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What can I do for bronchitis and breathing difficulties?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

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If you have acute bronchitis, your doctor will determine if it is due to bacteria, which needs antibiotics or virus, where symptoms are treated.
If you have chronic bronchitis, a form of COPD usually due to smoking, bronchodilator and steroid inhalers are given and oxygen, if the oxygen level is low. Shortness of breath can be life-threatening so see doctor today if you are short of breath!

In brief: See doctor...

If you have acute bronchitis, your doctor will determine if it is due to bacteria, which needs antibiotics or virus, where symptoms are treated.
If you have chronic bronchitis, a form of COPD usually due to smoking, bronchodilator and steroid inhalers are given and oxygen, if the oxygen level is low. Shortness of breath can be life-threatening so see doctor today if you are short of breath!
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