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What are the symptoms of bronchitis and how long do they normally last?
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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Bronchitis
Cough sputum production and wheezing.
Most are viral and run their course over 1-2 weeks. If smoker may be COPD or chronic bronchitis and require antibiotics.

In brief: Bronchitis
Cough sputum production and wheezing.
Most are viral and run their course over 1-2 weeks. If smoker may be COPD or chronic bronchitis and require antibiotics.
Dr. Steven Saunders
Dr. Steven Saunders
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Acute?
In acute bronchitis, there is an infection in the airways and symptoms include coughing discolored sputum, wheezing, fever, chills, body aches, etc.
If the underlying cause is bacterial, antibiotics are usually given and symptoms typically last about a week or two. If there is a viral infection, antibiotics are not indicated and symptoms typically last a few days to a week or so.

In brief: Acute?
In acute bronchitis, there is an infection in the airways and symptoms include coughing discolored sputum, wheezing, fever, chills, body aches, etc.
If the underlying cause is bacterial, antibiotics are usually given and symptoms typically last about a week or two. If there is a viral infection, antibiotics are not indicated and symptoms typically last a few days to a week or so.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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