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How Long Does It Take To Get Rid Of Bronchitis
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I currently have acute bronchitis what can I do to get rid of the annoying cough? I currently took medampi 500 but i'm afraid to take nyquil with it
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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