Acute bronchitis is a form of lower respiratory tract inflammation affecting the air tubes (bronchi) of the lungs. It usually comes on suddenly and can last for 3 to 10 days.
Learn About Acute Bronchitis
What is acute bronchitis and is it serious? See what it means to have this illness.Learn More
Acute Bronchitis Symptoms, Causes & Risk Factors
Learn what causes acute bronchitis, how to identify its signs and symptoms, and how to reduce your risk.Learn More
Diagnosing & Treating Acute Bronchitis
Find out what to expect from your doctor and how acute bronchitis is treated.Learn More
Managing & Preventing Acute Bronchitis
On average, the symptoms of acute bronchitis last only a couple of weeks. Avoiding lung irritants is important for preventing acute bronchitis as well as treating it.Learn More
Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Acute Bronchitis
Making notes before your visit, as well as taking along a trusted family member or friend, can help you through the first appointment with your doctor.Learn More
This content was developed in partnership with the CHEST Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American College of Chest Physicians.