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Could antibiotics help viral bronchitis?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: No

No viral bronchitis has to run it's course - symptomatic relief is given with cough suppressants and decongestants.

In brief: No

No viral bronchitis has to run it's course - symptomatic relief is given with cough suppressants and decongestants.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Craig Brown
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: No

No. They cannot help a virus, but at the time of diagnosis we are never able to tell if the bronchitis is bacterial or viral so we commonly prescribe an antibiotic.

In brief: No

No. They cannot help a virus, but at the time of diagnosis we are never able to tell if the bronchitis is bacterial or viral so we commonly prescribe an antibiotic.
Dr. Craig Brown
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