Acute Bronchitis

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes, the airways that carry air to your lungs. It causes a cough that often brings up mucus. It can also cause shortness of breath, wheezing, a low fever, and chest tightness. There ...1

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Symptoms of Acute Bronchitis

Acute bronchitis caused by an infection usually develops after you already have a cold or the flu. Symptoms of a cold or the flu include sore throat, fatigue (tiredness), fever, body aches, stuffy or runny nose, vomiting, and diarrhea. The ...2

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Causes of Acute Bronchitis

Infections or lung irritants cause acute bronchitis. The same viruses that cause colds and the flu are the most common cause of acute bronchitis. These viruses are spread through the air when people cough. They also are spread through physical ...3

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Causes List for Acute Bronchitis

Some possible causes of Acute Bronchitis or similar disorders may include:4

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Diagnosis of Acute Bronchitis

Acute bronchitis is diagnosed based on the signs and symptoms a patient has when they visit their healthcare professional. ...Source: CDC5 ...

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Risk Factors for Acute Bronchitis

Several factors increase your risk for acute bronchitis. Examples include exposure to tobacco smoke (including secondhand smoke), dust, fumes, vapors, and air pollution. Avoiding these lung irritants as much as possible can help lower your risk for acute bronchitis. Source ...6

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Treatments: Acute Bronchitis

The main goals of treating acute and chronic bronchitis are to relieve symptoms and make breathing easier. If you have acute bronchitis, your doctor may recommend rest, plenty of fluids, and aspirin (for adults) or acetaminophen to treat fever. Antibiotics ...7

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Prevention of Acute Bronchitis

Prevention: There are several steps you can take to help prevent bronchitis, including:

  • Avoid smoking and avoid exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Practice good hand hygiene
  • Keep you and your child up to date with recommended immunizations

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Genetics

See also genetics of related diseases:

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References

  1. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ acutebronchitis.html
  2. Source: NHLBI (NIH): nhlbi.nih.gov/ health/ health-topics/ topics/ brnchi/ signs
  3. Source: NHLBI (NIH): nhlbi.nih.gov/ health/ health-topics/ topics/ brnchi
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: CDC: cdc.gov/ getsmart/ community/ for-patients/ common-illnesses/ bronchitis.html
  6. Source: NHLBI (NIH): nhlbi.nih.gov/ health/ health-topics/ topics/ brnchi
  7. Source: NHLBI (NIH): nhlbi.nih.gov/ health/ health-topics/ topics/ brnchi/ treatment
  8. Source: CDC: cdc.gov/ getsmart/ community/ for-patients/ common-illnesses/ bronchitis.html

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