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Old 08-12-2018, 10:18 PM
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How long is broncitis contagious for?

I think my boyfriend probably has bronchitis. His only symptoms are a cough that he has had for a couple days. Having had bronchitis before I don't want to catch it again. I am wondering how long before I can kiss him, and not catch bronchitis?
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Old 08-12-2018, 10:47 PM
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Do you live together? If so you are probably already swimming in germs. That said I am not so sure it's easy to catch bronchitis. IANAD but I bet he has a viral thing. It's more common. Wash hands like a mad person, clean with a good disinfectant. Get fresh air and plenty of rest. Good luck.

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Old 08-12-2018, 11:38 PM
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IANAD....

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the Bronchi ...figure out what the cause of the inflammation is first. It could be viral, bacterial, environmental or self induced.

May not even be contagious...if he/she smokes a lot.

again...IANAD

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Its probably ebola.
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Old 08-13-2018, 06:38 AM
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I've had chronic bronchitis my entire life and I don't think I've ever infected anyone. You're either prone to get it or you're not. If you're not, then the worst you have to do is be like my wife and have to listen to him hork up phlegm quite often. In 3 decades +, she has never gotten bronchitis.
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Do you live together? If so you are probably already swimming in germs. That said I am not so sure it's easy to catch bronchitis. IANAD but I bet he has a viral thing. It's more common. Wash hands like a mad person, clean with a good disinfectant. Get fresh air and plenty of rest. Good luck.
No we don't live together.
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I'm not an MD IRL (see my avatar!), but WebMD gives a pretty good answer. It depends on the type of bronchitis. Chronic bronchitis is not contagious at all, but acute bronchitis is commonly caused by cold or flu viruses and is very much contagious. The range of time that an acute bronchitis sufferer is contagious varies from a few days to a week.
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