During a medical history for
acute bronchitis, your doctor will ask
the following questions:
How long have you had the respiratory
Do you have any other symptoms, such as shortness of
breath, chest pain, wheezing, fever, or other general body
Have you had other recent respiratory infections, such as
a cold, the
Have you had recent contact
with other people who have respiratory infections?
Do you smoke? If
not, have you been in contact with air pollutants or other environmental
irritants, such as smoke?
Do you have a cough that brings up mucus
(productive cough)? If so, what colour and how much? You may be asked to cough
up a sample of mucus for testing. A cough may be dry (non-productive) in many
cases of acute bronchitis.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerRobert L. Cowie, MB, FCP(SA), MD, MSc, MFOM - Pulmonology