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Why would my doctor prescribe prednisone and antibiotics for bronchitis ?
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Dr. Craig Brown
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Assist breathing
Bronchitis could cause a tight sensation in the chest.
Prednisone is a steroid that works to open up the bronchioles. Prednsione can sometimes help to improve the tight sensation. It also helps to improve wheezing if it is heard on physical examination.

In brief: Assist breathing
Bronchitis could cause a tight sensation in the chest.
Prednisone is a steroid that works to open up the bronchioles. Prednsione can sometimes help to improve the tight sensation. It also helps to improve wheezing if it is heard on physical examination.
Dr. Craig Brown
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
In brief: Treatment...
Acute bronchitis is typically due to an infection so, if a bacterial infection is the etiology, antibiotics would be prescribed.
And, if you have bronchospasm or airway inflammation from the bronchitis, steroids are used to decrease airway inflammation and resolve bronchospasm.

In brief: Treatment...
Acute bronchitis is typically due to an infection so, if a bacterial infection is the etiology, antibiotics would be prescribed.
And, if you have bronchospasm or airway inflammation from the bronchitis, steroids are used to decrease airway inflammation and resolve bronchospasm.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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