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What can I do for bronchitis and laryngitis?

What can I do for bronchitis and laryngitis?

See below: Rest, fluids nad tylenol (acetaminophen) go a long way in making you feel better. If symptoms worsen, see your doctor.

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi. May be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics, steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can ...Read more


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What are the causes of bronchitis and laryngitis?

What are the causes of bronchitis and laryngitis?

Bacteria, viruses: Both virus and bacteria, sometimes fungus can affect medium size wind pipes and cause inflamatory swelling....Narrowing and wheezing.

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What are good bronchitis and laryngitis medication?

What are good bronchitis and laryngitis medication?

Antibiotics: Most cases are self limiting, in some antibiotic and decongestants are needed.

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Should I go to work one day after starting medications for bronchitis and laryngitis? Need mask?

Should I go to work one day after starting medications for bronchitis and laryngitis? Need mask?

Bronchitislaryngitis: As long as you do not have a high fever, you can go back to work. I hope you did not get prescribed an antibiotic because your conditions are caused by a virus. There's no need to wear a mask as long as you cover your mouth when you cough and, of couse, wash your hands when they are used).

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Should amox 500 2-3x a day being helping after 7 days of treatment for bronchitis and laryngitis?

Should amox 500 2-3x a day being helping after 7 days of treatment for bronchitis and laryngitis?

Improvement expected: Sometimes there is prolonged inflammation in the airway. If you continue to cough after finishing the course of antibiotics, I would recommend an evaluation. Bronchitis can caused by either viral illness, in which case the antibiotics will not help and bacterial illnesses. After 7 days, I would not expect any fever and the cough should be improving.

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My doc told me I have bacterial bronchitis and laryngitis. You can have both?

My doc told me I have bacterial bronchitis and laryngitis. You can have both?

Yes: Bronchitis is the inflammation of the pipes that feed air to your lungs. In this case because of infection. Laryngitis is the inflammation of your voicebox. You can have either or both.

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I am on amoxicillin for bronchitis and laryngitis. Will I be able to drink while on it?

I am on amoxicillin for bronchitis and laryngitis. Will I be able to drink while on it?

Not recommended: Generally not recommended to drink alcoholic bevarages while on antibiotics. Ride out the course of treatment before alcohol intake.

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I've had acute bronchitis & Laryngitis since about Saturday and have been off work since. Is it ok to go back tomorrow without infecting the office?

I've had acute bronchitis & Laryngitis since about Saturday and have been off work since. Is it ok to go back tomorrow without infecting the office?

No fever?: If you are free of fever and systemic symptoms like body aches, headaches, etc. You should be non contagious even though you still may be coughing. Just in case wash or sanitize your hands frequently. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!

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Had bronchitis & laryngitis 2 weeks ago & finished zpac. Still coughin up white mucous with blood in it. Had low grade fever & today am runnin a fever.?

Had bronchitis & laryngitis 2 weeks ago & finished zpac. Still coughin up white mucous with blood in it. Had low grade fever & today am runnin a fever.?

Viral or Other Dx.?: Most laryngitis and bronchitis are caused by viruses. Antibiotics don't do anything to them. If you are not improving go back to your dr for re evaluation. For the laringitis try to breath steam (vapor, hot air) and avoid talking, singing, shouting. Let your dr consider some sputum analysis, throat cultures, laboratory tests, chest x ray and to consider a different antibiotic or increase the zpac.

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I had bronchitis & laryngitis for 8 days, recovered. 2 days later sore throat/stuffy nose returned at night for 7 days. Could it be strep?

I had bronchitis & laryngitis for 8 days, recovered. 2 days later sore throat/stuffy nose returned at night for 7 days. Could it be strep?

Maybe: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain.

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1.Acute bronchitis, 2.Allergic rhino laryngitis, CT scan report:mild mucosal thickening in bilateral maxillary sinuses. Still same prb after treatment.

1.Acute bronchitis, 2.Allergic rhino laryngitis, CT scan report:mild mucosal thickening in bilateral maxillary sinuses. Still same prb after treatment.

Allergy testing: In allergic rhinitis, it would not be unusual to only have mild mucosal thickening on ct scan. That's good news... You don't have sinusitis or some other process going on! If 3-4 weeks of regular nasal steroid spray doesn't help, (must be used as prescribe to work) then you may want to see an allergist for formal allergy testing.

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What is the difference between laryngitis and bronchitis?

Apple vs orange: ".Itis" indicates inflammation, not necessarily infection. Laryngitis is an inflammed larynx, or voicebox, while bronchitis is inflammation of the breathing tubes between and mouth and the lungs.. Good luck.

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I wanna to know how long it take for laryngitis and bronchitis to affect my immunity?

I wanna to know how long it take for laryngitis and bronchitis to affect my immunity?

Just the opposite: The question should be how long will it take for my immune system to resolve my laryngitis and bronchitis. Most cases of acute bronchitis and certainly laryngitis are viral and symptoms of cough and hoarseness should disappear in about 10 to 14 days. It is highly unlikely that laryngitis or bronchitis would suppress or decrease your immunity.

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Diagnosed with bronchitis 3 weeks ago, then bronchial restriction and laryngitis 1 week ago. Still hoarse. How long should I rest my voice (teacher)?

Diagnosed with bronchitis 3 weeks ago, then bronchial restriction and laryngitis 1 week ago. Still hoarse. How long should I rest my voice (teacher)?

Bronchospasm...: As an episode of bronchitis resolves, you can develop bronchospasm which can account for at least some of your symptoms. Bronchodilator and steroid inhalers may be needed to help these symptoms resolve. It will likely take at least a few days for the hoarseness to resolve. See your doctor for a prescription for the inhalers.

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Any otolaryngologist: got laryngitis in tokyo then bronchitis. Only thing I had was amox 500. Took 7 days now sore throat 4 days later.?

Any otolaryngologist: got laryngitis in tokyo then bronchitis. Only thing I had was amox 500. Took 7 days now sore throat 4 days later.?

Several possibilitis: There are several possibilities, including viral infections which are not treatable with antibiotics, bacterial illness resistant to amoxil, (amoxicillin) or a completely unrelated illness which developed as a secondary infection.

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Have a cold, started in nose, than throat now chest. Stuffy nose, productive cough, laryngitis. Is this bronchitis? When do you need to go to the Dr?

Have a cold, started in nose, than throat now chest. Stuffy nose, productive cough, laryngitis. Is this bronchitis? When do you need to go to the Dr?

Viral syndrome: It sounds like you initially had an upper respiratory viral illness which then became a lower respiratory viral illness. If the duration of symptoms is beyond 10 days and you're getting worse, then it is likely that it has become a bacterial infection which likely needs antibiotics. If it had been less than 10 days, then you would continue doing conservative measures at home and see if it clears.

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My 9 year old daughter had strep throat and bronchitis about 3 weeks ago, and was put on amoxcillan, now has a almost laringitis...dr's again????

New problem: Laryngitis is usually a viral infection involving the vocal cords and is quite separate from strep 3 weeks ago. If she in unable to drink, play and get comfortable you may want to have her seen. If she is keeping up with her fluid needs, eating and functioning pretty well you can ride it out at home.

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Dr. Ronda Alexander
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Laryngitis (Definition)

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