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Steriods To Treat Bronchitis
Dd has bronchitis and asthma. She on a steriod for cough spasms but still having many spells. She is 5. Anything else can help??
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
After completing a zpak for bronchitis, I find that I am still heavily congested, my doctor put me on the 4mg steroid pk. What is a steroid pk?
My neck and back are sore to the touch after steroid treatment for bronchitis. What could this mean?
Hi I went to urgent care last weekend and got diagnosed with bronchitis. I got an inhaler steroid and z PAC. Im feeling worse now. Is this normal?
5yr/o has viral bronchitis and had steroid shot 5 days ago. He is still coughing and wheezing at times how long does viral last? Could it be bacteria
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
4 years cough congestion bronchitis pneumonia with wheez in lungs 5 days Zithromax & nebulizer 2 day steroid still sick wheezes worried plz help ?
Acute viral bronchitis sill having hacking cough despite treatment with inhaler steroid antibiotic,Dm for four days ,bronchospastic cough what to do?
See Your Physician: At 67,I would advise that you be evaluated by YOUR Physician & if necessary hre or she will refer to chest physician. ...Read more
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
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
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
My mom has been sick 3 weeks.1The dr said she has viral bronchitus. Was on an antibitoic and steroid twice. Ran fever again yesterday. Now rash.
Recheck: 3 weeks is simply too long and the rash is questionable- may be due to illness or medication. Have her rechecked. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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