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How To Cure Bronchitis Quickly
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
Acute?: In acute bronchitis, symptoms include cold symptoms, cough with sputum production, fever, body aches, shortness of breath. If it is due to bacterial infection, antibiotics are used and if it is a viral infection, it will run its course over a few days to week or so. Your doctor can tell the difference. There is no cure for chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. ...Read more
Your body does that: Cough is predominant symptom and vast majority of bronchitis is caused by viral infections and will resolve on its own with or without treatment. Typical course is 7-10 days, but the cough may linger for several wks. If no fever, or nasty/colored sputum, and symptoms are improving, no treatment needed--your body takes care of that. Otc cough syrup/mucinex may help. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Acute or chronic?: Acute bronchitis is caused by infection, usually of either bacterial or viral origin. Acute bronchitis is treated with antibiotics if bacterial origin or symptomatic therapy if viral origin. This treatment will resolve acute bronchitis. There is no cure for chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. ...Read more
Best treatment is time although symptoms may be relieved by various preparations:
benzonatate or Guaifenesin or Codeine or dextromethorphan or combination for cough.
Acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti inflammatory medication for fever or aches.
Other medications may be useful if other symptoms are present. ...Read more
Not really: Usually bronchitis is self limited (meaning that it will get better with time). Surgical intervention is only done if there is a part of the lung that is diseased or has scarring of the airways (known as bronchiectasis). Today we do less surgery for this reason than we used to. ...Read more
Treat the cause: Bronchitis is usually temporary, and caused by a viral infection. If it is chronic, there is a reason - either allergies, or a sinus infection, or smoking or other irritants in the air. Sometimes there is an immune deficiency. If you don't want to use medication, you need to see a pulmonary specialist or allergist to find out if there is a treatable cause and deal with it. If you smoke, stop now. ...Read more
Is bronchitis infectious through kissing? Is there a cure for it? And what are the symptoms of bronchitis?
Infection of airways: Bronchitis is an infection, viral or bacterial, of the upper respiratory tract. Coughing, sore throat, fever and headache are common symptoms. The disease is spread by coughing -as infected respiratory droplets are blasted out into the air. If ur kissing someone who is infected, ur making it easier for the germs to infect u. Luckily ur doc can help with treatment if it is a concern. Ingats. ...Read more
I have allergic bronchitis. Dust allergy is main cause. What can I do to prevent it? Can allergic bronchitis cured completely?
Mite proof encasing: Encasing the mattress, box spring, pillows, and comforter with mite-proof encasing may reduce the mite dropping exposure. Reduction of humidity in the home would help hold the mite population down as well. However these measures alone would not completely solve your problem. You need to see an allergist. ...Read more
Hi my age is 19 year old. I am suffering from allergic bronchitis. Today my pain in left side of head is started. Is it due to flu? How I can cure it?
Hard to say: Without an exam, but given you history of "allergic bronchitis", you are also at risk for allergic rhinosinusitis which can trigger headaches/migraines. If it has only been one day there is always a good probability for a viral infection (cold) so treating it conservatively is reasonable with over the counter analgesics and cold/flu medicines like Robitussin or Benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more
I am suffering from bronchitis for past 12yrs and I am tired of trying every medicine. Like allopathy, homeopathy and Ayurvedic. But it has not cured till now. Is there any permanent solution or I need to give up. Please help.
Wrong Diagnosis: It sounds like you have the wrong diagnosis. Have you seen a Lung expert? ...Read more
If amoxicillin did not work for my bacterial bronchitis, is it prudent that augmentin be prescribed? Would augmentin increase probability of cure?
Do people with lung damage from asthma/repeated bronchitis ever need lung transplants? If so, are they cured of asthma? How bad can lung damage get?
Rarely: Only patients with severe lung damage will need lung transplantation. Lot can be done for COPD using medicines, exercise and not smoking. ...Read more
Been fighting bronchitis, lastnight I had chest tighting when inhale pain upper shoulder in back. Is that inflammation around heart? Cure?
Could be: Possible pericarditis.Get a more detailed answer ›
Went to doctor and was told I have Asthmatic Bronchitis caused by breathing chemical fumes. Could this be cured by itself or take Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack.
40yr old 6' tall & weigh 95kg with acute bronchitis & allergic to dust with running nose & irritating sometimes paining throat. Permnent cure? Thank u
Needs evaluation: There are several types of reaction to dust - you can be truly allergic to different things in dusts, or could simply be having a nonallergic, irritant-type overreaction to it. You might truly have acute bronchitis, or it can be asthma masquerading as bronchitis. The best option is to get an evaluation by an allergist to determine what is really going on and how best to treat it. ...Read more
Your body does that: The vast majority of bronchitis is caused by viral infections and will resolve on its own with or without treatment. Typical course is 7-10 days, but the cough may linger for several weeks. If no fever, or nasty/colored sputum, and symptoms are improving, no treatment needed--your body takes care of that. Otc cough syrup/mucinex may help soothing cough. If worsen, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
M suffering frm bronchititis asthma at d age of 16 bt I m taking levolin inhaler 2puffs 2 times normally n immunity is low how it can be cured fully?
No Cure: Asthma for some people can be a chronic condition. Asthma is not only the squeezing down of your airways but also the inflammation of those airways. If you are only taking Levolin and need this daily, you may need to see a physician to discuss adding a maintenance medication of inhaled steroids daily. This may not be a cure but it will keep your symptoms controlled. ...Read more
No: You blood cell count are no reason to be concerned about. ...Read more
Two types...: There are 2 types of bronchitis: acute and chronic. Acute bronchitis is usually due to an infection in the airways whereas chronic bronchitis is a form of COPD and is typically from smoking. The treatments are different as well so see your doctor if you think you may have a form of bronchitis. ...Read more
A lung infection: Its an infection of the airway tubes in the lungs and can lead to pneumonia if caused by a virus or bacterium. If caused by smoking it can lead to permanent lung damage such as COPD, which is not reversible. Inhaling industrial chemicals and other substances can do the same. Common in miners and other workers, if not protected. ...Read more
Yes...: Acute bronchitis is caused by infection and it is very treatable and is usually not serious. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, can be life-threatening. It is progressive and not curable so smoking cessation is extremely important to avoid the disease or slow progression if already diagnosed with the disease. ...Read more
Acute or chronic...: Acute bronchitis is usually due to an infection. If it is a bacterial infection, antibiotics are usually used but if it is viral, symptoms are treated while the infection runs its course. If it is chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, the treatment consists of bronchodilator and steroid inhalers as well as smoking cessation. Other treatments depend on disease severity. ...Read more