Is Bronchitis Contagious For Adults?

Q:
Is bronchitis contagious for adults?

A:
Whether bronchitis contagious depends on the type of bronchitis instead of the age of the infected.

There are two types of bronchitis:

  • Chronic bronchitis is not contagious because things that irritate your lungs, like dust, chemicals, or smoke from a fire or cigarettes, usually cause it.
  • Acute bronchitis is usually contagious because it is usually caused by cold or flu viruses and these viruses are contagious.

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