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How do u know if u have bronchitis?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Acute or chronic?

Acute bronchitis is often manifested by a cough productive of discolored mucous and often accompanies URI symptoms.
A fever and body aches may also be present and it can have either a bacterial or viral etiology. Chronic bronchitis is a form of COPD and is defined by a cough productive of discolored sputum in a person with a history of smoking. It is usually not associated with cold sxs or fever.

In brief: Acute or chronic?

Acute bronchitis is often manifested by a cough productive of discolored mucous and often accompanies URI symptoms.
A fever and body aches may also be present and it can have either a bacterial or viral etiology. Chronic bronchitis is a form of COPD and is defined by a cough productive of discolored sputum in a person with a history of smoking. It is usually not associated with cold sxs or fever.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine

In brief: Signs of bronchitis

Bronchitis means inflammation of the bronchioles, which are your airways.
Signs may include cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, and fever. It is difficult to distinguish an upper respiratory infection, from a lower one, which is what bronchitis is. Your physician can determine this with an examination of your lungs and possibly a chest x-ray, though an x-ray is not always necessary.

In brief: Signs of bronchitis

Bronchitis means inflammation of the bronchioles, which are your airways.
Signs may include cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, and fever. It is difficult to distinguish an upper respiratory infection, from a lower one, which is what bronchitis is. Your physician can determine this with an examination of your lungs and possibly a chest x-ray, though an x-ray is not always necessary.
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
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