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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes recurrent bronchitis despite taking Doxycycline?

I got bronchitis a week before Christmas and took 10 days of doxycycline and was better for about 5 days and relapsedand I am now on a second course of doxycycline for 5 days. I am still coughing and have congestion and fatigue. I am taking benzonate for cough. I think this should be over by now. Shouldn t it? I am getting depressed over this. I am 67 years old. I had pneumonia last Christmas
Fri, 23 Feb 2018
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Dear possible causes for recurrent bronchitis is

2.Irritants:pollution, dust or other air irritants.
3.GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
4.Low immunity status
6.Cystic fibrosis patients etc

Avoid allergen, Avoid cool drinks and freeze water.
Avoid smoking and alcoholism.

Use tab. deriphylline twice a day for five days, tab.azithromycin once a day for five days.

If symptoms not improved please consult your doctor he will examine and treat you accordingly.

Take care
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