Bronchitis: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments
November 19, 2017
A persistent cough that just won’t go away. Chest discomfort. Wheezing. Shortness of breath. These symptoms may add up to a diagnosis of bronchitis. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, UT Health Northeast family medicine expert Dr. My-Huyen Tran discusses and answers questions about bronchitis.
If you are experiencing coughing after a cold or flu you could have acute bronchitis. By scheduling an appointment with Dr. My-Huyen Tran you could help alleviate unnecessary down time. Learn more about our family medicine services or call (903) 877-7200 to make an appointment.
- What is bronchitis?
- What is the difference between acute bronchitis and chronic bronchitis? Are either of the two contagious?
- What are the symptoms of bronchitis?
- Why does bronchitis often occur after a cold or the flu?
- Are there ways to reduce the likelihood of getting acute bronchitis?
- What is the difference between pneumonia and bronchitis?
- How long is a person with bronchitis contagious?
- Are smokers or those with lung or pulmonary issues more susceptible to getting bronchitis?
- Rock singer Tom Petty was suffering from bronchitis when he died of a heart attack. Can bronchitis be life threatening?
- How is bronchitis treated? Are medications such as antibiotics helpful?
- Are there medications available that will help suppress the cough associated with bronchitis?
- Once you have had bronchitis, are you more susceptible to getting it in the future?
- Do you have any recommendations for those who suffer from chronic bronchitis?
- How long after the symptoms of a cold or the flu start to become bothersome before it's time to see a doctor about the possiblity of having bronchitis?