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Is Bronchitis Contagious Without A Fever
Diagnosed w/ non-viral bronchitis. Been on meds for 4 days, now fever came back. Am I contagious again? Why did it come back?
Grandaughter was treated for bronchitis 2 weeks ago, now diagnosed with flu after amoxicillin didn't work, is she contagious? Just started tamiflu (oseltamivir)
Get her tested: Sounds like a viral illness or a couple back to back. Most bronchitis in children is viral. Very rarely is it ever bacterial. Question is whether it is actual influenza or surmised to be. I'm not surprised the Amoxicillin didn't work, antibiotics don't treat viruses, but the tamiflu (oseltamivir) won't work if it's not actual influenza. She's probably contagious with whatever virus she's got. ...Read more
How long is someone contagious for when they have the common cold, flu, or bacterial / viral bronchitis?
Contagious periods: The contagious period differs for each type of infection, even among different viruses! There is a range of values based on different infections ranging from common cold to influenza. These vary from 24 hours to up to 2 weeks! You should ask your physician what infection you have and for how long you will be contagious. Common sense dictates that respiratory viruses travel by cough or sneeze. ...Read more
Can you give me advice with headache, fever, and bronchitis. I have slight pain on my side. Do I have reye's syndrome?
I have had bronchitis for 5 days. I have also had fever everyday running 100 to 101. Is this normal to run fever this long?
Depends: Do not know how the diagnosis of bronchitis was made, so cannot clearly assess. If you have had persistent fever you may need further assessment depending upon your associated symptoms. If this continues another day would see a doctor and be evaluated further. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Hello there Dr Pan, I have acute bronchitis but my fever has recovered but im still coughing. Does that mean im recovering soon?
I've been sick the last few days (bronchitis, possible pneumonia now) my fever has been 103 to 102. Now it's 93.9. Should I be worried.?
See doctor: Bronchitis is almost always a viral infection, although children can have pertussis (whooping cough). Fever may occur with this. If, however, the fever is quite high, the character of the sputum is changing or looks like pus, the child is having problems breathing, or is otherwise worsening, then a visit to your doctor would be a good idea. ...Read more
Fever of a little over 100 (100.3 at first, then went to 100.6) thinking bronchitis is the cause. What should I do?
Can I go to work (costco) with bacterial bronchitis? Don't have a fever (99 degrees), but feel flushed. Haven't started meds yet
Contagious: You are contagious and should not go to work until you have been on antibiotics fir 24-36 hours. ...Read more
Hi can you have bronchitis without a fever? . And how do you know if you have it is there a test for it? . Where can u buy it what's the symptoms of it.
Lotta coffin: Yes, you can have what's called "bronchitis" without a fever, or much else but a cough. The cough can vary and also what you may spit-up. At your age if you DON'T have a fever or spitting up bad-tasting glarp, then it's a cough, variously called "bronchitis, " "viral syndrome, " or something else that sounds official. But if it's intense, frequent and annoying, see your doctor, it could be pertussis ...Read more
18yof, 100-100.8 degree fever obtained orally morn/day/night for 2 weeks. Recovering from flu/bronchitis;finished antibiot Mon. Should I see dr again?
Yes: The temp is nearing 101 which is more significant that a temp of say 99-100. It is possible that your bronchitic infection didn't clear all the way and you still have residual. It is also possible it did clear and now a secondary infection had begun. See your doctor ...Read more
For last 2 days my brother 36 yr coghing blood (morningcough fully covered by blood).He is non smoker and had bronchitis at age of 5. He had fever, co?
See a doctor!: Coughing up blood (hemoptysis) is always a worrisome sign, and should be checked asap by a physician or health care provider. While at his age, and non-smoking status, cancer is less likely, many other conditions including bronchitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis and other diseases may cause blood in sputum. Online advice is not a substitute for a good history, physical examination, xrays and labs. ...Read more
My 10 year old has 102 temp... What do I do he has been seen by the dr. Fever coming and going for 3 days now. Highest was yesterday morning of 103... He is being treated for bronchitis. Can't seem to keep the fever down... What can I do? Does he ne
I have a fever of 101.2 and bronchitis, and I have no medical so going to the doctor is not an option. Help?
Bronchitis: Most places have free clinic for uninsured. You may have to find the nearest place. It is not recommended to diagnose or treat without direct contact with patients. ...Read more
I just got over bronchitis, my son has been coughing for two days and has a fever should I take him to the doctor?
Yes: Bronchitis is usually caused by a virus and antibiotics are not recommended. But if your child has a fever and a cough for more than 2 days, he should be checked for other types of infection. It may be a virus as well, but it's hard to tell without an evaluation. Antibiotics do not help viral infections at all- they just need to run their course. ...Read more
I took a zpac for bronchitis and finished it 2 days ago. I still have a slight fever between 99.2-99.5 and still have symptoms. Could it be pneumonia?
