If you have bronchitis, you know how horrible it can make you feel. You probably feel like the only thing you ever get done is cough, hack, and wheeze. Not to mention the phlegm! Gross, right?
The biggest question on your mind is probably, “Is my bronchitis contagious?” The answer is that acute forms of bronchitis are very contagious and could easily be spread to everyone you come in contact with. Bronchitis is not something you probably want to share.
Bronchitis is broken down into two different types. The first you got acute bronchitis. This is the kind that makes bronchitis contagious, because it is caused by influenza, the common chest cold, or an infection.
Commonly, what makes bronchitis contagious is an infection of some sort that causes wheezing, coughing, and hacking. This is very hard for people to work through. It can be very unnerving to have to suffer with bronchitis, contagious or not.
The other kind of bronchitis is chronic bronchitis. This produces similar symptoms and signs as acute bronchitis, but is caused by different things. Smoking, second hand smoke, a virus, or something else. This usually isn’t the kind of things that make bronchitis contagious. However, it’s no less annoying.
One thing that is common for both types of bronchitis is that antibiotics don’t do any good. Quite simply, most bronchitis, contagious or not, is not affected by antibiotics.
A virus causes acute bronchitis and antibiotics do nothing for viral infections.
Antibiotics are useful for treating bacterial infections only, and on top of that, they’re not good for your health. You could be causing more problems with your body. Antibiotics are even known to create more infections, and especially yeast infections.
Usually, with bronchitis, contagious or chronic, there will be a dry cough at the beginning. This will soon turn into a ‘wet’ cough that is accompanied by fever, exhaustion and headaches.
Your acute bronchitis can actually be contagious for as long as you are experiencing symptoms! Those who have bronchitis for 6 months or more should get checked for other serious health conditions.
One way to deal with the antibiotic problem is to find a cure for your bronchitis that is all natural. This will ensure that you are not damaging your body with useless drugs.
There are different natural remedies for bronchitis however, the best kind of natural treatment for bronchitis, contagious or chronic, is a blend of different natural ingredients that target the root causes.
If you have chronic or acute bronchitis, tell your doctor to FORGET the antibiotics, and find something that will really work for you.