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I had bronchitis & my doc gave antibiotics.Im still coughing occasionally. What should I do now?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
2 doctors agree

In brief: If worsens, M.D.

It is actually quite common to have a mild intermittent cough with a respiratory infection.
If you develop prolonged cough, lasting more than three weeks, fever, chills, vomiting or other signs, I would advise seeking medical attention. If you have a history of wheezing, then reactivity of the airway may occur during and following an infection, particularly a viral infection.

In brief: If worsens, M.D.

It is actually quite common to have a mild intermittent cough with a respiratory infection.
If you develop prolonged cough, lasting more than three weeks, fever, chills, vomiting or other signs, I would advise seeking medical attention. If you have a history of wheezing, then reactivity of the airway may occur during and following an infection, particularly a viral infection.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Dr. Louis Cooper
I agree with Dr. Dosanjh, but add the following--if fever present, must be reseen. If wheezing, may need a bronchodilater as ventolin with a spacer. If you smoke, or are around any who smokes, stop and avoid smoke. Drink lots of clear fluids, and if able to use a vaporizer or humidifier, or shower, this will help.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: See doctor...

Sometimes bronchospasm can occur after a bronchitis infection resolves.
You may need a bronchodilator and perhaps a steroid inhaler to completely resolve this residual cough. So, see your doctor again so this treatment can be initiated.

In brief: See doctor...

Sometimes bronchospasm can occur after a bronchitis infection resolves.
You may need a bronchodilator and perhaps a steroid inhaler to completely resolve this residual cough. So, see your doctor again so this treatment can be initiated.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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