Patient Comments: Acute Bronchitis - Complications


What complications did you experience with acute bronchitis? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Stephanie, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 16

When I got bronchitis, it only started with a persistent cough, and quickly got worse. My chest hurt, and it became difficult to breathe. I ended up in the emergency room twice before I was able to get some medications to ease my pain. The first time, I did not have a fever, so it was dismissed as a panic attack. On the second visit, I had a fever of 101.2. Even with medication, my bronchitis lasted three weeks.

Comment from: Bronx, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 19

My bronchitis started with a dry, scratchy throat. Then a few days later the coughing began. It was such a croupy sounding cough that my husband was afraid I had whooping cough. Then sore throat and clogged sinuses set it. Five days of this and I realized I couldn't just tough it out so I caved in and went to the doctor. He diagnosed bronchitis and a sinus infection. I got a rump shot (mixed with pain numbing medicine, yay!) and 10 days of Keflex. Hope it is better soon!

Comment from: kris, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: May 21

This is my first time having bronchitis. I got sick on my birthday a couple of days ago. At first it started off as a sore throat so I thought, ok I get sick like this when the weather changes, and the next day my nose was stopped up I had nose bleeds, chest pain, and pain in my ribs. So I went to the hospital and found I have bronchitis. It"s hard to sleep while taking this medicine because I"m a mother and I do a lot of running around and I"m scared my son might catch it too and he"s only 1 year old.

Comment from: snowman, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: January 03

With acute bronchitis, I had bacterial infection, mucus in chest and breathing problems. I take albuterol in nebulizer and that helps.


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