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Acute bronchitis no cough. taking amoxicillian and mucus comes out clear, white, or a little yellow. use to come out green.mucus still thick.opinons?

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Sounds like bettter: Acute bronchitis can be viral or bacterial. If thought to be bacterial and antibiotics are given, the mucus will change from green to yellow/white. Chest pt (someone pounds on your back gently to not hurt you but repeatedly& firmly) can help break up the remaining mucus in addition to the mist of a hot shower & guaifenesin.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Treatment...: Acute bronchitis is usually due to a viral or bacterial infection. A viral infection, not treated with antibiotics since they are ineffective, will run its course on its own within 2 weeks typically. A bacterial infection, typically associated with other symptoms like fever, cough with discolored sputum, body aches., is treated w/ antibiotics and runs its course within 7-10 days or so.

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