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Acute bronchitis no cough. Taking amoxicillian and mucus comes out clear, white, or a little yellow. Use to come out green.Mucus still thick.Opinons?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Treatment...

Acute bronchitis is usually due to a viral or bacterial infection.
A viral infection, not treated with antibiotics since they are ineffective, will run its course on its own within 2 weeks typically. A bacterial infection, typically associated with other symptoms like fever, cough with discolored sputum, body aches., is treated w/ antibiotics and runs its course within 7-10 days or so.

In brief: Treatment...

Acute bronchitis is usually due to a viral or bacterial infection.
A viral infection, not treated with antibiotics since they are ineffective, will run its course on its own within 2 weeks typically. A bacterial infection, typically associated with other symptoms like fever, cough with discolored sputum, body aches., is treated w/ antibiotics and runs its course within 7-10 days or so.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Sounds like bettter

Acute bronchitis can be viral or bacterial.
If thought to be bacterial and antibiotics are given, the mucus will change from green to yellow/white. Chest pt (someone pounds on your back gently to not hurt you but repeatedly& firmly) can help break up the remaining mucus in addition to the mist of a hot shower & guaifenesin.

In brief: Sounds like bettter

Acute bronchitis can be viral or bacterial.
If thought to be bacterial and antibiotics are given, the mucus will change from green to yellow/white. Chest pt (someone pounds on your back gently to not hurt you but repeatedly& firmly) can help break up the remaining mucus in addition to the mist of a hot shower & guaifenesin.
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