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Yes: Most cases of acute bronchitis are viral and require no treatment, with spontaneous recovery being the rule. If you smoke i would strongly suggest stopping, or if you are working in contaminated air wear protective breathing apparatus, or if allergic, get desensitized. This is rarely bacterial (unless chronic bronchitis) and should not be treated with antibiotics without a good reason. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (the larger and medium-sized airways that carry airflow from the trachea into the more distal parts of the lung parenchyma). It may be infectious and require antibiotics, or steroid like meds to help treat it. (it can be acute ...Read more
If a z-pack was unsuccessful in treating bronchitis, is there logic in a dr giving another one for a 2nd round? Bronchial spasms, wheezing, cough..
No.: This does not make good sense. Most bronchitis is viral and does not respond to antibiotics. A second course will generally not do any better. Unless you had signs or symptoms that specifically suggested bacterial infection i would hold off on antibiotics and consider other agents for the wheezing and cough. ...Read more
What would be the standard method of treating a persistent case of viral bronchitis if I went to an er?
Really--No: I f you have a pcp then see that doctor if you have as you describe "a persistent case of viral bronchitis". Viral bronchitis is usually a self limited disease state and usually treated symptomatically with fluids, otc cough & cold meds & observaiton. If you cannot clear an infection, or if fever, shortness of breath or other co-morbid conditons see your pcp. The er should be for emergencies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am treating acute bronchitis with mucinex. Today my nose is very itchy but i read I should avoid antihistamines due to bronchitis. Any suggestions?
Need antibiotics to: Acute bronchitis does not show up on x-ray. I put my patients on antibiotics and sometimes IV steriods depending if I am going to admit them or not and bronchodilators. Never heard that antihistamines should not be used in bronchitis. If your nose is very itchy, could be allergens in which case, you may benefit from nasonex. Mucinex will help loosen the phlegm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on cause: Bronchitis can be viral or bacterial. Viruses take time to resolve. Bacterial infections can go away on their own, but sometimes needs antibiotics. Depending on your other health history, like smoking and presence of other lung disease like asthma or copd, your doctor may consider treatment of bronchitis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need right meds: You may not be given the right medication.Lots of triggers for so called"bronchitis, reactive airways disease, asthma etc".Oftentimes, patients are treated with several rounds of antibiotics, cough meds suppressants/expectorants to no avail.If you are treated with broncodilators and inhaled steroids, then maybe it was not taken long enough which can cause recurrence/relapses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acute or chronic...: Acute bronchitis is usually due to an infection. If it is a bacterial infection, antibiotics are usually used but if it is viral, symptoms are treated while the infection runs its course. If it is chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, the treatment consists of bronchodilator and steroid inhalers as well as smoking cessation. Other treatments depend on disease severity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Two types....: There are 2 types of bronchitis: acute and chronic. Acute bronchitis is due to an infection in the airways, usually either bacterial or viral. Chronic bronchitis is a form of copd, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and is usually due to smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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