Bronchitis

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What is bronchitis?

Bronchitis is defined as a lower respiratory tract infection, to distinguish this condition from common colds and other upper respiratory ailments. Bronchitis refers specifically to infections causing inflammation in the bronchial airways.

Common symptoms reported by people with bronchitis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for bronchitis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Albuterol Inhaler)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
31
Tried for
bronchitis (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Zithromax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
151
Tried for
bronchitis (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Delsym)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
67
Tried for
bronchitis (4)

Data from patients with bronchitis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with bronchitis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Albuterol Inhaler)
Perceived effectiveness
for bronchitis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
agitation anxious mood 2 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
bronchitis (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Zithromax)
Perceived effectiveness
for bronchitis (12 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
bronchitis (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Delsym)
Perceived effectiveness
for bronchitis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
bronchitis (4)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with bronchitis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has bronchitis on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 183 say bronchitis is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 5
20s 43
30s 109
40s 145
50s 196
60s 154
70+ 71

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 156
Female 566

These charts show data from bronchitis patients who have completed their condition history
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