What Are the Treatments of Acute Bronchitis?

Q:
What are the treatments of acute bronchitis?

A:
Bronchitis goes away on its own within a couple of weeks most of the time. However, since acute bronchitis is usually caused by cold, flu viruses, or rarely bacteria, your doctor may give you antibiotics. If you have asthma, allergies, or you’re wheezing, your doctor might suggest an inhaler, which helps open up your airways and makes it easier to breathe.

Drink lots of fluids, get plenty of rest, and avoiding smoke and fumes to relieve the symptom. A non-prescription pain reliever may help with body aches. Your doctor may also prescribe an expectorant to help loosen mucus so it can be more easily coughed up.

 

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