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Could you pass acute bronchitis on to someone else through kissing or sharing the same air space?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes...

You could spread the airway infection via droplet exposure.
So, if you cough/sneeze and someone else inhales the droplets, they could catch your infection. You could also expose someone via kissing.

In brief: Yes...

You could spread the airway infection via droplet exposure.
So, if you cough/sneeze and someone else inhales the droplets, they could catch your infection. You could also expose someone via kissing.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Martin Ostro
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: No.

"acute bronchitis" is due to hyper-reactivity of the bronchi to the irritation of a viral respiratory infection (vri).
Less than 20% of population is susceptible to developing frequent cough, increased mucus production, wheezing with vri, those with an asthma-like tendency to over-react to airway irriation, in this case to the irritation of the vri. You can "catch" the vri not the "bronchitis.".

In brief: No.

"acute bronchitis" is due to hyper-reactivity of the bronchi to the irritation of a viral respiratory infection (vri).
Less than 20% of population is susceptible to developing frequent cough, increased mucus production, wheezing with vri, those with an asthma-like tendency to over-react to airway irriation, in this case to the irritation of the vri. You can "catch" the vri not the "bronchitis.".
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