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Can I go to school with acute bronchitis?

Can I go to school with acute bronchitis?

Depends...: It depends on the severity of your symptoms. If you have a severe, productive cough, you probably should stay home until the cough lessens. If you have a fever or shortness of breath, you should stay home and see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. If your symptoms are mild and they are improving and there is no fever, it is probably ok to go to school. See your doctor if you are not sure! ...Read more

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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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Should I go to school with acute bronchitis?

Should I go to school with acute bronchitis?

No: Acute bronchitis is still in the stage where transmission of viruses or bacteria is possible. Most physicians treat acute bronchitis with a course of antibiotics and once fever and heavy cough with sputum production are much improved, then return to school is reasonable. ...Read more

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Could I still go to school with acute bronchitis?

Could I still go to school with acute bronchitis?

No: Acute bronchitis, even if viral in origin, can cause other people in the classroom to receive this infection. Wait until you are completely asymptomatic. ...Read more

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I have acute bronchitis and asthma should I go to school tommorow?

I have acute bronchitis and asthma should I go to school tommorow?

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

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How long does it take for acute bronchitis to go away ?

How long does it take for acute bronchitis to go away ?

Resolution...: It typically takes about 7-10 days for acute bronchitis due to a viral infection to resolve and up to 14 days for a bacterial infection to resolve. However, the cough associated with acute bronchitis can take even longer to resolve. The bronchitis can result in bronchospasm which can then cause the cough to continue. If this is the case, your doctor can prescribe inhalers to relieve the cough! ...Read more

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What to do if I have acute bronchitis, should I go to work tomorrow?

What to do if I have acute bronchitis, should I go to work tomorrow?

Bronchitis: Over the last several years, with bird flu and swine flu, many of us in health care were more vocal about sick patients staying home from work. Bronchitis is an upper respiratory illness and as such, one of your symptoms is cough. Every time you cough, you spread whatever you are sick with, be it a virus or bacteria. In order to reduce the chances of your co-workers getting sick, stay home. ...Read more

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I've had acute bronchitis & Laryngitis since about Saturday and have been off work since. Is it ok to go back tomorrow without infecting the office?

I've had acute bronchitis & Laryngitis since about Saturday and have been off work since.  Is it ok to go back tomorrow without infecting the office?

No fever?: If you are free of fever and systemic symptoms like body aches, headaches, etc. You should be non contagious even though you still may be coughing. Just in case wash or sanitize your hands frequently. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What causes acute bronchitis to develop?

What causes acute bronchitis to develop?

Infection...: Acute bronchitis is caused by an infection of the airways; usually bacterial or viral etiology. ...Read more