Acute bronchitis is usually caused by upper respiratory tract infection through the same viruses that cause the flu or colds.
Common symptoms include coughing up phlegm/mucus, wheezing, shortness of breath, fever and chest congestion.
Acute bronchitis is contagious because it is generally caused by contagious viruses that cause the cold or flu. However, chronic bronchitis is not contagious.
Patriot Urgent Care provides treatment for both chronic and acute bronchitis. Find an urgent care location to be seen today.