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When should you call your doctor about bronchitis?

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See your doctor if you have any of these symptoms:

  • A cough that lasts more than two to three weeks
  • A fever
  • A cough that produces blood or thick or colored mucous
  • Any shortness of breath or wheezing

From: When a Cold Becomes Bronchitis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP): "Chronic Cough: Causes and Cures." CDC: "Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work."

CDC: "Revised Product Labels for Pediatric Over-the-Counter Cough and Cold Medicines" AAFP: "Acute Bronchitis
." WebMD: "Kids' Cold Medicines: New Guidelines."

Mayo Clinic: Diseases and Conditions: Bronchitis 

Harvard Medical School: "That Nagging Cough," Sept 2010

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 24, 2018

SOURCES: American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP): "Chronic Cough: Causes and Cures." CDC: "Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work."

CDC: "Revised Product Labels for Pediatric Over-the-Counter Cough and Cold Medicines" AAFP: "Acute Bronchitis
." WebMD: "Kids' Cold Medicines: New Guidelines."

Mayo Clinic: Diseases and Conditions: Bronchitis 

Harvard Medical School: "That Nagging Cough," Sept 2010

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 24, 2018

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