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Yes you can, bronchitis is a chronic condition whereas a cold is more acute. They affect a person in different ways but a cold will often lead to an exacerbation of bronchitis as the body will be producing even more mucus, which will lead to further narrowing of the bronchi. This will mean even more effort is required to get air into the alveoli in the lungs.

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Q: Can you have bronchitis and a cold at the same time?
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How is acute bronchitis treated by doctors?

When no secondary infection is present, acute bronchitis is treated in the same way as the common cold.

How is bronchitis caused?

Bronchitis is caused by viruses and may happen with a cold

Can you have sinusitis and bronchitis and laryngitis at the same time?

regrettably, yes.

What is the common name for bronchitis?

Acute bronchitis is also called a chest cold.

Is chronic bronchitis the same as bronchitis?

No. The symptoms of both are the same, but Chronic Bronchitis doesn't go away. C Bronchitis is usually caused by smoking, but not always.

Why are people infected with bronchitis?

Bronchitis is a cold that is in your lungs. You can get from germs. Bronchitis is not usually contagious, so you probably won't get it from other people.

Can you have sinusitis and bronchitis at the same time?

Yes. Sinusitis is an infection in the sinus area, or in the nose. Bronchitis is an infection in the bronchial tube area or the throat.

Can bronchitis be contagious?

if you mean bronchitis it is not contagious, however, this is usually caused by a common cold which is contagious.

What is the difference between bronchitis and a cold?

Bronchitis and the cold affect different parts of the respiratory system. Bronchitis is an infection in the lungs that causes the mucus membranes in the bronchial passages to become inflamed. The common cold is a viral infection that affects the upper respiratory tract.

Does a stuffy nose come with bronchitis?

Bronchitis is most often caused by viruses such as those that cause the common cold. A stuffy nose is commonly found with bronchitis.

Is a cold air vaporizer good for bronchitis?


Can you have bronchitis and the flu at the same time?

Yes, you can! Bronchitis can also occur after the flu has passed or is passing, as your alveoli may not be able to get rid of all the germs from the flu and then it may develop into a bacterial infection... bronchitis. You could also contract the diseases separately!

How can people get bronchitis?

You will find that in general, smokers are more prone to bronchitis as the cigarette smoke aggrevates the bronchiolles. If you are a smoker and have just had a cold or the flu or some form of infection chances are that you may develop bronchitis if your previous illness was not treated correctly. As for non-smokers, having a cold then going out and partying and not resting during this cold may lead to infection and the infection may affect the bronchiolles leading to bronchitis.

Can an exhaust leak into the cab of a semi truck make you sick to your stomach?

worst than that... bronchitis, cronic bronchitis or even lung cancer... repair it as soon as posible... I had the same problem and now i have a bronchitis produces by those fumes plus the winter cold... but was mostly agravated by the exhaust fumes, which are very toxic.

Does Emphysema and bronchitis mean the same thing?

They don't mean the same thing. Emphysema is a chronic disease. Bronchitis is a curable and temporary illness.

Does bronchitis affect only people with hiv diseases?

No, bronchitis affects all ages of people from all races and nationalities. HIV and AIDS may cause more exotic causes of bronchitis, but all people get bronchitis from time to time.

How long the dog cold last?

Dogs do not get the same cold as humans. Dogs get upper respiratory infections or canine bronchitis. These illnesses typically last between one and two weeks without treatment.

Is it possible to have a sinus infection and bronchitis at same time?

Yes I have it right now! Along with a double ear infection.

What is broncitis?

Bronchitis is a condition that usually develops from a cold. It's inflammation in the airways. It can either be acute, or chronic. Chronic Bronchitis usually occurs in smokers.

What treatment exists for patients with acute bronchitis?

When no secondary infection is present, acute bronchitis is treated in the same way as the common cold. Home care includes drinking plenty of fluids, resting, not smoking, increasing moisture in the air with a cool mist humidifier, and.

What are the causes of acute bronchitis?

Acute bronchitis is most prevalent in winter. It usually follows a viral infection, such as a cold or the flu, and can be accompanied by a secondary bacterial infection.

How long is bronchitis contagious?

Bronchitis is contagious for as long as the infected person is showing symptoms. This time frame can be anywhere from a week to 4 weeks.Bronchitis is NOT contagious.

What does it mean when a goat coughs?

Mostly the same things it means when a human coughs: Something foreign in the throat or lungs, cold, flu, allergies, pneumonia, bronchitis, etc.

Is bronchitis and asthma the same thing?

No, but they're similar.

Are bronchitis and bronchiolitis treated the same?

No. Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchis, the larger tubing... bronchiolitis is inflammation of the bronchioles... the smaller tubing.