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Doctor insights on: Steriods To Treat Bronchitis

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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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Prescribed steroid & antibiotic for asthma and/or bronchitis. Took antibiotic by mistake, I wanted steroid first. Not helping. Do I need to finish it?

Prescribed steroid & antibiotic for asthma and/or bronchitis. Took antibiotic by mistake, I wanted steroid first. Not helping. Do I need to finish it?

No: Antibiotic is not usually indicated for asthma. In the case of asthma exacerbation , oral steroid is often needed. I note that you have not been on any asthma controller drug such as inhaled steroid nor does your record show having a rescue inhaler for asthma. I think you should consult an allergist to get your asthma better managed. ...Read more

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Can redness of face and neck come from a allergic reaction to steroid pack, taken for bronchitis?

Can redness of face and neck come from a allergic reaction to steroid pack, taken for bronchitis?

It's not an allergy: Redness and facial flushing are known side effects of the steroid medications. It is not an allergy. In fact, steroids are often used to treat allergic reactions. ...Read more

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My neck and back are sore to the touch after steroid treatment for bronchitis. Why could this be?

My neck and back are sore to the touch after steroid treatment for bronchitis. Why could this be?

Depends : You were probably coughing really hard, short of breath maybe wheezing. At any rate you were pretty sick i bet. We're you laying around too?! all of these things can make your neck and back sore. ...Read more

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I was prescribed a steroid for bronchitis. Can a steroid cause negative effects on a fetus if taken during conception or early pregnancy?

Mgt: It is best to try to avoid oral steroids unless otherwise indicated. From your description, an inhaled form or LABA/inhaled steroid combination is an alternative to further discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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My daughter was diagnosed last Sunday, January 3rd with Strep and Bronchitis. She was put on a 10 day dosage of Amoxicillin and a 5 day dosage of a steroid. Her fever was staying around 103. She visited the ER, per her pedi on Tuesday, January 5th, becaus

My daughter was diagnosed last Sunday, January 3rd with Strep and Bronchitis. She was put on a 10 day dosage of Amoxicillin and a 5 day dosage of a steroid. Her fever was staying around 103. She visited the ER, per her pedi on Tuesday, January 5th, becaus

ER appropriate : She may have a complication of a strep throat like spread of infection into the surrounding tissues or even into blood, or the diagnosis may be something else (there are many causes of sore throat and rapid tests are imperfect). So going to the ER is the appropriate thing to do. Good luck. Your question was truncated. Answered as best as I could. Thank you. ...Read more

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4 years cough congestion bronchitis pneumonia with wheez in lungs 5 days Zithromax & nebulizer 2 day steroid still sick wheezes worried plz help ?

4 years cough congestion bronchitis pneumonia with wheez in lungs 5 days Zithromax & nebulizer 2 day steroid still sick wheezes worried  plz help ?

The treatment: may be insufficient and she may need additonal medications like used for asthma. May need her antibiotic to be change to another kind depending the sputum culture result. Also a chest x-ray is in order. Call her pediatrician or seek a pediatrician's attention. ...Read more

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Y'all know the cordizolne steroid shots docs give u when u have like bronchitis well I got 5 this year how many is ok? It's Depo-Provera Medrol (methylprednisolone) 20 mg. I thk

Y'all know the cordizolne steroid shots docs give u when u have like bronchitis well I got 5 this year how many is ok? It's Depo-Provera Medrol (methylprednisolone) 20 mg. I thk

Asthma Specialist: If a person needs more than 3 treatments with cortisone-type steroids for asthma-type coughing or wheezing symptoms, he can see an asthma/allergy specialist. These specialists are sometimes lung doctors and sometimes allergy doctors. They can do lung testing and help put the person on preventive medications to try to prevent recurrent illnesses, so fewer treatments of steroids will be needed. ...Read more

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Just finished Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 4 strep, now diagnosed w bronchitis/possible early pneumonia given a zpack, steroid pack. Worried bout takin new anti so soon?

Just finished Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 4 strep, now diagnosed w bronchitis/possible early  pneumonia given a zpack, steroid pack. Worried bout takin new anti so soon?

Don't be: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a bit overkill for Strep. I't's almost always responsive to Zpack and regular 'cillins. Perhaps, if you got pneumonia soon after finishing Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate), your doctor was concerned about resistance to Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Zpack and its cousins are recommended for community-acquired pneumonia, some of which are resistant to penicillin . Hope u get well soon. ...Read more

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Bronchitis diagnosed fen 21 given injections of antibiotic and steroid given z pack albuterol and Robitussin (guaifenesin) AC stll coughing up very yellow mucus an?

Time for a diagnosis: 90% of all cases of bronchitis are viral and don't require this much medication for relief. The symptoms can take a while to resolve especially if there are underlying conditions. With continued symptoms, it would be worth a "re-look" to make sure something is not being overlooked. Some possibilities are pertussis, bacterial infection not covered by azithromycin. Think sputum culture ; x-ray. ...Read more

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How to treat bronchitis?

