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Could I still dance and be active when I have a minor form of bronchitis?

Could I still dance and be active when I have a minor form of bronchitis?

Probably...: As long as you do not have shortness of breath or a severe cough, you should still be able to be active and exercise. If you develop increased breathing difficulty while exercising, stop and see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...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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Girlfriend has significantly recovered from bronchitis she has had for just over two weeks. It is just a minor cough now. Should I still be concerned?

Girlfriend has significantly recovered from bronchitis she has had for just over two weeks. It is just a minor cough now. Should I still be concerned?

Not likely: There is reasonable data the a residual cough from a bout of acute bronchitis can last up to 8 weeks in some persons, more typically it's on the order of 2-3 weeks. As long as that's the only symptoms and not persistent fevers, chills, sweats, blood in the cough, shortness of breath and/or chest pain. If other symptoms persist or have arisen, she should seek in person help. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Girlfriend contracted acute bronchitis from her father two weeks ago. I have not gotten sick. She only has minor cough now, Should I still be worried?

Girlfriend contracted acute bronchitis from her father two weeks ago. I have not gotten sick. She only has minor cough now, Should I still be worried?

Probably not: 90% or more acute bronchitis cases are viral. Cough usually persists days or weeks after infection has cleared. Have gf cover her mouth when she coughs and wash he hands. ...Read more

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I suffered with bronchitis 3 weeks ago.I am now better but I still cough and have small amounts of mucus.Out of breathe when I run. chest Xray clear.

Reactive airway?: Your symptom is not unusual. Even though the bronchitis is resolved and you do not need more antibiotics. You might have a bit of reactive airway and the surface of your trachea and bronchus are probably still sensitive. You can consider getting inhalers used for asthma from your doctor. That will probably help with your symptoms. ...Read more

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I was told I have bronchitis like a month ago. As of right now today I'm still coughing I could be hungry all day but when it's time to eat I can't ea?

I was told I have bronchitis like a month ago. As of right now today I'm still coughing I could be hungry all day but when it's time to eat I can't ea?

Are you a smoker?: My first and immediate question is are you a smoker . If you are it could explain the persistent coughing and the lack of appetite . If you are not you might have a chronic bronchitis secondary to chronic allergy see a doxtor ...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 bronchitis, and i was wondering if i could still have sex with my boyfriend without passing it on?

I have bronchitis, and i was wondering if i could still have sex with my boyfriend without passing it on?

I suggest abstinance: First of all you will probably get him sick too and he will blame you. Possibly more important, why would you want to have sex if you feel like dog doo? ...Read more

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It seems like I have a cold, but the symptoms are in my chest only. I don't have a cough and I'm not wheezing. Could I still have bronchitis?

It seems like I have a cold, but the symptoms are in my chest only. I don't have a cough and I'm not wheezing. Could I still have bronchitis?

Follow up: It is still possible, but cough is a common finding during bronchitis. Most bronchitic infections are caused by viral infections. Pulm virtual consult available to discuss. ...Read more

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Should I still go to work if I have bronchitis?

Should I still go to work if I have bronchitis?

Perhaps...: If you don't have a fever or severe body aches, or shortness of breath, then you can likely go to work. Drink plenty of fluids and cough/sneeze into your elbow. Wash your hands often and avoid crowds. This usually has a viral origin so antibiotics are not needed or helpful. You will likely feel better in a few days. Rest as much as possible. Stay home and see your doctor if symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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