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What are treatment options for bronchitis?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: Treatment...

Acute bronchitis is usually due to either a bacterial or viral infection.
If due to bacteria, antibiotics are used whereas if it is due to a virus, symptom management is employed. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is treated with smoking cessation, bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. Oxygen is prescribed if the oxygen level is low enough to warrant this therapy.

In brief: Treatment...

Acute bronchitis is usually due to either a bacterial or viral infection.
If due to bacteria, antibiotics are used whereas if it is due to a virus, symptom management is employed. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is treated with smoking cessation, bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. Oxygen is prescribed if the oxygen level is low enough to warrant this therapy.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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