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Rockford, IL
A 20-year-old female asked about a 24-year-old male:

Been having a bad cough producing mucus and sever chest discomfort/ pain. no fever. runny nose. could it be acute bronchitis?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Yes: It sounds like you have viral bronchitis. Most cases of bronchitis are caused by respiratory viruses that do not respond to antibiotics. More severe and prolonged cases are usually bacterial bronchitis caused by strep. Pneumoniae, hemophilus sp. And moraxella sp. These are usually treated with zithromax, ceftin, (cefuroxime) vantin, Augmentin or levoquin.
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Last updated Dec 27, 2017

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