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When Should I Contact My Doctor?

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20/03/2012 - 17:05

Because chronic bronchitis is a long-term disease, it is very important to see a doctor regularly. You should call your doctor:

  • Whenever you have a persistent cough, with or without phlegm, especially if you are a smoker
  • If you have a fever, since this can be a sign of infection
  • If you have shortness of breath or trouble breathing

Nice To Know

Individuals with chronic bronchitis may see a pulmonologist in addition to a family physician or general practitioner. It's important to make sure that all of your doctors know about any medications you are taking.


Contributing Author: Guy Slowik FRCS

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From Andrew Maynard - Chair of the University of Michigan Department of Environmental Health Sciences, with help from David Faulkner - 2013 Master of Public Health graduate.