How Long Is Acute/asthmatic Bronchitis Contagious?

Question

Asked by Neerja Bhatia

How Long Is Acute/asthmatic Bronchitis Contagious?

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

Answer

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

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8 Myths About Colds and Flu