Treating acute bronchitis


Cough bronchitis treatments include:

  1. Antibiotics (according tot he preference of the physician (either a macrolide, or an antibiotic belonging to the penicillin group).
  2. A medication which serves to dissolve and thus help the patient remove the secretions from their bronchi (this type of medication is called mucolytic, or expectorant).
  3. Vitamins.

If the patient is suffering from a very dry and severe cough, an anti-histamine may be used during the first few days in order to lower the coughing reflex.

The medication should not be used for much longer, since it stops the bronchial secretions from being ejected, which is crucial for a speedy recovery.

At times, broncho-dilators may be used if the patient is suffering from moderate respiratory distress.

Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 24 Jan 2018
Medical Author: Dr. med. Diana Hysi