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Should I Still Go To Work If I Have Bronchitis
Perhaps...: If you don't have a fever or severe body aches, or shortness of breath, then you can likely go to work. Drink plenty of fluids and cough/sneeze into your elbow. Wash your hands often and avoid crowds. This usually has a viral origin so antibiotics are not needed or helpful. You will likely feel better in a few days. Rest as much as possible. Stay home and see your doctor if symptoms worsen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (the larger and medium-sized airways that carry airflow from the trachea into the more distal parts of the lung parenchyma). It may be infectious and require antibiotics, or steroid like meds to help treat it. (it can be acute ...Read more
Still sick i got sick last month, ( or longer) I have asthma have never really had an issue with it until now. Went to the ER finally. Had some bronchitis going on sent home with antibotics, felt a little better, went back to work got sick again, a lot pa
Agree: I agree with the other poster, if this indeed is the case, as a pulmonary specialist, i would want to do a work up on your that may include breathing tests, chest imaging, and an immune system (immunoglobulin) assessment. If you are a smoker i would highly recommend you quit asap to see if that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Left over cough from bronchitis that's been gone for 2 or 3 weeks, still have the cough. Will a regular cough suppressant work for now?
I have strep and bronchitis soI called into work yesterday morning. This morning I still have a really bad cough and my sinuses are bad. Work or no?
Bronchitis: Over the last several years, with bird flu and swine flu, many of us in health care were more vocal about sick patients staying home from work. Bronchitis is an upper respiratory illness and as such, one of your symptoms is cough. Every time you cough, you spread whatever you are sick with, be it a virus or bacteria. In order to reduce the chances of your co-workers getting sick, stay home. ...Read more
Bronchitislaryngitis: As long as you do not have a high fever, you can go back to work. I hope you did not get prescribed an antibiotic because your conditions are caused by a virus. There's no need to wear a mask as long as you cover your mouth when you cough and , of couse, wash your hands when they are used). ...Read more
I have bronchitis and would like to know if it's safe to go into work when i work in fast food, around people and food.
You are infectious: You most likely have a viral infection and will stay infectious for about 7-10 days. The right thing to do is to not expose others. The best way to do that is to stay out if work but you can also protect others by coughing into your sleeve and washing your hands any time you touch your face. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i go back to the doctors office i still do not feel better after 5 days of having bronchitis?
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