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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)

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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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

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more