Table of Contents
- Acute bronchitis definition and facts
- What is acute bronchitis?
- Is acute bronchitis contagious?
- What are the signs and symptoms of acute bronchitis?
- What causes acute bronchitis?
- Who gets acute bronchitis?
- How can I tell if I have acute bronchitis?
- What is the treatment for acute bronchitis?
- What natural or home remedies treat and cure acute bronchitis?
- What medications treat and cure acute bronchitis?
- When should I contact my doctor about acute bronchitis?
- What are the possible complications of acute bronchitis?
Quick GuideBronchitis Symptoms and Treatments
Who gets acute bronchitis?
Risk factors for acute bronchitis are the same as those for getting viral and bacterial infections and two include; 1) being in close contact with people that are coughing, sneezing, and touching items that infected persons recently handled. 2) People that are exposed to air pollution, tobacco smoke, and to chemicals that are aerosolized are at higher risk for acute bronchitis. Unfortunately, many people worldwide are at risk; as many as 44 per 1000 individuals may develop acute bronchitis per year. The highest risks for the disease are the winter months.
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