• charlie charlie
    December 11, 2009
    Is bronchitis contagious?
    charlie charlie
    December 11, 2009

    Is it possible to catch bronchitis?

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  • Kathi MacNaughton
    Health Pro
    December 31, 2009
    Kathi MacNaughton
    Health Pro
    December 31, 2009

    Bronchitis is not an infection; it is an inflammation of the bronchial passages that lead to the lungs. So no, you can't catch it like you would the common cold or the flu. But someone who has chronic bronchitis is more susceptible to respiratory infections, and it could be possible that those infections could be passed along if the person were to cough on you or something along those lines.

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    Kathi

     

    P.S.  Here are some links that might be helpful to you as you're dealing with this health issue:

    Acute Bronchitis

    Chronic Bronchitis

    10 Facts About Treating the Common Cold

     


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