How to treat bronchitis?

Bronchitis: Bronchitis is usually treated with antibiotics. Occasionally bronchodilators (albuterol) and oral steroids are added. ...Read more

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How to treat bronchitis?

How to treat bronchitis?

Cause dependent: This is dependent upon the cause. MOST bronchitis cases are viral and just need time and rest to heal. If it has gone over into bacterial, then antibiotics might be helpful or even necessary to get rid of it. Your MD can make that call. ...Read more

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What meds treat acute bronchitis?

What meds treat acute bronchitis?

Depends...: If acute bronchitis is due to bacterial infection, then antibiotics are usually prescribed. If there is a viral etiology, treatment is aimed at symptom management while the infection runs its course. ...Read more

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How is chronic bronchitis treated?

How is chronic bronchitis treated?

Treatment...: Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is typically treated with bronchodilator and steroid inhalers as well as supplemental oxygen if the oxygen level in the blood is low. Smoking cessation is a necessary part of treatment. There is no cure but symptoms can be managed with therapy so see your doctor for specific treatment as well as diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do you treat chronic bronchitis?

How do you treat chronic bronchitis?

Avoid the cause(s): Cigarettes and pollution are the two biggest contributors. Stop one and avoid the other as much as you can. Treatment is symptomatic; bronchodilators if you are short of breath, steroid inhalers for people who have frequent "exacerbations", antibiotics and oral steroids for acute exacerbations, and yearly influenza vaccination to reduce risk of serious illness. Oh, and did i mention "no smoking?". ...Read more

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What can you do to treat bronchitis in infants?

What can you do to treat bronchitis in infants?

Bronchitis: Bronchitis is a loose term thrown around to indicate chest infection. "Bronchitis" in children is a viral infection typically treated supportively. I believe you may mean bronchiolitis which indicates a viral infection in the small airways of the lungs. This can be observed with no medication, but may require nebulizer medications. If you need more info, please request virtual consult. ...Read more

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How can you treat bronchitis or coughing up pleghms?

How can you treat bronchitis or coughing up pleghms?

Mucolytic meds: Generally in smokers it is common to have chronic bronchitis and they may require prescription medications. Acute bronchitis or the occasional phlegm may initially be treated with Guaifenesin (mucinex (guaifenesin) or robitussin), if the phlegm appears yellow to green and thick it may require the addition of an antibiotic by your doctor. Colored mucous, chest pain, fever should prompt a doctor visit. ...Read more

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If I develop chronic bronchitis, how will it be treated?

If I develop chronic bronchitis, how will it be treated?

Depends: This is a tough question to answer as there are may different treatments depending on the presenting symptoms. The triggers, prior treatments, and any other underlying medical conditions. ...Read more

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Any suggestions about how to treat bronchitis naturally?

Any suggestions about how to treat bronchitis naturally?

Symptom relief: Bronchitis is usually the result of a viral infection, so it goes away by itself. Treatment is directed at symptoms, with cough medicines or sometimes bronchodilators. In most cases, antibiotics aren't helpful. ...Read more

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Please suggest what ideas do you give me to treat my bronchitis?

Please suggest what ideas do you give me to treat my bronchitis?

Bronchitis Tx.: 95% of the time, acute bronchitis is a viral infection, so the mainstay of treatment would be steroids, usually taken in pill form. For the minority of cases that could be bacterial, we tend to add in an antibiotic, like Zithromax or Levaquin, (levofloxacin) to be complete. However, the steroid is the real mandatory part of the treatment, ...Read more

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I have Bronchitis and have been treated but I still have a cough some productive and some not should I see my dr. again no pain at all.

I have Bronchitis and have been treated but I still have a cough some productive and some not should I see my dr. again no pain at all.

May: be. Cough may persist after treatment for a week or two. If you smoke that may even prolong the cough. You did not state your treatment. if bronchospasm was part of your presentation an brochodilator inhaler may be helpful. ...Read more

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How do I treat bronchitis ?

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

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How do you treat bronchitis?

Depends on cause: Bronchitis can be viral or bacterial. Viruses take time to resolve. Bacterial infections can go away on their own, but sometimes needs antibiotics. Depending on your other health history, like smoking and presence of other lung disease like asthma or copd, your doctor may consider treatment of bronchitis. ...Read more

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How can a person treat bronchitis?

How can  a person treat bronchitis?

Acute or chronic?: Acute bronchitis, due to an infection, is treated with antibiotics if due to bacterial infection and symptom control if due to virus. If you have chronic bronchitis, a form of COPD usually due to smoking, the treatment includes bronchodilator and steroid inhalers and oxygen therapy, if the oxygen level is low. So, see your doctor so the type of bronchitis can be diagnosed and treatment rendered. ...Read more