Acute Bronchitis - Frequently Asked Questions

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Dr. Simi Paknikar
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Simi Paknikar, MD
Last Updated on Jun 30, 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for acute bronchitis?

An ENT or pulmonology specialist should be consulted for acute bronchitis.

2. What increases the risk of serious acute bronchitis infection?

Cigarette smoke, low resistance, exposure to irritants on the job and acid reflux can increase the risk of acute bronchitis.

3. Is acute bronchitis contagious?

The viruses that cause acute bronchitis are contagious. People can get a viral infection from someone who is infected if they come into contact with the person's respiratory fluids.

4. How long does it take to recover from bronchitis?

Acute bronchitis usually lasts for a maximum of 3 weeks, though the cough can sometimes persist for four weeks or more.

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