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How Long Do I Have To Wait To Smoke Again After Getting Over Acute Bronchitis
Forever!!: Once you have a bout of acute bronchitis, you can never smoke again. Well, you shouldn't really smoke ever again. Nobody should. Very bad and damaging habit, as I'm sure you already know. Why don't you take this opportunity to make a quit attempt. Might be a great chance to quit for good.See 2 more doctor answers
I have acute bronchitis. My doctor prescribed Bactrim. Should I take it or wait it out? Not sure how long this should last.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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!
Is it normal for acute bronchitis to last for months? I have never smoked so I don't see how it could be chronic?
Asthma?: May be a possibility. Depending on your age, could considertrial of albuterol puffer.
I was diagnosed with Acute Bronchitis and I was given medication to take for 5 days. Should I start feeling better right away? How long does it take?
Minimum: 7-10 days and 2-3 weeks of a lingering cough is not uncommon. Follow up in 1 week if not improving.
It is not contagious: Acute bronchitis is a reaction to a viral respiratory infection (vri) by suseptible indiviuals, leading to frequent cough, increased mucus production, chest tightness, wheezing. Less than 20% of the population over react to the irritation of a vri with symptoms noted previously. The underlying vri is contagious for 24 hr before the onset of symptoms and for about 5 days after the symptoms begin.See 1 more doctor answer
Can you get pneumonia if you don't cough (by using cough suppressants) when you have acute bronchitis? Or is that ok to do?
Is acute bronchitis contagious? How long after going dr for med does it usually last. Been sick for week and finally went dr today. Throats raw now
It is contagious.: It can last weeks. Your throat also needs to be checked.
I've had acute bronchitis for a few weeks now. My voice is not fully well/restored. Is this normal? How long will it take to heal? I'm a non-smoker.
ACUTE BRONCHITIS: It last usually for 2 weeks. If not healed, see md if you need antibiotic.
My husband has acute bronchitis and emphysema. What is the right medicines he can take to get rid of these?
Acute bronchitis...: Treatment for acute bronchitis depends on etiology. For a bacterial infection, antibiotics are used but there is no treatment for viral bronchitis as antibiotics are ineffective. There is no cure for emphysema but viral bronchitis will resolve on its own within a week to 10 days.See 1 more doctor answer
No: Not typically. But if you are having symptoms you should talk to your doctor.See 1 more doctor answer
I had acute bronchitis back in may I'm not coughing any more but my chest is still really congested every day I wake up how do I get rid of this?
Provider: You can try an antihistamine daily but it might be best to see your health care provider.
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