When Bronchitis Becomes an Emergency

Bronchitis emergencies

 

Acute bronchitis is one of the most common respiratory illnesses, with nearly five percent of American adults seeking treatment for the condition each year. It is typically caused by viruses and produces symptoms including persistent cough, sore throat and body aches.

While most cases last less than three weeks and can be resolved with at-home care, there are certain circumstances where bronchitis becomes a medical emergency.

 

Bronchitis Emergency Infographic