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A 52-year-old female asked:

she went to the emergency room yesterday they said i have bronchitis in a prescribed me an inhaler and cough syrup with codeine should havantibiotics?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 39 years experience
Probably not: As viral bronchitis was considered most likely. Antibiotics don't help with viral infections and it sounds like your er doctor was taking good care of you.
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Family Medicine: Not sure why you would use the most expensive place to get health care for a common winter cold or bronchitis. Family clinics are much easier to handle and it is always best to get this primary care from your family doctor. It is the winter still, despite the date, and viral illnesses are still in full swing.

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Last updated Mar 26, 2014

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