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Acute bronchitis is a common condition characterized by a persistent cough, often lasting 1-3 weeks. It's often preceded by upper respiratory tract infection or the common cold caused by a respiratory virus and occasionally by a bacterial infection.
Symptoms of Bacterial Bronchitis
Coughing up mucus that may be yellow or green
Runny and stuffy nose starting a few days before the chest congestion
Feeling run-down or tired
Sore ribs from prolonged periods of coughing
Wheezing or a whistling sound while breathing
Available treatment options
Antibiotics (Zpak, Cefuroxime, Augmentin, Levofloxacin)
Oral and Inhaled steroid (Prednisone, Symbicort, Qvar)
Cough suppressant (Tessalon, Histex, Bromfed)
*We DON'T treat patients experiencing high fever, chest pain, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.