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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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
Is it normal for acute bronchitis to last for months? I have never smoked so I don't see how it could be chronic?
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?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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.
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. ...Read more
No: Not typically. But if you are having symptoms you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more
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?
I currently have acute bronchitis what can I do to get rid of the annoying cough? I currently took medampi 500 but I'm afraid to take nyquil with it
How long does a cough from acute bronchitis last? I have already seen my doctor and been given hydromet syrup to control the cough.
Acute is < 2 weeks.: The term "acute bronchitis" is a description of a problem, not a diagnosis. It could be viral, or a complication of smoking, or a mycoplasma infection, or asthma. It may take more than one visit to tell if your cough lasts more than two weeks. And young adults are susceptible to pertussis (whooping cough), which can last 3 months. Did you get your pertussis vaccine? ...Read more
How do I know if my acute bronchitis has gotten worse become pneumonia? Need to go back to doctor? I don't smoke, still hard to breath! 3rd day antib
How long is acute bronchitis contagious? I'm over most symptoms except some fatigue and coughing up mucus and blood in the AM. Approx. Day 9
24 hours no fever: In general, to help avoid the spread of illness it is advisable to avoid close contact with others during the febrile phase until fever free (without medicine) for 24 hours. Now, know that viruses can be transmitted by secretions so STILL be sure to cover mouth when coughing and wash hands often! ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with acute bronchitis. Now while I cough I get a popping feel like popping your knuckles in back of head. Is it a concern.?
Neck Muscle with co: I suspect this is muscle tightness due to the pulling of the neck muscles. You can discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
Can acute bronchitis/asthma trigger shortness of breathe when lying down? I have attacks after I get up from this. Is it sleep apnea?
Could be bronchitis: It could be the bronchitis or asthma that is triggering shortness of breath when lying down. With either condition you can have excess mucous which can build up when lying down and make breathing difficult. Sleep apnea does not cause shortness of breath usually. See a doctor for treatment to relieve the shortness of breath. ...Read more
How do I treat acute bronchitis during pregnancy (17 wks)? How long it usu takes to recover? Does prolonged bronchitis increase risk of preterm labor?
Western medicine has no proven treatments for bronchitis (antibiotics work no better than placebo). I have had great success treating bronchitis with homeopathy, which is very safe in pregnancy. For best results see a professional homeopath, but you could try one of these: http://tinyurl. Com/pztnvx8
Pelargonium sidoides is a herb proven to help but its safety in pregnancy has not been studied. ...Read more
I have been put on Avelox for 5 days by a doctor in your network for acute bronchitis and a sinus infection. Shouldn't I be on it longer?
Probably enough: Five days of Avelox is probably enough. If you feel significantly better after taking it for 5 days, but then start feeling sick again within a few days, then that may indicate that the course was not long enough or that the germs causing the infection are resistant to Avelox. Resistance to Avelox is not likely as it is a newer antibiotic and not widely used. Hope you feel better. ...Read more
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