How Is Acute Bronchitis Treated?
Treatment for bronchitis usually includes home remedies discussed such as drinking plenty of fluids, quitting smoking, getting plenty of rest, and taking over-the-counter fever reducers.
Over-the-counter cough medications are rarely useful and in some young children may be harmful.
Antibiotics are rarely prescribed because most cases of bronchitis are caused by viruses, which do not respond to antibiotics.
If symptoms are severe enough to see a doctor, patients may be prescribed medications, including:
- Inhaled bronchodilators
- Expectorant cough medications