• Neerja Bhatia Neerja Bhatia
    November 25, 2011
    How long is acute/asthmatic bronchitis contagious?
    Neerja Bhatia Neerja Bhatia
    November 25, 2011

    Is asthmatic bronchitis and bronchospasm contagious? If so, for how long?

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  • Kathi  MacNaughton
    Health Pro
    December 08, 2011
    Kathi  MacNaughton
    Health Pro
    December 08, 2011

    Asthma is not contagious. Bronchitis itself is not a contagious illness, but sometimes it is brought on by an upper respiratory infection, which could be contagious. Your best bet is to wash your hands thoroughly before preparing food or touching anyone else and to cover your mouth/nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.

     

    Hope you are feeling better soon,

    Kathi

     

    P.S.  Here are some links about bronchitis and other cold/flu-related subjects that you might find helpful:

     

    Acute Bronchitis

    Is Public Transit Making Me Sick?

    8 Myths About Colds and Flu

     


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  • Nurse Dawn January 18, 2013
    Nurse Dawn
    January 18, 2013

    USUALLY astmatic bronchitis is not contagious.  It can, however, be caused by a bacteria or virus that is contagious ask your docor, he will guide you.  It is usally caused by an inability to clear mucous.  Bacteria and viruses love to grow in the collected mucous.  Bronchospasm is definately not contagious.  It is a muscle spasm-nothing more. 

     

    I have had asthmatic bronchitis more times that I can count.  I work with high risk children who can get sick easily and have never given bronchitis to any of them.

     

    Hope this helps.

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