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How long do you usually continue coughing after having bronchitis?

How long do you usually continue coughing after having bronchitis?

Cough...: If you are coughing after the rest of your bronchitis symptoms have resolved, you may have bronchospasm. This can be treated with bronchodilator and steroid inhalers prescribed by your doctor so see your doctor if this is the case. If you smoke, you need to quit asap to decrease airway inflammation. ...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 it take to get chemical bronchitis? How do u know does it come with a strong cough?

How long does it take to get chemical bronchitis? How do u know does it come with a strong cough?

Depends : Chemical bronchitis is usually from exposure to potent toxins whether it be household cleaners or pesticides or other chemicals. Symptoms can come on immediately or be slightly delayed. It is important that you get evaluation and follow up for this. You may need an inhaler to help with any bronchospasm you're having. Are you coughing up blood? hard to breathe? If yes, go to the emergency room now ...Read more

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How long after bronchitis does the cough last ? It's dry and annoying and constant and nothing helps

How long after bronchitis does the cough last ? It's dry and annoying and constant and nothing helps

Bronchiolitis: Sometimes after Bronchitis, there is a residual irritation of the airways called Bronchiolitis. It is important to see your doctor as they can do a quick and easy test called a Peak Flow Meter which will rule out Asthma that can sometimes happen after Bronchitis as well. Moreover your doctor maybe able to prescribe something to make you feel better. ...Read more

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How long can a cough last before bronchitis sets in?

How long can a cough last before bronchitis sets in?

Infection...: There are many etiologies for cough, one of which is acute bronchitis, which is due to an infection of the airways. Chronic bronchitis is a form of COPD which is usually due to smoking. Cough is a symptom of both of these but the cough does not cause the conditions. ...Read more

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Had bronchitis almost a month,Still have congestion and slight cough, but getting better.Is it weird it's lasting so long?

Had bronchitis almost a month,Still have congestion and slight cough, but getting better.Is it weird it's lasting so long?

Not unusual: It is not unusual for the cough from acute bronchitis to linger for a month. Should the cough not continue to improve over the next 2-3 weeks please see your physician. ...Read more

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My wife passed cold to me, it progressed. Now me and my 2 year old son have bronchitis type of cough all day long. Is bronchitis contagious?

My wife passed cold to me, it progressed. Now me and my 2 year old son have bronchitis type of cough all day long. Is bronchitis contagious?

Virus is contagious: The virus is contagious, what each individuals symptoms may be can vary. The same virus can cause only upper respiratory symptoms in one person, bronchitis in another, ear infection in another ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more