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Bronchitis (Chronic)

Question:

What medical treatments have been effective in treating your case of chronic bronchitis? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: tom, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: March 17

I get bronchitis usually every winter. I take ibuprofen to reduce inflammation and over the counter Ephedra Walgreen brand little yellow pills. Albuterol really helps in the nebulizer with a little drop of myrtle essential oil. At night if the cough is persistent I take a NyQuil but I still get woken up about 2 times to hack and cough it all up. It always takes about 4 to 6 weeks to clear up. Doctor always prescribes an antibiotic but no matter what, you have at least 4 weeks of bronchitis to live with. So hang in there and take steamy showers and breathe steam for relief.

Comment from: jim, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 04

Rest and plenty of water have helped with my chronic bronchitis.

REFERENCES:

COPD Foundation.

American Lung Association. Understanding Chronic Bronchitis.
<http://www.lung.org/lung-disease/bronchitis-chronic/understanding-chronic-bronchitis.html>

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