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I had acute bronchitis a month ago and was on antibiotics. When I stopped antibiotics the symptoms return?

I had acute bronchitis a month ago and was on antibiotics. When I stopped antibiotics the symptoms return?

Possibilities...: Acute bronchitis is due to an infection of the airways. It is possible that you are now experiencing bronchospasm post-infection, which can have some of the same symptoms. If you have ever smoked, it is possible you actually have chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. For proper diagnosis and treatment, see your doctor again so your symptoms can be re-evaluated.

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If my Acute Bronchitis is viral, please describe Symptom management of Acute Bronchitis. How can it help to treat?

If my Acute Bronchitis is viral, please describe Symptom management of Acute Bronchitis. How can it help to treat?

Multiple remedies: Some "old school" remedies still work well" granma's tea and honey, warm water (not brine!) gargles, hot broth, boullion and consume, plain dark honey from a spoon (bolsters immine system and supresses cough) a good generic cough medication (ie ala Robitssin DM or Mucinex, (guaifenesin)) hot steam showers. A shot of honey and brandy at bedtime is quite soothing.

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What are the usual symptoms of acute bronchitis?

Symptoms...: Typical symptoms of acute bronchitis include shortness of breath, cough productive of discolored sputum, fever, chills, decreased appetite, fatigue, body aches. If you think you may have acute bronchitis, see your doctor for evaluation and treatment.

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Would ARS symptoms come and leave in 4 days? Friend had what looked to be the flu, it came & left within 4 days with still recovering acute bronchitis

Would ARS symptoms come and leave in 4 days? Friend had what looked to be the flu, it came & left within 4 days with still recovering acute bronchitis

No: ARS cannot clear up so quickly; once symptoms start, they almost always last at least 2-3 weeks. Also, "acute bronchitis" doesn't fit with ARS, which doesn't cause cough or chest phlegm.

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Can pnd cause acute bronchitis or bronchitis like symptoms? I read that it can drip down into your bronchial tubes resulting in this.

Sinobronchial synd: Yes, it is thought that post-nasal drainage or drip can flow from the back of the nose to the airway through the pharynx. The pharynx is a very complex area where the air you breath and everything you swallow have to cross. Pnd can get to the trachea. Many times is causes throat clearing and cough, but I have certainly see patient develop bronchitis from colds or other upper respiratory illness.

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Does the beginning symptoms of acute bronchitis include burning dry cough and intermittent wheezing?

Yes: Those can be the beginning of bronchitis or any upper respiratory infection. This is almost always viral and takes 5-10 days to clear. If you run a fever and/or are short of breath see your doctor. Otherwise rest, fluids, DayQuil/NyQuil and time!

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If I've got the symptoms of acute bronchitis and my right foot is swollen on one side are they connected?

If I've got the symptoms of acute bronchitis and my right foot is swollen on one side are they connected?

Possibly: With a decrease in oxygen flow due to the bronchitis, this may be limiting the oxygen and blood going to your foot. If this does not go away after the bronchitis subsides, see your doctor about this.

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How long is acute bronchitis contagious? I'm over most symptoms except some fatigue and coughing up mucus and blood in the AM. Approx. Day 9

How long is acute bronchitis contagious? I'm over most symptoms except some fatigue and coughing up mucus and blood in the AM. Approx. Day 9

24 hours no fever: In general, to help avoid the spread of illness it is advisable to avoid close contact with others during the febrile phase until fever free (without medicine) for 24 hours. Now, know that viruses can be transmitted by secretions so STILL be sure to cover mouth when coughing and wash hands often!

