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Acute bronchitis definition

Acute bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchial tubes, which are the airways that allow air to pass from your mouth to the lungs. It is a general term that describes inflammation of the bronchi that is usually caused by viruses or bacteria, although other things may also cause the disease are far less frequent. A cough lasting 5 or more days suggests acute bronchitis as a cause. People with recurrent acute bronchitis may develop chronic bronchitis. Chronic bronchitis is defined as a cough that occurs every day with sputum production that lasts for at least 3 months, 2 years in a row.

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Comment from: Colimixin, Female (Patient) Published: May 27

I get acute bronchitis when the flu is going around or whatever is going around. I always end up with bronchitis. This time it was brought on with inhaling (not on purpose) propane in a warehouse. My chest felt heavy like I needed an inhaler. The next couple of days I wasn't feeling well. I felt tired and was coughing. No temperature, a slight sore throat.

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Comment from: glamirand, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: October 08

I had an upper respiratory episode (with persistent cough) in April, which was treated and went away. The 3rd week of July I developed bronchitis problems again. This time, coughing (severe at times) producing mucus, upper respiratory and chest congestion; no fever. The mucus and cough have continued and this is October 7. I have seen my primary, ENT, and pulmonology specialist. I have had x-ray, mucus infection test (negative), nebulizer treatment, and inhalers. The symptoms seem to improve some, but will not go away. I have a breathing test this week. I am on Singulair, Mucinex, nasal spray, Equate, Delsym, and other medicines. My dermatologist took me off Otezla (for psoriasis) as it sometimes causes these side effects. I have seen a small change in symptoms but still going on. Honestly, I do not know what is wrong with me and apparently neither do my doctors. I will have to see how the breathing test and absence of Otezla goes.

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