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What Are the Best acute bronchitis Treatments?

A: The best acute bronchitis treatments depend on the cause of the condition. If a person has acute bronchitis that is caused by a virus, he may treat it at home with rest, liquids, a humidifier, and over-the-counter (OTC) medications. If home treatment proves inadequate, however, doctors may prescribe medications called beta2 antagonists to help open up tight, irritated airways. bronchitis caused by bacteria, however, may be best treated with antibiotics. Home care techniques typically make the best acute bronchitis treatments. A person with this condition may apply the same techniques to deal with

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What Exactly Is acute bronchitis?

A: There`s one specific illness that`s particularly present through the winter season, and that`s bronchitis. It is almost always brought on by viruses but it`s documented that there are some bacterial infections that can lead to acute bronchitis. This specific disease generally appears in individuals who have had influenza or even typical cold infections. Additionally, there are other factors, such as: smoking, airborne dirt and dust as well as dangerous chemical substances. You should get correct medical treatment simply because in the event that this disease is neglected you can get bronchial asthma. The signs of acute bronchitis A couple of days after the...


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Should I Take Antibiotics For acute bronchitis?

A: No. Antibiotics will only help to reduce the symptoms of bronchitis and will not help in curing it. The best thing to do is to buy appropriate drugs for bronchitis or visit a health specialist in order to get more information about the disease and also for proper diagnosis of the disease and appropriate monitoring by your doctor. Whether to take antibiotics depends on the cause of the bronchitis. Antibiotics are only effective against bacterial infections and not other causes, such as viral infections or allergic reactions. This decision is ultimately up to your doctor, as you will need a prescription to obtain antibiotics if he or she thinks you need them. acute

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Should I Take Antibiotics For acute bronchitis?

A: No. Antibiotics will only help to reduce the symptoms of bronchitis and will not help in curing it. The best thing to do is to buy appropriate drugs for bronchitis or visit a health specialist in order to get more information about the disease and also for proper diagnosis of the disease and appropriate monitoring by your doctor. Whether to take antibiotics depends on the cause of the bronchitis. Antibiotics are only effective against bacterial infections and not other causes, such as viral infections or allergic reactions. This decision is ultimately up to your doctor, as you will need a prescription to obtain antibiotics if he or she thinks you need them. acute

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Remedy acute bronchitis.

A: bronchitis Home Remedies If you are suffering from acute bronchitis, you should concentrate on getting a medical opinion about your situation rather than trying to cure it yourself. Since bronchitis is a problem that is connected with the lungs, it is important for you to remember that it can be seriously aggravated if neglected or set aside. If you have any sort of infection, this will only increase your suffering and it will take that much longer for your bronchitis to heal. If you are already taking a course of medication, you can use some home remedies that will add to the effect of these medicines. Turmeric powder is an antiseptic and anti fungal substance in...
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What is the treatment for acute bronchitis?

A: Treatment of acute bronchitis consists of symptomatic relief with cough suppressant medication (antitussives), pain relief. . ....


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I was diagnosed with acute bronchitis on Saturday 11/14/09. The Dr. prescribed1000mg of Clarithromyacin taken oncedaily for 10 days, and 40mg of Prednisonetaken daily for 7 days. The prednizone is not allowing me to sleep, plusI''mnot sure it was presc

A: Hi,The prednisolone will help your inflammation to reduce and help you breathe properly. The dose is taperedwhile withdrawal in case a high dose for a long duration is used. But for short term low dose, there is noproblem. bronchitis takes time to heal. So, please stay calm and do deep breathing exercises. Hope this helpsyou. Please keep us posted for any further queries. Take care and regards!...
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acute bronchitis

A: Dear Desley,     First, a disclaimer - I am no doctor, physician. I am a respiratory therapist. It would appear that you are on antibiotics, a steroid and a bronchodilator. Theophylline is not used much here in the states. We used to see it a lot and it is a very potent bronchodilator with potent side effects. Its use necessitates bloodwork to see if it is at therapeutic levels which from what you are saying it is not. Steroids are used for chronic bronchitis. The antibiotics should be helping. It would have been preferable if you would have had a culture and sensitivity done on your sputum and your antibiotics prescribed on that result.     If you are still running a fever, if you find yourself increasingly short of...


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acute bronchitis: Is it contagious?

A: In otherwise healthy people, most cases of acute bronchitis are caused by viral infections — which can spread from person to person through direct and indirect contact. To reduce the risk of ''catching'' bronchitis, wash your hands often or use hand sanitizers regularly. It''s also helpful to get an annual flu vaccination. Many cases of acute bronchitis result from influenza. Sometimes people who have chronic bronchitis or asthma also develop acute bronchitis. When acute bronchitis develops as a complication of a chronic disease, it''s...


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Why do physicians prescribe antibiotics for acute bronchitis?

A: despite the scientific facts? This is a very good question. Apparently, in addition to wanting to offer some help, doctors have several misconceptions. For example, there are no data to support the use of antibiotics when a patient''s history is, ''I''ve had a cough for a week, and now my phlegm has turned green.'' Likewise, there are no data to support the use of antibiotics because of a fever in acute bronchitis, or in the hope of preventing a progression to pneumonia. Another reason why doctors prescribe antibiotics for acute bronchitis is that many patients believe only an antibiotic can cure it. This belief is perhaps best exemplified by the fact that 60 percent of eligible patients...


 
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