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How Long Does It Take Bronchitis To Go Away
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
How long does it take for bronchitis to go away? I have been on an inhaler and antibiotics for four days and am still having breathing problems.
Resolution...: It typically takes about 7-10 days for acute bronchitis due to a viral infection to resolve and up to 14 days for a bacterial infection to resolve. However, the cough associated with acute bronchitis can take even longer to resolve. The bronchitis can result in bronchospasm which can then cause the cough to continue. If this is the case, your doctor can prescribe inhalers to relieve the cough! ...Read more
How long does it take for this crackling in my lungs from bronchitis to go away. Feeling totally fine except I sound like a cat purring constantly.
Can take weeks: I am sorry to hear about the bronchitis. This excess phlegm is just the after effects of the inflammatory process and can take a couple (sometime 3-4 weeks) weeks to resolve. You could try guaifenesin 300 mg by mouth and you can take this every 4 hours if needed. This will help break up the mucus/phlegm. Just make sure you are not pregnant while taking this. Guaifenesin is also called Mucinex ...Read more
Two weeks: Ordinary acute bronchitis may take up to 2 weeks to resolve on correct therapy. If not resolving then either therapy is wrong or it may not be bronchitis. Chronic bronchitis, caused by chronic irritation e.g. Cigarette smoke, and sometimes infection, may persist if the irritant remains despite antibiotics. ...Read more
How long does it take bronchitis with cough induced asthma to improve? Albuterol nebs 4xday. Only better with lots of treatments. Is that good or bad?
Acute bronchitis...: Acute bronchitis can be caused by a bacterial or viral infection of the airways. If it is due to a virus, your symptoms should be improving over a 7-10 day interval. If during this time your symptoms worsen, see your doctor or if the symptoms do not completely resolve by the end of this time, see your doctor. If you develop shortness of breath or high fever, see a doctor immediately! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnosed with Acute Bronchitis and I was given medication to take for 5 days.Should I start feeling better right away? How long does it take?
How long does it take to get your appetite after having bronchitis cause its been 3 months and I have to force myself to eat because I am never hungry?
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