Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
150 Doctors are Online

Diagnosed with bacterial bronchitis. On medication. No fever, having cough, feeling fatigued. What's wrong?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 1979
Answered : 1126 Questions
Diagnosed with bacterial bronchitis 3 weeks ago. Have been on 2 z pak scripts, given an inhaler and pred taper 5 days ago and mucinex DM. No fever but horribly XXXXXXX painful cough. Extremely fatigued and out of work almost entire month of July. What is going on?
Posted Tue, 14 Aug 2012 in Infections
Answered by Dr. Shashi Dangwal 51 minutes later

Thanks for posting your query.

You have already taken a course of antibiotic and a course of oral steroids. There is nothing much that needs to be done now, as you will gradually recover and be your usual self.

You may continue taking mucinex, drink plenty of liquids preferably warm and take steam inhalation, as this will liquefy the sputum, which you may be able to cough out easily.

Do some XXXXXXX breathing exercises. Though you are not asthmatic, inhalers like salbutamol + budecort combination or in the nebulized form may help as airways become hyperactive reactive after a bout of infection.

I suggest you try these for a while. Take care of your nutrition, take a vitamin supplement and have adequate sleep. With these measures, you will soon be on the way to complete recovery.

Please do write back for follow up queries that you may have.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Internal Med Specialist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor