Acute bronchitis is a common condition characterized by a persistent cough, often lasting 1-3 weeks. Most cases of acute bronchitis go away on their own. We recommend rest, increased fluid intake, a cough suppressant and/or a pain reliever. A humidifier or steam may also help. Because viruses cause most cases, antibiotics are not generally used.
It's often preceded by upper respiratory tract infection or the common cold caused by a respiratory virus and occasionally by a bacterial infection.
We do NOT treat patients experiencing high fever, chest pain, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing