Bacterial Bronchitis Quiz

Check your symptoms and
find possible causes with AI for free

Medically Reviewed By:

Phillip Aguila

Phillip Aguila, MD, MBA

Respiratory medicine, Critical Care

Eisaku Kamakura

Eisaku Kamakura, MD

Respiratory medicine

From our team of 50+ doctors

Please choose the symptom you are most concerned about.

It will help us optimise further questions for you.

By starting the symptom checker, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Find another symptom

How Ubie can help you

With an easy 3-min questionnaire, Ubie's AI-powered system will generate a free report on possible causes.

Your symptoms

Input your symptoms

Our AI

Our AI checks your symptoms

Your report

You get your personalized report

Personalized Report

✔︎  When to see a doctor

✔︎  What causes your symptoms

✔︎  Treatment information etc.

Just 3 minutes.
Developed by doctors.

Learn more about Bacterial bronchitis

Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is bacterial bronchitis?

A condition due to bacterial infection causing the bronchioles (air-carrying tubes in the lungs) become inflamed resulting in production of too much mucus

Symptoms of bacterial bronchitis

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Phlegm

  • Hands and feet turned pale and blue

Questions your doctor may ask to check for bacterial bronchitis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose bacterial bronchitis

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have a cough?

  • Do you have phlegm?

  • Do you have purple blue colored skin?

Treatment for bacterial bronchitis

Antibiotic is required to treat this condition. Bronchodilators may be used on a short-term basis to open airways and reduce wheezing. Corticosteroids given in an inhaler are sometimes prescribed to help the cough go away and reduce the inflammation.

View the symptoms of Bacterial bronchitis

References

  • Øymar K, Mikalsen IB, Crowley S. Protracted bacterial bronchitis in children. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2017 Aug 21;137(14-15). English, Norwegian. doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.16.0843. PMID: 28828815.

    https://tidsskriftet.no/2017/08/klinisk-oversikt/protrahert-bakteriell-bronkitt-hos-barn

  • Ruffles TJC, Marchant JM, Masters IB, Yerkovich ST, Wurzel DF, Gibson PG, Busch G, Baines KJ, Simpson JL, Smith-Vaughan HC, Pizzutto SJ, Buntain HM, Hodge G, Hodge S, Upham JW, Chang AB. Outcomes of protracted bacterial bronchitis in children: A 5-year prospective cohort study. Respirology. 2021 Mar;26(3):241-248. doi: 10.1111/resp.13950. Epub 2020 Oct 12. PMID: 33045125.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/resp.13950

  • Chang AB, Upham JW, Masters IB, Redding GR, Gibson PG, Marchant JM, Grimwood K. Protracted bacterial bronchitis: The last decade and the road ahead. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2016 Mar;51(3):225-42. doi: 10.1002/ppul.23351. Epub 2015 Dec 4. PMID: 26636654; PMCID: PMC7167774.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ppul.23351

Medically Reviewed By:

Phillip Aguila

Phillip Aguila, MD, MBA

Respiratory medicine, Critical Care

Eisaku Kamakura

Eisaku Kamakura, MD

Respiratory medicine

From our team of 50+ doctors

Just 3 minutes.
Developed by doctors.

Ubie is supervised by 50+ medical experts worldwide

Shohei Harase

Shohei Harase, MD

Neurology

Kameda Medical Center, Japan

Sanshiro Kato

Sanshiro Kato, MD

Emergency department

Kawai Clinic, Japan

Yu Shirai

Yu Shirai, MD

Psychiatry

Yotsuya Yui Clinic, Japan

Yoshinori Abe

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Internal medicine

Co-founder of Ubie, Inc.

Rohini R

Rohini R, MD

Ear, nose, throat (ENT)

Bayshore Health Centre, India

Seiji Kanazawa

Seiji Kanazawa, MD, PHD

Obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN)

National Center for Child Health and Development, Japan

View our medical experts