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How Long Does A Bronchitis Cough Last
Long time.....: Gerd can lead to bronchospasm which, in turn, leads to cough. The cough will likely continue until the getd is adequately treated. If the cough continues after that, then there may be other factors contributing to the cough including bronchospasm from another etiology, post-nasal drip, etc. So, if you are still coughing, see your doctor again. If you smoke, you need to quit! ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Depends: There are a lot of factors that can prolongue an episode of bronchitis. If you are healthy and have no underlying lung disease the symptoms usually start to lessen after about 4 days and may be gone in 7-10 days. However the symptoms can linger longer if you smoke, are elderly, have asthma or COPD etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Wheezing is a common symptoms of asthma (aka reactive airway disease). It is caused by the bronchial tubes being constricted and/or inflamed causing airway narrowing. It can last as long as there is any airway constriction. Wheezing is a serious respiratory symptoms and needs to be addressed urgently. Be sure to see your doctor or go to the emergency department for treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: A virus could last anywhere from a few days to several weeks - depending on how well you're taking care of yourself in terms of hydration, diet, getting enough sleep, not smoking, etc. However, if a sore throat persists - it should be checked out by a physician to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more
Walking pneumonia: This is a poor and virtually meaningless term referring primarily to whether a patient requires hospitalization or can be treated as an outpatient. The duration of cough will depend upon the organism involved. If mycoplasma pneumoniae the cough can be present for many weeks making you wonder if you have cancer. If bacterial it may be very brief, as long as major airways not involved. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Lingering cough could be sign of lung irritation from virus, or even chronic infection by bacteria (bronchitis or pneumonia). These can also lead to asthma/wheezing. Allergies, reflux of acid from stomach, smoking, heart problems and some medications can also cause. If lingering, should see doctor. If with colored phlegm, fever, pain, difficulty breathing, or blood, you should see more urgently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Measles and cough: Cough, runny nose, fever, inflamed eyes and sore throat usually precede the onset of the rash. Cough and other symptoms generally lasts for 2 to 3 days although can continue with rash. A person with measles can spread the virus to others for about eight days, starting four days before the rash appears and ending when the rash has been present for four days. ...Read more
Days to life time: Acute bronchitis will usually last a few days to a few weeks depending on the cause and the treatment. A form of chronic bronchits can last a lfietime depending on the cause and the treatment. If you have a cough or bronchitis that is lasting longer than you think it should, get see by pcp, pulmonologist or other physician and get checke out. Testing may be necessary. Bad things can cause this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Days to months: Depending what type of infection it is and whether or not you receive appropriate treatment. A simple vrial infection/cold may last a few days; a wk or so for viral bronchitis and flu (cough may last 3 wks). The so called 'walking penumonia' and pertussis may linger for wks to months if not properly treated. Smokers/cystic fibrosis people may have chronic bronchitis. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
If untreated,: It may last 2-3 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acute?......: Bronchitis is either acute or chronic. Acute bronchitis is usually due to an infection of the airways, either due to bacteria or virus, and symptoms typically last about 7-10 days. However, the cough may last longer since bronchospasm can result from the infection. Chronic bronchitis is a form of COPD usually due to smoking and symptoms can be chronic and life-long but are controlled with therapy. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can bronchitis last a long time ? Still bad lung congestion with cough and pheghm... no fever . 98.9 .. pregnant curious how long it will last
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