation among other things. Given that it's normalized, I would rest assured. Remember, lab tests only matter in the context of disease. If you feel 100% then I trust that. No need to retest at this time. ...Read more

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Had bad cold virus 3 weeks ago. Cold gone, but can't get rid of nagging cough. Was productive, now dry. Been almost 3 weeks. No fever, Bronchitis?

Had bad cold virus 3 weeks ago. Cold gone, but can't get rid of nagging cough. Was productive, now dry. Been almost 3 weeks. No fever, Bronchitis?

Non-productive cough: This is a common presentation for asthma. You do not have have to have wheezing to make the diagnosis. Do you cough either while or after you have been running or exercising. If you have then you have "exercise-induced bronchospasm (asthma). ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more