• Bronchitis Symptoms

Symptoms of Bronchitis

In the Acute type, the red line symptoms of Bronchitis include

  • Cough which is either dry (without mucus), or wet (with mucus)
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Other associated symptoms like fever with chills, tiredness, loss of appetite, etc.
  • Children Sputum in the form of vomiting
  • Rattling sound in chest

In the Chronic type, symptoms of Bronchitis include

  • Recurrent or persistent productive cough for 3 months
  • Tightness of chest
  • Shortness of breath on exertion
  • Other symptoms like fatigue, loss of appetite, etc
  • In severe cases, bluish discoloration of the tongue, lips and conjunctiva may be seen. This is called cyanosis


Bronchitis can be classified on the basis of duration into-

  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Chronic Bronchitis

Acute Bronchitis

It is the inflammation of bronchi caused by viruses or bacteria. It is an acute illness lasting less than three weeks with coughing as the main symptom along with other symptoms of Bronchitis.

Chronic Bronchitis

It is a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, defined by a productive cough that lasts for a minimum of three months each year for at least two years in the absence of other underlying diseases

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