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Do I have acute bronchitis? I have been experiencing a dry cough (little mucus coming up, which is light green), soreness of chest due to coughing (sometime lower abdomen, also associated with coughing). I also been in and out of a fever. Smyptoms have last

Do I have acute bronchitis? I have been experiencing a dry cough (little mucus coming up, which is light green), soreness of chest due to coughing (sometime lower abdomen, also associated with coughing). I also been in and out of a fever. Smyptoms have last

You: You could very well have bronchitis based on your symptoms, however you will need to be evaluated by a medical professional to be sure. A basic auscultation of your lungs with a stethoscope may be all that is necessary to make the diagnosis. Additional testing may be done if deemed necessary (x-ray, sputum culture). Bronchitis can be viral or bacterial; most commonly viral, which usually resolves on it's own by one to two weeks. Good luck.

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How is tracheobronchitis different from just bronchitis?

How is tracheobronchitis different from just bronchitis?

Location...: Tracheobronchitis means that the trachea is also involved whereas bronchitis means the bronchial tubes are involved. The 2 terms define where the problem is located anatomically.

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Does prolonged cough mean lung disease? I have been getting cough from 2 yrs now. It keeps coming every 2-3 months. Also had tracheobronchitis once.

Does prolonged cough mean lung disease? I have been getting cough from 2 yrs now. It keeps coming every 2-3 months. Also had tracheobronchitis once.

Chronic Cough: The type of cough you have fits the criteria of chronic cough, for it is lasting more than 8 weeks. Some common causes include post-nasal drip, asthma, acid reflux from stomach, medication (a specific groups of blood pressure medication), and smoking. There are plenty of other causes. So, prolonged coughing does not necessarily mean lung disease. Consider seeing a pulmonology or allergy specialist.

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I have been on preisone, levofloxacin, z-pack. Dignosest with acute tracheobronchitis bronchitis. I have swelling in the face, neck dizzychest pain?

I have been on preisone, levofloxacin, z-pack. Dignosest with acute tracheobronchitis bronchitis. I have swelling in the face, neck dizzychest pain?

Get checked out: Sounds like you may have side effect from medications, but would get checked out again immediately to be sure.

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Diagnosed with acute tracheobronchitis. My throat is so sore I choke when I eat. I have to hold my breath and I get dizzy. Help?

Diagnosed with acute tracheobronchitis. My throat is so sore I choke when I eat. I have to hold my breath and I get dizzy. Help?

Get treated: Sounds like oropharyngeal edema. You may need to go to liquids for a while. Popsicles and jello may go down better. See your pcp.

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Acute tracheobronchitis, croup, stridor, RSV. Thought to be what I have. Normal chest X-ray, CT scan normal blood ox normal. Help. What test do next?

Acute tracheobronchitis, croup, stridor, RSV. Thought to be what I have. Normal chest X-ray, CT scan normal blood ox normal. Help. What test do next?

Possible rx: If you have an acute infection, the symptoms most likely will resolve without need for further testing. If you have had symptoms for three or more weeks, a secondary infection, antibiotics may be used to treat a specific bacterial infection; prolonged inflammation is treatable with aerosolized steroids. These are some possible management options.

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What should I take to get rid of acute bronchitis?

What should I take to get rid of acute bronchitis?

Cough medicine: It's usually viral, so antibiotics generally aren't recommended. Treatment is symptomatic, with cough medicines.

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Can Singulair (montelukast) help treat acute bronchitis?

Can Singulair (montelukast) help treat acute bronchitis?

Singulair (montelukast): Should be OK but if it is not helping within a day or two, please contact your doctor.

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Is an inhaler commonly given to patients with acute bronchitis?

Is an inhaler commonly given to patients with acute bronchitis?

Not uncommon: If symptoms of sob and broncho-constriction are present on exam, then the rx of an inhaler (broncho-dilator) is often provided with other treatments.

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Is it possible to have acute bronchitis without a cough or mucous?

Is it possible to have acute bronchitis without a cough or mucous?

No - except quads: The inflammation of the bronchus (upper large airway) would lead to a cough unless the patient is unable to cough (e.g. they are a quadriplegic). A viral bronchitis can lead to a non-productive cough initially, but usually these will become productive in a short period of time, so a non-productive cough can be bronchitis.

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