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8 hours ago The main causes of bronchitis are smoking, air pollution, dust, toxic gases, or due to a viral or bacterial infection. Bronchitis occurs when the bronchial tubes, the airways that carry air to the lungs, become irritated and inflamed. When they are inflamed, they produce excess mucus and cause coughing.

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3 hours ago What causes it, and is it contagious? A. Acute bronchitis is an inflammation of the breathing tubes in the lungs. It comes on suddenly and lasts for at least five days, often longer. To continue reading this article, you must log in.

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2 hours ago Usually, acute bronchitis is brought on by a viral infection, though it may also be caused by a bacterial infection. The flu and colds are examples of viral infections. Chronic bronchitis is usually, but not always, caused by smoking tobacco. It can also be caused by exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke, air pollution, dust, or toxic gases.

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3 hours ago Causes Acute bronchitis is very common. Viral infections, such as the cold or flu, are usually the cause, and most people recover after a few days or weeks. Occasionally, acute bronchitis can be caused by a bacterial infection. Chronic bronchitis is an ongoing cough that lasts for several months and comes back 2 or more years in a row.

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5 hours ago The difference in chronic bronchitis is that the inflammation is caused by long-term exposure to industrial dust, fumes in the workplace, air pollution, secondhand smoke, other air pollutants,

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Just Now A chest cold, often called acute bronchitis, occurs when the airways of the lungs swell and produce mucus in the lungs. That’s what makes you cough. Acute bronchitis can last less than 3 weeks. Causes A virus usually causes acute bronchitis. …

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9 hours ago Acute bronchitis is usually caused by a viral infection. This is most often the same viruses that cause colds and the flu. It may also be caused by a bacterial infection, or by physical or chemical agents that are breathed in. These may include dusts, allergens, and strong fumes, including those from chemical cleaning compounds or tobacco smoke.

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1 hours ago The most important cause of chronic bronchitis is cigarette smoking. Air pollution and your work environment may also play a role. This condition causes a cough that’s often called smoker’s cough. It also causes you to cough up mucus, wheeze, and have chest discomfort. These may get worse over time and lead to severe breathing problems.

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1 hours ago Chronic bronchitis is a serious lung disease that is one type of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Acute, which can last for 1 to 3 weeks. …

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6 hours ago Bronchitis happens when a virus, bacteria, or irritant particles trigger an inflammation of the bronchial tubes. Smoking is a key risk factor, but nonsmokers can also develop bronchitis. Acute

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Just Now Acute bronchitis is normally caused by a viral infection. Typically, these infections are rhinovirus, parainfluenza, or influenza. No specific testing is normally needed in order to diagnose acute bronchitis. Treatment One form of prevention is to avoid smoking and other lung irritants. Frequent hand washing may also be protective.

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5 hours ago Symptoms of Acute Bronchitis: Coughing with or without mucus production. You may also experience: Soreness in the chest Fatigue (feeling tired) Mild headache Mild body aches Watery eyes Sore throat. Causes onchitis is usually causedAcute br . by a virus and often occurs after an upper respiratory infection. Bacteria can sometimes cause acute

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3 hours ago Bronchitis is a common illness that can be caused by viruses, bacteria, or certain irritants. You can have acute bronchitis, which lasts only …

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6 hours ago Common Causes of Chronic Bronchitis. Smoking is, by far the most common cause of chronic bronchitis. Other causes include: Prolonged exposure to environmental and occupational irritants, such as air particles from indoor wood stoves, industrial vapors, and chemical fumes, can cause chronic bronchitis. Asthma and tuberculosis can eventually lead

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3 hours ago Bronchitis causes. Acute bronchitis usually develops after a cold. You should feel better in 1 to 2 weeks. Another type of bronchitis is chronic. It is from a recurring irritation, usually smoking (and vaping). Or from having acute bronchitis repeatedly. In both cases, the bronchial tubes swell, become narrower, and mucus builds up.

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8 hours ago The most common symptoms of bronchitis include: Coughing with clear, yellow or green sputum (the gunk you cough up) Fatigue. Wheezing. Runny, stuffy nose occurring before chest congestion begins. Shortness of breath, usually following a coughing jag. Discomfort in the center of the chest due to cough. Mild fever.

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1 hours ago bronchitis can be caused by bacterial infections (most often strep), viruses, environmental irritants such as smoke from fires, pollution or chemicals in paint fumes, etc., dander from animals with fur who sleep in beds with humans, allergies that cause an overactive response to otherwise harmless substances like pollen particles, fungi that live …

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does bronchitis kill you?

Technically, bronchitis doesn't kill you. It's the inflammation of the main air passage that leads to the lungs. Because bronchitis is cause by a virus antibiotics will not cure it (Antibiotics kill bacteria), and if it remains untreated, it can develop into pneumonia, and THAT can kill you.

Will bronchitis go away on its own?

Most cases of acute bronchitis go away on their own in 7 to 10 days. You should call your doctor if: You continue to wheeze and cough for more than 2 weeks, especially at night when you lie down or when you are active. You continue to cough for more than 2 weeks and have a bad-tasting fluid come up into your mouth.

How long does it take to recover from bronchitis?

Recovery from acute bronchitis may take up to two weeks. One of the most common types of bronchitis—acute bronchitis—is caused by a viral infection. In many cases, the virus is the same or similar to the cold or flu viruses. In some instances, breathing chemicals, dust, and other allergens can cause acute bronchitis.

What are the long term effects of bronchitis?

  • frequent episodes of acute bronchitis (this may indicate the beginning of chronic bronchitis)
  • a wheezing cough or a cough that doesn’t go away within three to four weeks
  • shortness of breath
  • coughing that expels blood or bloody mucus
  • symptoms that do not improve or worsen

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