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For acute bronchitis treatment, would Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help?

For acute bronchitis treatment, would Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help?

Bronchitis: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine, used for allergic reactions. If you truly have bronchitis, you may need an antibiotic, but also would benefit from a mucolytic, such as Mucinex or similar, to thin the mucus secretions and clear them. I suggest you see your provider to determine most appropriate treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (airways that carry air from the trachea to the more distal parts of the lungs, or bronchioles). Bronchitis may be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can be acute or chronic. The latter is usually associated with smoking and may be part of COPD. Both acute and chronic bronchitis can lead to other serious conditions, including pneumonia with ...Read more


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Have acute bronchitis after cold, how do you know when do you need to see a Dr for this? Does it usually pass with at home treatment?

Have acute bronchitis after cold, how do you know when do you need to see a Dr for this? Does it usually pass with at home treatment?

2weeks: as long as your symptoms are mild give it two weeks to pass on it's own it usually does get better on its own. Symptoms are severe short of breath and fever more than 101 and seek immediate medical attention ...Read more

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Infertile because of kartagener syndrome. Is there any treatment for this . I really wants to be dad . Also have acute bronchitis.

Infertile because of kartagener syndrome. Is there any treatment for this . I really wants to be dad . Also have acute bronchitis.

Yes. ICSI: Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (icsi) provides an effective treatment modality for patients even with the severest forms of male factor infertility, such as kartagener syndrome. ...Read more

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1.Acute bronchitis, 2.Allergic rhino laryngitis, CT scan report:mild mucosal thickening in bilateral maxillary sinuses.Still same prb after treatment.

1.Acute bronchitis, 
2.Allergic rhino laryngitis, CT scan report:mild mucosal  thickening in bilateral maxillary sinuses.Still same prb after treatment.

Allergy testing: In allergic rhinitis, it would not be unusual to only have mild mucosal thickening on ct scan. That's good news... You don't have sinusitis or some other process going on! if 3-4 weeks of regular nasal steroid spray doesn't help, (must be used as prescribe to work) then you may want to see an allergist for formal allergy testing. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for upper airway infection?

What is the treatment for upper airway infection?

Antibiotics tylenol (acetaminophen): Antibiotics are not effective in fighting viral infections. However, antibiotics are appropriate if the health care practitioner suspects that a bacterial infection exists. In some cases, where there is significant inflammation of the upper airways, for example croup in infants and children, corticosteroid medications such as prednisone. ...Read more

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Treatment for bronchitis and tonsillitis for 2years old child?

Treatment for bronchitis and tonsillitis for 2years old child?

INFECTION ...?: Both sounds infection, by virus or bacteria. If mild, there can be low grade fever, cough, poor oral intake. Make sure the child drinks enough fluid, use a humidifier in the room, keep nose clean. With these 2 diagnosis you made: the child needs to be seen by a qualified medical personnel of a doctor. ...Read more

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2 weeks ago I had asthma and recovered. Still coughing. When will bronchitis go away? Any treatment without medication? I use inhaler here and there.

2 weeks ago I had asthma and recovered. Still coughing. When will bronchitis go away? Any treatment without medication? I use inhaler here and there.

Still have asthma: If you have asthma and had an attack 2 weeks earlier, you still have the4 disease. Prolonged bronchitis, in many cases, is actually asthma. So, if you still have problems, you need to be on an inhaled steroid and broncho-dilator. Anyway, if you have never seen an asthma specialist AND are taking appropriate medication, you should see one. Taking an inhaler here and there won't cut it. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for bronchitis?

What is the best treatment for bronchitis?

Depends....: There are 2 types of bronchitis: acute and chronic, each with different therapies. Acute bronchitis is usually due to either a bacterial or viral infection of the airways. The bacterial infection is treated with antibiotics while the viral infection is treated symptomatically only as antibiotics don't treat viruses. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is treated w/ inhalers, oxygen if needed, etc. ...Read more

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Which is the best treatment for bronchitis?

Which is the best treatment for bronchitis?

Acute or chronic?: Acute bronchitis is almost always viral. Recurrent or recrudescent bronchitis is usually associated with smoking or environmental pollution. The management will differ depending upon what is going on. See a doctor and get evaluated and appropriately managed. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of bronchitis and treatment?

What are symptoms of bronchitis and treatment?

couh ,fever: Symptoms include cough , mild fever, body aches, headache, wheezing . Treatment depends on bacteria or viral includind support med for cough , for fever , for body aches.It is best to see doctor to evaluat you and give proper med. ...Read more

Dr. Ravi Chand
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Upper Airway Infection (Definition)

The common cold generally involves a runny nose, nasal congestion, and sneezing. You may also have a sore throat, cough, headache, or other symptoms. Over 200 viruses ...Read more