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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.

  • Am I contagious?
  • Do I need to get a chest X-ray? (Most of the time, the answer is "No.")
  • Should I be concerned about having a fever?
  • Should I take guaifenesin (an expectorant) or another over-the-counter cough and cold product?

    This content was developed in partnership with the CHEST Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American College of Chest Physicians.


    Page Last Updated: March 13, 2018

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