Acute

Bronchitis

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lungs, specifically of the bronchial tubes (which permit air to enter the lungs) in the lower respiratory tract. It occurs in two types:

• Acute bronchitis, which generally lasts for 1-3 weeks

• Chronic bronchitis, which is characterized by recurring symptoms over a period of months.

Acute bronchitis is a common condition caused by viral and bacterial infections. In most cases, symptoms are mild, but acute bronchitis may progress to viral pneumonia in some patients. We prescribe acute bronchitis antibiotics to help bacterial infections. In some patients, bronchitis medications cause side effects that can include upset stomach and vomiting. Be sure to inform a Call-On-Doc provider if you are experiencing side effects or allergic reactions in connection with your bronchitis treatment.

Persons suffering from acute bronchitis are usually advised to avoid tobacco smoke (including secondhand smoke) or exposing themselves to other airborne irritants. Some find it helpful to use an indoor humidifier to moisten indoor air. To recover faster, you should get plenty of rest and drink plenty of fluids.

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Frequent cough

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Sore throat

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Chills

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Headaches

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Fatigue

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Mild fever

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Chest congestion

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Persistent wheezing

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Yellow or green mucus

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Whistling sound while breathing

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Sore ribs from prolonged coughing

Acute bronchitis causes typically revolve around common viral infections or can be triggered by what we breathe. The most common include: 

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Rhinoviruses

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Influenza viruses

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Adenoviruses

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RSV

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Coronaviruses

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Parainfluenza viruses

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Cigarette smoke

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Air pollution

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Chemical fumes and dust

Antibiotics

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Zpak

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Cefuroxime

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Augmentin

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Levofloxacin 

Oral and Inhaled Steroids

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Prednisone

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Symbicort

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Qvar

Cough Suppressants

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Tessalon

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Histex

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Bromfed

Other

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Albuterol

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And More!

*We DO NOT treat patients experiencing high fever, chest pain, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

Alongside treatment, plenty of rest, and hydration some tips to help alleviate symptoms include:

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Tea with honey and lemon

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Using a humidifier 

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Gargling saltwater

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Avoiding irritants

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Steam inhalation with eucalyptus oil

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Abstaining from alcohol and smoking

Overall, ongoing management of acute brinchitis focuses on supporting the body's natural healing processes while minimizing factors that can aggravate bronchitis symptoms. This includes:

• Adhering to prescribed medications

• Resting adequately

• Staying well-hydrated

• Avoiding irritants such as smoke and dust

• Using humidifiers or steam inhalation to ease congestion

• Maintaining a healthy diet to support the immune system

• Monitoring symptoms for improvement or worsening and avoid strenuous activities

• Regularly washing hands to help prevent the spread of infection or catching one that might exacerbate the condition

• Following up with healthcare providers if acute bronchitis symptoms persist or intensify

• Avoid close contact with sick individuals

• Monitor daily allergens and air polution

• Quit smoking and avoid secondhand smoke

• Use high-quality air filters 

• Wear a mask in high-risk settings

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