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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

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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What is the best treatment for asthma?

What is the best treatment for asthma?

Depends on severity: Treatment of asthma depends on the severity of the disease in an individual patient, which is determined by frequency of daytime or nighttime symptoms, need for quick relief inhaler, interference with work or exercise and lung function. Mild asthma is treated with a short-acting bronchodilator as needed, but more persistent disease is treated with controller medications taken regularly. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for coughs?

What is the best treatment for coughs?

Need diagnosis...: Cough treatment depends on the etiology of the cough. It could be due to bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip, bronchitis, etc. All these diagnoses have completely different treatments so you should see your doc for eval for any cough lasting more than a week or 2. If it is due to a virus, it should run its course within that time. There are many effective prescription treatments. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for emphysema?

What is the best treatment for emphysema?

Stop smoking!: Stopping smoking and (if needed) wearing oxygen are the two treatments with clear benefits. Weight loss (if overweight), exercise, and inhalers reduce the number of hospitalizations a patient has. Rare causes of emphysema (alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency) can be treated directly, but there is no treatment that reverses the lung injury caused by the disease. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for croup?

What is the best treatment for croup?

Supportive care: Mild croup is often treated with cool mist to the face, or, at home taking the child in a bathroom with steam. If moderate- to- severe, the child may require care in the doctor's office, emergency department or admission to the hospital. Standard treatments may include, among other measures, steroid medication and racemic Epinephrine to alleviate airway obstruction (swelling). ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for sinusitis?

What is the best treatment for sinusitis?

Sinusitis Rx: Sinusitis is primarily treated with an antibiotic like amoxcillin. Other treatments may include a decongestant, either oral or a nose spray (either otc afrin (oxymetazoline) or a prescribed steroid nose spray like flonase). If you use an otc nose spray, be sure to use it only for 3 days. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for sinusitis?

What is the best treatment for sinusitis?

Symptom treatment: For uncomplicated sinusitis symptomatic treatment is recommended after diagnosis by a doctor. Decongestant pills and sprays, nasal washes, analgesics and maybe steroid nasal sprays. Antibiotics are reserved if the patient is not improving, getting worse or if severe. Antibiotics only shorten the length of an infection a small amount. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for athsma?

What is the best treatment for athsma?

Multiple: Treatments for asthma are divided into two categories: preventative and rescue. Preventative medicines include inhaled steroids and singulair (montelukast). Rescue medicines are usually short acting bronchodilators (albuterol). ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for influenza?

What is the best treatment for influenza?

Rest, fluids, and...: ...Fever reducers (aspirin, or acetaminphen) . There are two approved drugs that can reduce symptoms, but only if started within ~24 hours of symptoms. Most people will have a self-resolving illness. But its not fun to have the flu, and the best strategy is prevention. Get your annual flu shot. Wash your hands a lot (during flu season especially). Buy and use hand sanitizer gel. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for bronchitis?

What is the best medication for bronchitis?

None and Many: If Bronchitis is because of Virus other than Influenza; Symptomatic Treatment with Expectorant, sometimes cough suppressant, Throat Lozanges, NSAID, Vit C and Ginger Tea and Turmeric, Echanesia. If due to Bacteria: Antibiotics like PCN, Erythromycin, Ciprofloxacin and Doxicyclin etc. If Due to Allergy: Anti Histaminics and Bronchdilator and avoidance of Allergen ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for mononucleosis?

What is the best treatment for mononucleosis?

Mono: Really is none. Rest, fluids can help. Acyclovir (anti-viral) may speed up recovery, but not a great deal. Vitamins can be important. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acute sinusitis?

What is the best treatment for acute sinusitis?

Saline washes: Acute sinusitis symptoms are similar to an upper respiratory infecion but more severe and includes purulent drainage with sinus and facial pain. It lasts longer than the usual 7-10 days of a normal cold. Saline washes or lavage are very helpful along with topical and oral decongestants. Occasionally antibiotics are needed if the saline washes and decongestants aren't helping. ...Read more

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What is the best alternative treatment for pnuemonia?

What is the best alternative treatment for pnuemonia?

Use mainstream Rx: Untreated pneumonia is often lethal. Use any "alternative" or "complementary" Rx only as an adjunct. There are few pneumonia quacks because the outcome is generally good and it's obvious when the treatment is working. By contrast, "alternative" practitioners thrive on the desperation of cancer victims with more grim outlooks. Be discerning especially about claims that sound too good to be true. ...Read more

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What is the best management for bronchiectasis?

Depends: There are several different causes of bronchiectasis and they would lead to different treatments. It would be best to identify the cause first and then specific treatment recommendations could be made. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for cold?

What is the best treatment for cold?

Boost immunity: 1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day 2. Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week. 3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes daily at noon or Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day (NOW brand is good) 4. Zinc supplement 50 mg/day (NOW brand is good) with food for 7-10 days 5. No milk products for 10-15 days ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for snoring?

What is the best treatment for snoring?

Snoring remedies: Avoid sleeping on your back ( sew a tennis ball into a pocket on the back of a t-shirt) lose weight see and ENT to be sure there aren't any nasal obstructions take medication for allergies use breathe rite strips have a dentist custom make an oral appliance. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hypoxemia?

What is the best treatment for hypoxemia?

Underlying dz: Treatment is directed to the underlying conditions . With CHF diuretics are given. If the pts has COPD then oxygen and nebulized breathing treatments are used ...Read more

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What is the best course of treatment for sinusitus?

Acute or chronic?: Acute may be viral or allergic which usually resolves by managing symptoms. Bacterial fails to, resolve after 10-14 days and needs antibiotics. Chronic comes from interplay between environment, immune system, anatomy, and systemic conditions so each aspect needs to be addressed before deciding on course of therapy. Migraine and reflux often are misinterpreted as sinusitis. Suggest seeing ent. ...Read more