I have a productive cough that keeps me up at night with a fever after having bronchitis and not getting treatment?
My daughter was diagnosis with pneumonitis/bronchitis she's 17 months is it normal to have fever for 7 days with this virus?
Too Long: Generally no, you should see your doctor for further evaluation to make sure there are no complications. ...Read more
I have had a fever for 3 weeks straight. I've been treated for flu, pleurisy, and bronchitis. I'm still miserable and nothing is helping.
Seek treatment: I don't have all of your information, but if you are still having fevers and have been treated for this three times now without improvement, you should see your doctor so they can run further tests. They may want to put you in the hospital since you are still having problems. Make sure you go to the same doctor again so he/she knows your story and already has all of the test results so far. ...Read more
I was recently dx with bronchitis & pneumonia. Fever free for more than 24 hrs, but I still have a productive cough. Is it okay to go back to work?
Depends: There is No definitive correct answer here, but your Treating provider would be able to best answer that question. Depending on the time and onset of your symptoms, how many days treatment of antiBx you have had, etc all may play a role in a return to work date. If you work alone, you may be fine, but if you are around many others in a closed space, then a productive cough would be frowned upon. ...Read more
When a high fever breaks on its own with no medicine does that mean the cold is almost over? On zpak for bronchitis. Will this keep pneumonia away
I have bronchitis cold and mild fever but the cough and fever aren't present all day. It comes and goes. Thr r times when I feel perfectly fine allrgy?
How can you tell the difference between bronchitis and "walking" pneumonia? I've had pneumonia; over summer I got similar symptoms, no fever, for6weeks
Unlikely pneumonia: Bronchitis is usually due to a virus. With pneumonia you are very likely to develop fever, cough with sputum containing pus and/or blood, difficulty breathing, sometimes chest pain on inspiration. A thorough exam by your primary care doctor is in order, and if they feel necessary, a chest x-ray. ...Read more
My kid has had a loud cough for about a week. No fever. When should I go see my doctor? Could it be bronchitis? How would I know?
Viral or allergic: Bronchitis in children is common and almost always caused by a virus, an extension of the virus that caused a cold. Asthmatic bronchitis is also a possibility. Medications are not particularly helpful for viral bronchitis but can help asthma, so if the cough is not improving, he/she should see a pediatrician. ...Read more
Hi I had trouble breathing last night What do I have is it bronchitis I haven't been coughing a lot and I don't have a fever what do I have.?
Acute bronchitis. Today is day 4 of meds. Fever everyday coughing and whole body hurts. Like someone is sitting on my chest. Heart feels weird.
Go back to your doc: By day 4 you should be feeling better. It is either viral or the antibiotics are not working and need to be changed. ...Read more
I have bronchitis symptoms no headache or body ache or fever. Only feel the absolute need to cough maybe 20 times per day. Started 3 days ago.
URI: Cough can be the main symptoms of a cold or upper respiratory infection. Are you short of breath? If not, then you can manage your symptoms at home with OTC meds like Dayquil and Nyquil. In a non-smoker these symptoms will resolve on their own within 7-10 days. Antibiotics do not treat viral infections. ...Read more
I had a cold that turned into bronchitis over 2 weeks. No fever but I've had night sweats the entire time even on days I've felt mostly healthy. Why?
Acute bronchitis. Was feeling better w anti but im starting to cough more, with light headaches. Cant tell if fever cuz the weather temperate is high?
Hydrate: Try hydrating yourself better with water and see if that makes you feel better. ...Read more
I had the flu a week ago. Fever is gone but my cough is constant, ton of mucus in chest. Doing nebs every 4 hrs. Bronchitis?
I have been coughing for 2 weeks. No common cold. Mucous is thin. Today experiencing chest pain on left side. Bronchitis or pnemonia? No fever
Musculoskeletal pain: Coughing persistently can result in musculoskeletal chest discomfort due to muscle strain, cartilage inflammation, bone bruise or even fracture. This pain will resolve once the cough resolves. Without fever or discolored sputum, the cough is unlikely to be due to infection. Bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of these is more likely. See your doctor for diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more
DX with viral infection bronchitis yesterday. Started 4 days ago with 103 fever, yesterday fever was 101.2 but today worse again 104. Complication?
Mgt/workup: More information would be helpful, but you may be developing a bacterial illness which should be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
I get chronic migraines. Awoke today w migraine and pain shooting down spine. No neck stiffness. +fever, bronchitis last monday. Should I worry?
Doubt it: It you are thinking of meningitis you don't have current symptoms and are ok. 85% of all migraines have associated neck pain. The virus that you had seems to be gone and unrelated to this migraine. They can be pretty bad! I know! You don't mention any treatment for migraines. Try 3 excedrines as soon as you know it's coming. Talk to doc about a plan. ...Read more
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