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What are the most common early symptoms of bronchitis?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Cough

The first symptom in acute bronchitis is cough (>90 percent of patients).
This can be followed by fever, shortness of breath, chest pain and sputum production. Sometimes, however, bronchitis can start in the upper respiratory tree as a cold or sinus infection.

In brief: Cough

The first symptom in acute bronchitis is cough (>90 percent of patients).
This can be followed by fever, shortness of breath, chest pain and sputum production. Sometimes, however, bronchitis can start in the upper respiratory tree as a cold or sinus infection.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends...

There are 2 types of bronchitis: acute and chronic.
Common early signs of acute bronchitis include productive cough, fever, body aches. Common early signs of chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, include: productive cough, shortness of breath w/ exertion. Diagnosis can be made by your doctor and appropriate treatment rendered. Regardless of type, smoking cessation is crucial.

In brief: Depends...

There are 2 types of bronchitis: acute and chronic.
Common early signs of acute bronchitis include productive cough, fever, body aches. Common early signs of chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, include: productive cough, shortness of breath w/ exertion. Diagnosis can be made by your doctor and appropriate treatment rendered. Regardless of type, smoking cessation is crucial.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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