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Fever Acute Bronchitis
Hello there Dr Pan, I have acute bronchitis but my fever has recovered but im still coughing. Does that mean im recovering soon?
Acute bronchitis. Today is day 4 of meds. Fever everyday coughing and whole body hurts. Like someone is sitting on my chest. Heart feels weird.
Go back to your doc: By day 4 you should be feeling better. It is either viral or the antibiotics are not working and need to be changed. ...Read more
Acute bronchitis. Was feeling better w anti but im starting to cough more, with light headaches. Cant tell if fever cuz the weather temperate is high?
Hydrate: Try hydrating yourself better with water and see if that makes you feel better. ...Read more
Started smoking 2 weeks ago. Got fever, cough w/mucus. Can an md see whether its chronic or acute bronchitis? I have quit smoking (2ndhand smoker +yrs)
If I have acute bronchitis and I'm a college student, can I still go to class? My fever and aches are under control and I do not feel any fatigue. I also wear a surgical mask when I'm in class.
Is Ibuprofen also helpful in reducing inflamtion of bronchial tubes during acute bronchitis. Ie it is better to take it instead of panadol for fever.
Been having a bad cough producing mucus and sever chest discomfort/ pain. No fever. Runny nose. Could it be acute bronchitis?
Yes: It sounds like you have viral bronchitis. Most cases of bronchitis are caused by respiratory viruses that do not respond to antibiotics. More severe and prolonged cases are usually bacterial bronchitis caused by strep. Pneumoniae, hemophilus sp. And moraxella sp. These are usually treated with zithromax, ceftin, (cefuroxime) vantin, Augmentin or levoquin. ...Read more
After chest X-ray diagnosed acute bronchitis ant+inhaler given 3 days still out of breath, fever, normal? Pneumonia? No smoker or asthma.
Viral acute bronchitis visit to urgent care 2 days ago given breathing trtmnt & sent home w/ meds. Developed 103°F fever, shaking chills, nt sweats, w/ worse cough & short of breath. Is it pneumonia?
Would ARS symptoms come and leave in 4 days? Friend had what looked to be the flu, it came & left within 4 days with still recovering acute bronchitis
I signed up for a clinical flu trial but they won't let me as I was given an inhaler for acute bronchitis I've never had asthma tho?
Mgt: There are criteria for exclusion of subjects for clinical trials. I would suggest asking them to review this with you. ...Read more
Sudden onset deep chest cough with mucous, but no fever, assuming viral bronchitis? 43 year old otherwise healthy. Should I wait to see a doctor?
Do I have acute bronchitis? I have been experiencing a dry cough (little mucus coming up, which is light green), soreness of chest due to coughing (sometime lower abdomen, also associated with coughing). I also been in and out of a fever. Smyptoms have last
You could very well have bronchitis based on your symptoms, however you will need to be evaluated by a medical professional to be sure. A basic auscultation of your lungs with a stethoscope may be all that is necessary to make the diagnosis. Additional testing may be done if deemed necessary (x-ray, sputum culture). Bronchitis can be viral or bacterial; most commonly viral, which usually resolves on it's own by one to two weeks.
Good luck. ...Read more
May not need any: Bronchitis is most often caused by viral illnesses and anitbiotics typically do not offer much benefit. Often, bronchitis/coughing gets worse over 1st week and slowly improves, but may linger on for several weeks. As long as not having high fever, colored phlegm etc...Otc such as mucinex-d/dm, delsym, (dextromethorphan) tussin etc. May help. Fluid, rest, and time will often suffice. If worsen, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: Acute bronchitis is currently considered to be caused mostly by viruses, which are quite contagious. It can be transmitted in the air, by coughing, and by contact with the sick person's hands (if the hands have been coughed on or touched the mouth). The most contagious period is usually early in the illness, and shortly before the illness begins to show symptoms. ...Read more
Singulair (montelukast): Should be OK but if it is not helping within a day or two, please contact your doctor. ...Read more
No - except quads: The inflammation of the bronchus (upper large airway) would lead to a cough unless the patient is unable to cough (e.g. they are a quadriplegic). A viral bronchitis can lead to a non-productive cough initially, but usually these will become productive in a short period of time, so a non-productive cough can be bronchitis. ...Read more
Not necessarily. ..: It's not uncommon with an active or resolving bronchitis to bring up colored sputum. Often it represents your immune system's inflammatory response to an infection. Be aware, it can be a sign of some irritation of the airways and old blood (though this is usually dark). If you start coughing up any sputum with blood or blood clots or black material please contact your primary care doctor ASAP! ...Read more
I have "sick sinus syndrome", and a couple of days ago I developed acute bronchitis. Wondering if I should travel/fly in < 2 days?
Have acute bronchitis after cold, how do you know when do you need to see a Dr for this? Does it usually pass with at home treatment?
Persistant cough with a cold two weeks ago have had acute bronchitis before do u think I have it again and also I feel winded at times?
Cough: Recent study concluded that average cough illness lasts 18 days. We have now come to understand that antibiotics are not needed for most cases of bronchitis and that phlegm color/volume is useless in determining need for antibiotics. It just comes down to time. However, for those who suffer from bronchoconstriction or reactive airway disease, consider short acting bronchodilator such as albuterol. ...Read more
I have pneumonia and sinusitis. 3 of my coworkers have gotten acute bronchitis. Can I catch bronchitis too atop of what I already have?
Bronchitis can occur in conjunction with your other illnesses. The underlying cause is most likely viral or bacterial. Monitoring your temperature and keeping well hydrated is advised.
Your physician will assess whether antibiotics are needed.
A virtual appt for follow up can be made. ...Read more