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Will Broncitis Go Away Without Antibiotics
90% will: Bronchitis is usually viral and doesn't require antibiotics unless someone has underlying lung disease or other serious health problem. 10% of bronchitis is bacterial and helped with antibiotics. It takes usually 3 weeks for bronchitis to go away without antibiotics. Fever that last more than 3 days or shortness of breath are more worrisome. ...Read more
It is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (the larger and medium-sized airways that carry airflow from the trachea into the more distal parts of the lung parenchyma). It may be infectious and require antibiotics, or steroid like meds to help treat it. (it can be acute ...Read more
Would an antibiotic still be in my system? Took the last one yesterday, or should I go back to the Dr to get more? Not over my bronchitis yet.
Maybe doesn't matter: Most antibiotics drop to ineffective levels within 24 hours, but azithromycin (Zithromax, Z-pak), which is often used for bronchitis, lasts 7-10 days. However, it probably doesn't matter. Antibiotics often don't speed clearing of bronchitis; and when they do, probably only the first 5-7 days matters. After that, additional antibiotic usually makes no difference. But check with your doctor. ...Read more
Please help me find a liquid antibiotic to treat strep- pneumonia/bronchitis -it would be going into my new 1-5micron nebulizer. List choices. Thanx!
I have bronchitis was on an antibiotic and i feel like its hard to breathing I have an inhaler it helps some when should I go back to the doctor?
Was on Cipro 4 days, got a cold, nos 7 days have very deep painful cough like broncitis. Do I need different antibiotic?
Depends...: Cipro doesn't affect viral infections. You could use Cipro if your doctor thinks you are experiencing a bacterial PNA after the initial viral infection. If a cipro- resistant bacterial strain is thought to be at play, then a different antibiotic will be used. Finally, the "deep", painful cough, if limited in the upper airway, isn't due to ineffective PNA therapy - talk to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibiotic treatment for acute bronchitis, cough is back after a week.Bad painful with lots of flem sidepain wheezing no voice. Non smoker go back?
Possible relapse: You may be having a relapse. Contact your physician. He may want to take a chest x-ray to find out what's going on. ...Read more
No: Some antibiotics are better than others for bronchitis. Many cases of bronchitis are also viral, meaning antibiotics have no effect and are not necessary. Common antibiotics for bronchitis include the macrocodes and certain penicilliins and quinolones. Do not take antibiotics unless prescribed for you and when given them, take the entire course to avoid resistance issues. ...Read more
Go back to Dr.: It may be possible that your bronchitis is due to a virus which would make the antibiotics useless. Viral infections usually resolve on their own after 1-2 weeks if you are generally healthy. It may also be possible that the antibiotics you were given were not effective against the bacteria. Either way you should go back and see your dr. ...Read more
Depends: Acute bronchitis is seldom due to bacterial infection and antibiotics are not only unnecessary, but contraindicated. For acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis (most often a result of smoking), use of agents which are effective against normal upper respiratory tract flora (hemophilus, streptococci, etc.) is advised. Doxycycline is one of several which are often prescribed. ...Read more
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