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Can bronchitis be cured w/out antibiotics. I've heard 2 points of view: 1)antibiotics are necessary, 2) they don't really help a lot. What is true?

Can bronchitis be cured w/out antibiotics. I've heard 2 points of view: 1)antibiotics are necessary, 2) they don't really help a lot. What is true?

Depends on cause: If the bronchitis is being caused by a bacterial infection then antibiotics are necessary to resolve the infection. If the bronchitis is being caused by a virus or is idiopathic in nature then antibiotics will not help. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (airways that carry air from the trachea to the more distal parts of the lungs, or bronchioles). Bronchitis may be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can be acute or chronic. The latter is usually associated with smoking and may be part of COPD. Both acute and chronic bronchitis can lead to other serious conditions, including pneumonia with ...Read more


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I have allergic bronchitis.Dust allergy is main cause.What can I do to prevent it?Can allergic bronchitis cured completely?

I have allergic bronchitis.Dust allergy is main cause.What can I do to prevent it?Can allergic bronchitis cured completely?

Mite proof encasing: Encasing the mattress, box spring, pillows, and comforter with mite-proof encasing may reduce the mite dropping exposure. Reduction of humidity in the home would help hold the mite population down as well. However these measures alone would not completely solve your problem. You need to see an allergist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how chronic bronchitis can be cured naturally?

Can you tell me how chronic bronchitis can be cured naturally?

Treat the cause: Bronchitis is usually temporary, and caused by a viral infection. If it is chronic, there is a reason - either allergies, or a sinus infection, or smoking or other irritants in the air. Sometimes there is an immune deficiency. If you don't want to use medication, you need to see a pulmonary specialist or allergist to find out if there is a treatable cause and deal with it. If you smoke, stop now. ...Read more

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How can I totally cure my bronchitis?

How can I totally cure my bronchitis?

Quit smoking: If you are a smoker then quit. If you are working in a dusty/chemical environment then wear a proper mask or find a new job. If you are getting over a cold and have a bronchitis...Give it time. ...Read more

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How can I cure my allergic bronchitis?

How can I cure my allergic bronchitis?

Treat the triggers: Allergic asthma is exacerbated by allergies, if you control the triggers that flare up your allergies, it will help your asthma. Consult an allergist and get tested and get a good asthma action plan. ...Read more

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Most effective way to cure bronchitis?

See details: Therapy includes antibiotics, bronchodilators and occasionally, prednisine. ...Read more

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How to cure the bronchitis pains quick?

How to cure the bronchitis pains quick?

Bronchitis: In general, bronchitis can first be addressed by over the counter measures. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. Giving the bronchitis ample time to clear is advisable but if you develop fevers, shortness of breath, chest pains, or bloody sputum, it may be time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best drugs and way to cure my bronchitis?

What is the best drugs and way to cure my bronchitis?

Cure of Bronchitis: Not an easy answer to provide without more history regarding your symptoms. How long has the cough been present? What exposures do you have? Any allergens? Are you a smoker of cigarettes? ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms of bronchitis and how it can be cured?

Acute?: In acute bronchitis, symptoms include cold symptoms, cough with sputum production, fever, body aches, shortness of breath. If it is due to bacterial infection, antibiotics are used and if it is a viral infection, it will run its course over a few days to week or so. Your doctor can tell the difference. There is no cure for chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms of bronchitis and how it can be cured naturally?

What are the major symptoms of bronchitis and how it can be cured naturally?

Your body does that: Cough is predominant symptom and vast majority of bronchitis is caused by viral infections and will resolve on its own with or without treatment. Typical course is 7-10 days, but the cough may linger for several wks. If no fever, or nasty/colored sputum, and symptoms are improving, no treatment needed--your body takes care of that. Otc cough syrup/mucinex may help. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more