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Is it normal to have a fever with bronchitis after antibiotics are started?

Depends: Depends on the cause if your bronchitis. If it is bacterial in nature, and you have a fever, it takes time for the antibiotic to work, eliminating the fever. After about 48 hours, the fever should decrease. ...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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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?

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

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Dx bronchtis 3 weeks ago, then ear/throat infect. 10 days ago. Today diagnosis sinus infect abscess left side of throat new antibiotic. Low fever, neck hurts?

Dx bronchtis 3 weeks ago, then ear/throat infect. 10 days ago. Today diagnosis sinus infect abscess left side of throat new antibiotic. Low fever, neck hurts?

Pharyngeal abscess?: Some pharyngeal and parapharyngeal abcesses require surgical drainage for adequate clearing. Was a culture performed prior to switching ? Your response to treatment depends on the sensitivity of the particular infectious agent to your chosen antibiotic. It is also possible that you have a combination of virus and bacterial infection which is complicating your recovery. Follow up with your doc. ...Read more

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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?

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

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4 yrs ago I had really bad fever, bronchitis, sinus infection and my ESR was 110. 4 weeks later, i felt much better & retested it was slightly elevated 2 points but almost normal. retest? i feel fine

4 yrs ago I had really bad fever, bronchitis, sinus infection and my ESR was 110. 4 weeks later, i felt much better & retested it was slightly elevated 2 points but almost normal. retest? i feel fine

ESR - sed rate: An 'elevated sedimentation rate' or ESR is a non-specific marker of inflammation. Several things can affect that lab result: age (older = higher), the blood count (anemia = higher), and inflammation among other things. Given that it's normalized, I would rest assured. Remember, lab tests only matter in the context of disease. If you feel 100% then I trust that. No need to retest at this time. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 6 year old to sweat and cough, after being sick? My 6 year old was sick with bronchitis, bad fever cough, now that she is doing better, no fever, still coughing, and having cold sweats at night, is that normal should I worry?

Is it normal for a 6 year old to sweat and cough, after being sick? My 6 year old was sick with bronchitis, bad fever cough, now that she is doing better, no fever, still coughing, and having cold sweats at night, is that normal should I worry?

Usually : Usually after a bout of pneumonia or bronchitis, the cough is the last symptom to disappear - occasionally taking weeks to resolve. As long as her cough is continuing to improve, then it most likely is ok. If her cough is worsening or if she is having any difficulty breathing, then you will want to contact her doctor right away. The cold sweats may or may not be concerning - is she still having fever at night and the sweats are when it breaks? If you are noticing a pattern to when she has these, you may want to take her temperature prior to the sweat to make sure she's still not having fever - that would be a reason to see her doctor right away. As long as her fever is gone and her cough is improving, i'd say you were on the right track. If you have any specific questions about her symptoms or treatment, give her doc a call. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have viral bronchitis and was given inhaler. The past 3 days I have had fever over 101, stiff neck, tightness in chest. Should i go back in? Normal?

I have viral bronchitis and was given inhaler. The past 3 days I have had fever over 101, stiff neck, tightness in chest. Should i go back in? Normal?

Examination needed: Since you have now developed a fever and worsening chest symptoms, you should be checked for pneumonia by your physician who would arrange for a chest film and appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more