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Can You Exercise If You Have Acute Bronchitis
Depends...: It depends on the level of illness and the intended exercise. If you have a fever or if you have a significant cough and/or shortness of breath, you should hold off on exercising until the infection is resolving. If you have only mild cold symptoms perhaps light exercise might be ok. To be certain of what is right in your case, see your doctor who can advise you on when you can resume exercise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (the larger and medium-sized airways that carry airflow from the trachea into the more distal parts of the lung parenchyma). It may be infectious and require antibiotics, or steroid like meds to help treat it. (it can be acute ...Read more
Yes, if elective : surgery better to waitGet a more detailed answer ›
Bronchitis diet: Lots of fluids is important. Avoiding foods that cause allergies (if you have any). Some folks find avoidance of fried foods (causes more inflammation); high fat dairy products (exacerbates mucus production); refined sugar; & salty foods (thicker mucus and inflammation) are beneficial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more info: Nearly all cases of bronchitis are caused by viruses, and antibiotics will not help. But you should not self-diagnose. Everyone should have a primary care doc or nurse practitioner to keep track of your health. Did you have a fever? cough keeping you up? Is it productive? Listening to your chest might change your diagnosis to a walking phneumonia, caused by mycoplasma gondii, which is treatable ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can vary: Acute bronchitis usually last from 5-7 days to up to 2 weeks. Depending on the person, symptoms my persist for a couple of weeks up to a month. Some are more sensitive than others to the viral or bacterial insult to the bronchial lining. Asthmatics especially! if not improving in a couple of weeks or worsening or if fever, purulent sputum or other worsening symptoms, get checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatment...: Drink plenty of fluids, rest as much as possible, avoid smoking. If your acute bronchitis is due to bacteria, finish the antibiotics as prescribed by your doctor. If there is bronchospasm present, your doctor may prescribe bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After two weeks of a cold, i found out I have contracted acute bronchitis. Is this a condition that will stay with me forever?
Yes. Nothing.: 95% of the time, acute bronchitis is a viral infection and is thereby self-limited. Sometimes, however, the inflammation persists after the virus leaves you and would then need treatment with steroids. But regardless, it will not stay with you forever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for acute bronchitis to last for months? I have never smoked so i don't see how it could be chronic?
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