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Antibiotics for bronchitis

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
46 years experience Family Medicine
Do not take more: If you are not allergic to the antibiotic an inadvertant dose probably will not hurt. It jut makes it more likely you may develop a resistace in the ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Medina-Bairan
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Bronchial hyperreact: Do you have asthma? Sometimes after a viral bronchitis we can have bronchial hyperactivity that is a kind of temporary asthma and can present with cou ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
27 years experience Pediatrics
None: Despite the fact that antibiotics are frequently used for bronchitis, it's viral more often than not. That means antibiotics don't work, but the ill ... Read More
Dr. Charlene Sojico
41 years experience Pediatrics
Treat the underlying: Cause.Bronchitis is inflammation of the lungs not infection therefore no amount of antibiotics is going to cure it unless with overlapping pneumonia! ... Read More
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Other considerations: If you have smoked currently or in the past, or have had a cough for more than three weeks, I would suggest considering other causes as well. These ma ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Not recommended: Colds are almost always caused by viruses. They are self limited and do not respond to antibacterial antibiotics which should never be used. Bronchi ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Now you : Go back to your internist and tell them your new problem....And get appropriate treatment.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
35 years experience Pediatrics
Viral: Bronchitis is typically a viral illness and antibiotics don't help, but everybody wants them. It's going to take a week to ten days for the virus to ... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See allergist: Prednisone is not usually used fir treating allergic problem except in emergency situation such as asthma attack. I suspect that your problem is asth ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Acute...: If acute bronchitis due to a bacterial infection is diagnosed by your doctor, then antibiotics are indicated.
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A member asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Resee your doctor: If the cough has not improved, more is likely going on. You may need an x-ray, tests for asthma, or for things that might mimic it. You may wish to se ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sean Agazanof
11 years experience Pharmacology
Asthma: Could be related to either Asthma or Allergies. Check with your physician about that. Fresno does have cocci in the air as well which might contribute ... Read More
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