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Antibiotics for bronchitis

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
47 years experience
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
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
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
Pediatrics 28 years experience
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
Pediatrics 42 years experience
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
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 37 years experience
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Acute...: If acute bronchitis due to a bacterial infection is diagnosed by your doctor, then antibiotics are indicated.
A member asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
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
Pharmacology 12 years experience
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
A female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Yes, the odor: you are experiencing is probably caused by a yeast infection with Candida albicans. When something happens to change the balance of organisms (bacteri... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Still infected: The history of continuing cough with the discolored phlegm makes me concerned that you may be only partially treated. I would check with your doctor ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Nolan
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Possible: Sometimes you can feel sicker from the side effects of the antibiotics
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
That is possible: Antibiotics do not prevent or treat influenza.
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