My doctor told me I had chronic bronchitis and I now take medication (Advair) for it but I want to know if chronic bronchitis is contagious. I know that acute bronchitis is contagious but I didn't think chronic bronchitis was. I'm asking because my boyfriend says that everyday after he sees me his throat feels sore and he starts coughing a lot with a lot of mucus. I smoke and he doesn't.
Chronic bronchitis is seldom contagious. But if you ever want to get rid of the chronic bronchitis, and you should want to clear it up, you will have to stop smoking. Your boyfriend's sore throat and cough is probably from your smoking in his presence. If you are the least bit interested in smoking cessation, call the QuitLine at 1 (800) QUIT NOW (784-8669).
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