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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)

An inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi. May be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics, steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can ...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

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What is the quickest way to get rid of bronchitis?

What is the quickest way to get rid of bronchitis?

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

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Is there a way to get rid of bronchitis or calm it?

Is there a way to get rid of bronchitis or calm it?

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's the best treatment to get rid of bronchitis?

What's the best treatment to get rid of bronchitis?

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

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How to get rid of bronchitis congestion?

How to get rid of bronchitis congestion?

Bronchitis: Bronchodilators, oral and inhaled steroids and antibiotics. Read more

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Is keflex 250 mg. 4 times a day a good choice to get rid of bronchitis?

Is keflex 250 mg. 4 times a day a good choice to get rid of bronchitis?

Depends: If you have a chronic pulmonary condition that would make you more vulnerable to complications, then antibiotics may be indicated. For the vast majority of people, antibiotics for just bronchitis is unnecessary. Read more

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What do I do to get rid of bronchitis or a strep throat? : (my friend said my tounge is yellow : (

C ur doctor: You don't know whether it is bronchitis or strep throat, you may need a prescription, so a doctor needs to examine you first, Read more

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Why would a person have bronchitis for. 7 months and not get rid of it?

See a doctor: Smoker could have chronic bronchitis. I believe you need to see a doctor first to confirm the diagnosis " bronchitis". You might have other problem and also better get a chest x-ray. If necessary to get a TB test to rule out tb. Bottom line is to see a doctor. Read more

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How can I get rid of a cough that is lingering from bronchitis?

How can I get rid of a cough that is lingering from bronchitis?

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

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