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Symptoms of Bronchitis

Symptoms of Bronchitis: Introduction

Symptoms common to both acute bronchitis and chronic bronchitis include a wet cough productive of phlegm and shortness of breath. In chronic bronchitis these symptoms are ongoing and get progressively worse over time. In acute bronchitis, these symptoms are short-term and improve over time.

Additional symptoms of chronic bronchitis also include wheezing (a whistling sound made with breathing), crackles (a bubbling sound made with breathing) and chest tightness.

Other symptoms of chronic bronchitis can include change in alertness or mental status, fatigue, weakness, confusion, anxiety, dizziness, and pallor or cyanosis (blue tinged coloring of the skin, especially around the mouth in the extremities). These symptoms are more typical in severe chronic bronchitis.

Complications of chronic bronchitis can be life- threatening and include pneumonia, heart disease, respiratory failure, and hypertension.

Symptoms of acute bronchitis may include wheezing, fever, fatigue, and chest tightness or pain that occurs with coughing. Complications of acute bronchitis include pneumonia. In addition, people who have repeated episodes of acute bronchitis may develop chronic bronchitis and COPD, a serious, chronic and progressive lung disease....more about Bronchitis »

Symptoms of Bronchitis

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Bronchitis includes the 25 symptoms listed below:

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Bronchitis?

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Bronchitis. This signs and symptoms information for Bronchitis has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Bronchitis signs or Bronchitis symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Bronchitis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Bronchitis symptoms.


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