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How do medications work to treat bronchitis?
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Acute? Chronic?
Acute bronchitis is caused by infection, usually either bacterial or viral.
If there is a bacterial infection, antibiotics are used to eradicate it. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is typically treated with bronchodilators to relieve bronchospasm and steroid inhalers to reduce inflammation as well as smoking cessation to slow disease progression and prevent further complications.

In brief: Acute? Chronic?
Acute bronchitis is caused by infection, usually either bacterial or viral.
If there is a bacterial infection, antibiotics are used to eradicate it. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is typically treated with bronchodilators to relieve bronchospasm and steroid inhalers to reduce inflammation as well as smoking cessation to slow disease progression and prevent further complications.
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