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Medication for acute bronchitis if I have bronchitis?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
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In brief: May not need any

Bronchitis is most often caused by viral illnesses and anitbiotics typically do not offer much benefit.
Often, bronchitis/coughing gets worse over 1st week and slowly improves, but may linger on for several weeks. As long as not having high fever, colored phlegm etc...Otc such as mucinex-d/dm, delsym, (dextromethorphan) tussin etc..May help. Fluid, rest, and time will often suffice. If worsen, consult doc. Good luck.

In brief: May not need any

Bronchitis is most often caused by viral illnesses and anitbiotics typically do not offer much benefit.
Often, bronchitis/coughing gets worse over 1st week and slowly improves, but may linger on for several weeks. As long as not having high fever, colored phlegm etc...Otc such as mucinex-d/dm, delsym, (dextromethorphan) tussin etc..May help. Fluid, rest, and time will often suffice. If worsen, consult doc. Good luck.
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