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how long does it take to get rid of bronchitis

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends.: This year I have seen a number of patients with cough for three weeks and more. There is no need to stay in bed. Get up and get things moving. Eat w ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience Family Medicine
depends: Is is usually takes from few days to couple of weeks , but is depend on your immune status and the infection is from viral or bacteria.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Bronchitis blues: Depending on the germ that caused the bronchitis and you, the patient, symptoms of something like that can vary. Not sure if your doc 'nailed' the eti ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Cough medicine: It's usually viral, so antibiotics generally aren't recommended. Treatment is symptomatic, with cough medicines.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
More info needed: There are many very good medications for acute bronchitis and emphysema. More information is needed to determine the correct medications. Seeing you ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
29 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Acute bronchitis: You need inhalers and steroids and may be antibiotics. None of these is available otc. Go see your doc.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Bronchitis just mean inflamation of the bronchioles. We treat depending on what is causing it. See doctor.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Not a good choice: In most cases, antibiotics, which treat bacterial diseases, are not recommended for bronchitis, which is usually a viral infection. In the rare case ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Myths: Nope. That would be a false myth.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
It can reoccur: Bronchitis is an infection in the bronchial tubes (bacterial, viral...) you can clear the infection :however you can get another bronchial infection a ... Read More

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