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Bronchitis and Mucinex

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Bronchitis Symptoms and Causes

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes, the airways that carry air to your lungs. It causes a cough that often brings up mucus. It can also cause shortness of breath, wheezing, a low fever, and chest tightness. There are two main types of Bronchitis: acute and chronic.

Most cases of acute Bronchitis get better within several days. But your cough can last for several weeks after the infection is gone.

The same viruses that cause colds and the flu often cause acute Bronchitis. These viruses spread through the air when people cough, or though physical contact (for example, on unwashed hands). Being exposed to tobacco smoke, air pollution, dusts, vapors, and fumes can also cause acute Bronchitis. Less often, bacteria can also cause acute Bronchitis.

To diagnose acute Bronchitis, your health care provider will ask about your symptoms and listen to your breathing. You may also have other tests.

Treatments include rest, fluids, and aspirin (for adults) or acetaminophen to treat fever. A humidifier or steam can also help. You may need inhaled medicine to open your airways if you are wheezing. Antibiotics won't help if the cause is viral. You may get antibiotics if the cause is bacterial.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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i losing weight doctor say i might have bonchitis

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I took mucinex dm maximum strength last night around 2:30 am because i couldn't stop coughing and it the cough wasn't letting me go to sleep..someone from the pharmacy at walgreens recommended it..anyways around 6:30 am i started

<span style='color: #808080;'>I would like to share my experience with anyone that can read this.I have Fibromyalgia.I use guaifenesin to expell all the calcium phosphates from my body.I have been taking it over 6 years.Mucinex pretty much has

I started taking MuccinexD yesterday. I didnt know if it was just me being sick or if it was the medicine until I called the on call doctor. I got bad diarreah, and everytime I got up I felt dizzy and almost outside myself. It

Liquid Poop... took just ONE pill at 1:00pm and on the toilet 4 times already and it has only been 2 hours since i took it... i sure hope this goes away. Well i know the bottle is cause I'm not taking it again. It's fu

<strong>I have COPD/emphysema... and a few months ago I used Mucinex to try and help clear me up but, I didn't know at that time..it only made it worse. I was taken to ER. Just last week I started having trouble breathing and coughin up the gar

1st time taking Musinex DM. On a red eye flight. Worst experience ever. About 2 hrs. of taking this Musinex DM I woke up with tingling all over my body, sweating profusely, nausa, and can't think clean.. It lasted around 9 hours. I prayed for this da

38 yr old female within a few hours after taking mucinex d i began feeling frusterated, impatient,aggitated, short tempered, and felt overall not myself. i had to put my 1 and 3 year olds to bed early to avoid them dealing with m

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Advair... This was in thesummer of 2004. I had walking pnemonia. Advaid made it worse. I started getting headaches, I couldn't breath and developed bronchitis I coughed all the time. After taking it and for the next four years,I w

After taking the tablets two days, starting seeing blood in urine, by 3rd day, urine was nothing but blood. I was give this for bronchitis

DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICATION, YOU CAN DIE.... THIS SHOULD BE TAKEN OFF i AM 27 YEARS OLD I TOOK THIS BECAUSE MY DOCTOR SAID I MIGHT BE GETTING BRONCHITIS, 5-10 MINUTES AFTER I TOOK IT, I STARTED SHAKING, I COULDN'T BREATH, I COUNDN'T MOVE, AND I HAD

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HELLO TO ALL, I was diagnosed with bronchitis 2 weeks ago took a 7 day antibiotic stared feeling a lot better 2weeks after and now i'm sick all over again runny nose congested lungs feel like their boiling inside me coughing up flame but c

Hello, I have been diagnosed with bronchitis. Dr. prescribed Azithromycin in 08/21/2010 (250 mg) 6 doses-five days. today is 09/10/2010, and i still experiencing some of the side effects

Hi Every Body, Likewise others, i would also like to share my bad experience withTivanic. I was suffering from Bronchitis, which had prolonged and eventually My physician has to prescribe me Tivanic. 1st 2 days were normal, but then I had

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I am a 31 year old female. I weigh 125 lbs. I took Enbrel on and off for about 3 years for chronic psoriasis. Towards the end of my last treatment and since, I have been diagnosed with chronic accute bronchitis, chronic

Bronchitis Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
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