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Brownfield, TX
A 20-year-old male asked:

I was diagnosed with bronchitis(could have been pneumonia). i was prescribed cefdinir. how come the symptoms of bronchitis take so long to get rid of?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 24 years experience
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 etiology of the cough -if it was pertussis, then that cough can last for weeks. Conversely, if you have 'reactive airways'--something like asthma or sensitivity in the breathing tubes, you could cough for a while as well. Call ur doc if not better soon.
Last updated Oct 13, 2017

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