This website uses cookies. By continuing you are agreeing to our privacy policy.

Acute Bronchitis

Acute bronchitis is a form of lower respiratory tract inflammation affecting the air tubes (bronchi) of the lungs. It usually comes on suddenly and can last for 3 to 10 days.

Learn About Acute Bronchitis

What is acute bronchitis and is it serious? See what it means to have this illness.

Learn More

Acute Bronchitis Symptoms, Causes & Risk Factors

Learn what causes acute bronchitis, how to identify its signs and symptoms, and how to reduce your risk.

Learn More

Diagnosing & Treating Acute Bronchitis

Find out what to expect from your doctor and how acute bronchitis is treated.

Learn More

Managing & Preventing Acute Bronchitis

On average, the symptoms of acute bronchitis last only a couple of weeks. Avoiding lung irritants is important for preventing acute bronchitis as well as treating it.

Learn More

Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Acute Bronchitis

Making notes before your visit, as well as taking along a trusted family member or friend, can help you through the first appointment with your doctor. Here are questions to ask about acute bronchitis.

Learn More

This content was developed in partnership with the CHEST Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American College of Chest Physicians.

Red button with telephone
Ask An Expert

Questions about your lung health? Need help finding healthcare? Call 1-800-LUNGUSA.

Get help
Red button of two hand prints
We need your generous support

Make a difference by delivering research, education and advocacy to those impacted by lung disease.

Button of turquoise LUNG FORCE swirl

LUNG FORCE unites women and their loved ones across the country to stand together in the fight against lung cancer.

Get involved
Join the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air.
Donate Now.


Breathe Easy

Give today and your tax-deductible gift will go TWICE as far for everyone who struggles to breathe.