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.