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How long do I have to wait to smoke again after getting over acute bronchitis?

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

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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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How long does acute bronchitis last in kids?

How long does acute bronchitis last in kids?

10-14 days: Acute pediatric bronchitis in otherwise healthy kids is usually viral and resolves in 10-14 days from symptom onset, with complete healing. ...Read more

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How long does acute bronchitis last normally?

How long does acute bronchitis last normally?

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

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How long does it take for acute bronchitis to go away ?

How long does it take for acute bronchitis to go away ?

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

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How long is acute bronchitis contagious for?

Days to weeks: Depends on the causative organism, or if the pt has been a chronic smoker then it may be a inherent tendency to have generally inflamed airways without any infection and hence not being contagious. ...Read more

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