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When will I know I have bronchitis?

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The first few days you’re sick, it will probably be hard to tell if you have a “regular” cold or bronchitis, but if you keep coughing for a week or longer, even after your other symptoms are gone, you might have bronchitis.

From: Is Bronchitis Contagious? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Lung Association: “Preventing Acute Bronchitis;” “Acute bronchitis;” and “Understanding Chronic Bronchitis.”

CDC: “Bronchitis (Chest Cold).”

Michael Benninger, MD, chairman, Head and Neck Institute, Cleveland Clinic.

National Health Service/UK.Gov: “How Long Is Someone Contagious After a Viral Infection?”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 09, 2017

SOURCES:

American Lung Association: “Preventing Acute Bronchitis;” “Acute bronchitis;” and “Understanding Chronic Bronchitis.”

CDC: “Bronchitis (Chest Cold).”

Michael Benninger, MD, chairman, Head and Neck Institute, Cleveland Clinic.

National Health Service/UK.Gov: “How Long Is Someone Contagious After a Viral Infection?”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 09, 2017

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