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How long does it take to get rid of bronchitis. Do i need to stay in bed all day. How can I take of it?

How long does it take to get rid of bronchitis. Do i need to stay in bed all day. How can I take of it?

Depends.: This year I have seen a number of patients with cough for three weeks and more. There is no need to stay in bed. Get up and get things moving. Eat well and drink plenty of fluids. Take meds for symptomatic relief. Report to your doc if things don't seem right or if you develop serious signs or symptoms. ...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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How long does it take for antiobotics to get rid of bronchitis?

depends: Is is usually takes from few days to couple of weeks , but is depend on your immune status and the infection is from viral or bacteria. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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What should I take to get rid of acute bronchitis?

What should I take to get rid of acute bronchitis?

Cough medicine: It's usually viral, so antibiotics generally aren't recommended. Treatment is symptomatic, with cough medicines. ...Read more

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My husband has acute bronchitis and emphysema. What is the right medicines he can take to get rid of these?

My husband has acute bronchitis and emphysema. What is the right medicines he can take to get rid of these?

Acute bronchitis...: Treatment for acute bronchitis depends on etiology. For a bacterial infection, antibiotics are used but there is no treatment for viral bronchitis as antibiotics are ineffective. There is no cure for emphysema but viral bronchitis will resolve on its own within a week to 10 days. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of bronchitis?

How do I get rid of bronchitis?

Depends: Bronchitis just mean inflamation of the bronchioles. We treat depending on what is causing it. See doctor. ...Read more

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Does clindimycin get rid of bronchitis?

Does clindimycin get rid of bronchitis?

Not a good choice.: Clindamycin would not be very effective against the bacterial that cause acute bronchitis. Besides that, bronchitis is viral 95% of the time, so chances are you wouldn't need any antibiotic at all. Doctors often prescribe one to cover all the bases, if you will, but not Clindamycin. ...Read more

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How do you permanently get rid of bronchitis?

How do you permanently get rid of bronchitis?

It can reoccur: Bronchitis is an infection in the bronchial tubes (bacterial, viral...) you can clear the infection :however you can get another bronchial infection at a future date , so there is no permanent solution. ...Read more