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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
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 more
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 more
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
See your doctor: The doctor can assure a proper diagnosis, and thus the best treatment.. ...Read more
Not a simple answer: Bronchitis in generally healthy individuals is probably a viral syndrome that is treated symptomatically. If there are other medical conditions present (smoker, copd, immunodeficiency) then some bacteria may be the cause and antibiotics can be prescribed. Asthma at times can be misdiagnosed as bronchitis. Speaking with one's physician should help define the best treatment. ...Read more
What do I do to get rid of bronchitis or a strep throat? : (my friend said my tounge is yellow : (
Expectorant: Guanifinisin is helpful.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: It really depends on the cause and duration and you other medical issues. If it is from a cold it will go away but hydration, rest, honey, tea, and over the counter cough medicines may help. In general cough medicines are not that helpful but may be worth a try. If it persists you should see your doctor to evaluate for more sinister causes. ...Read more
Time: Bronchiolitis (not bronchitis) goes away over time. In the meantime, watch out for very labored or rapid breathing, make sure he is drinking and wetting ok. If the breathing looks bad to you, call your doctor immediately. If he's breathing fine but coughing a lot, then that is what is expected in bronchiolitis. ...Read more
Breathing treatments: True bronchitis is very rare in infants. It is more likely that there is a viral respiratory tract infection triggering air tube spasm that causes symptoms and may be an early sign of developing asthma. Breathing treatments can help make the diagnosis (if there is improvement) as well as making the baby feel better. ...Read more
Can a 6 yr old get phnewmonia injection and id ammoxcillian the best to get rid of a wet bronchitis cough in a 6 yr old?
More info needed: Are you referring to the pneumonia vaccinations or are you referring to an actual pneumonia infection? Amoxicillin may be the right treatment, but the patient may have a viral pneumonia or bronchitis process which may not be helped with an antibiotic. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
I had bronchitis almost 3 months ago. Ever since I cannot get rid of my cough. Sometimes it's productive, barky, or bronchial. Any ideas?
Exam/xray: Do not ignore, nor is this issue something that should be answered online. Please consult with you PCP re: mediciation and evaluation. ...Read more
I had acute bronchitis back in may I'm not coughing any more but my chest is still really congested every day I wake up how do I get rid of this?
Can bronchitis turn into pneumonia if I have side pains, backaches, and can't get rid of my cold but yet I am on medicines?
Had the flu in December which turned to bronchitis. Treated for bronchitis but still have lingering cough. How can I get rid of the cough?
Time and Rx?: When was the last time you had a follow up appointment with your doctor? Have they given you cough suppressants like benzonatate (Tessalon) that you can take with OTC guaifenesin which works well for a lot of people and is non-sedating. If it's so bad you can't work or function well or sleep there's the possibility of codeine at night but that's a discussion for your doc. Time is the ultimate factor ...Read more
I am getting over bronchitis and really want to get rid of it. I know apple cider vinegar works but will regular vinegar work just as well?
Old wives tale: Vinegar does nothing for this. The brand ot type doesn't matter either. ...Read more
My 6 yr old has mild bronchitis wet coughing still after 7wks bloods normal chest clear how to get rid of the cough 3 courses of amoxciilyn no temp.
I was diagnosed with sinusitis and bronchitis. I took amoxcillan but now my right cheek has swell up and hurts to touch. How do I get rid of swelling?
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