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Will broncitis go away without antibiotics?

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Dr. Lea Danielsen
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In brief: 90% will

Bronchitis is usually viral and doesn't require antibiotics unless someone has underlying lung disease or other serious health problem. 10% of bronchitis is bacterial and helped with antibiotics.
It takes usually 3 weeks for bronchitis to go away without antibiotics. Fever that last more than 3 days or shortness of breath are more worrisome.

In brief: 90% will

Bronchitis is usually viral and doesn't require antibiotics unless someone has underlying lung disease or other serious health problem. 10% of bronchitis is bacterial and helped with antibiotics.
It takes usually 3 weeks for bronchitis to go away without antibiotics. Fever that last more than 3 days or shortness of breath are more worrisome.
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