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Suggest Treatment For Chronic Bronchitis

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Posted on Wed, 30 Nov 2016
Question: Bronchitis (acute or chronic), the most common cause of coughing up blood. Hemoptysis due to bronchitis is rarely life-threatening My wife was recently diagnosed with bronchitis. Given bronchitis was seen as viral - the doctor only prescribed Mucuniex-D and plenty of rest. Recently, she saw some pink blood signs in mucus Should we be concerned and suggested remedy?My wife was recently diagnosed with bronchitis.
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
No need to worry.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. If the infection has been diagnosed to be viral, antibiotics are not required. Mucinex D is right to be given. I do not think that you need to get apprehensive or concerned. However, I would insist for nebulization with normal saline. It will hydrate the respiratory tract and would help in diluting the cough and would thus provide relief. Steam inhalation is a good alternative of nebulization.

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Suggest Treatment For Chronic Bronchitis

Brief Answer: No need to worry. Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. If the infection has been diagnosed to be viral, antibiotics are not required. Mucinex D is right to be given. I do not think that you need to get apprehensive or concerned. However, I would insist for nebulization with normal saline. It will hydrate the respiratory tract and would help in diluting the cough and would thus provide relief. Steam inhalation is a good alternative of nebulization. Regards