Inflammation of trachea, bronchi, and bronchioles resulting from a respiratory tract infection or chemical irritant (1)
Cough, the predominant symptom, may last as long as 3 weeks (2,...
Cough for >5 days and no evidence of pneumonia, asthma, exacerbation of COPD (3)
Cough is initially dry and nonproductive, then productive; later, mucopurulent sputum, which may ind...
Outpatient treatment unless elderly or complicated by severe underlying disease
Stop smoking and avoid secondhand smoke.
Usually a self-limited disease not requiring follow-up
Cough may linger for several weeks.
In children, if recurrent, need to consider other diagnoses, such as asth...
J20.9 Acute bronchitis, unspecified
J68.0 Bronchitis and pneumonitis due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors
B97.0 Adenovirus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
J20.1 Acute bronch...
Acute bronchitis is a common and generally self-limited disease.
Treat cough with honey (1 tbsp every 2–4 hours as needed), benzonatate (Tessalon), guaifenesin with dextromethorphan
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