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 I be waking up everynight at 3 in the morning for the past few days wat does that mean?
wat does it mean ......


 If u have had clahmydia before can it reoccur?
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 Have you had a child who grew out of asthma?
My twins are getting ready to turn five. They were born five weeks early and as a result have asthma. They mainly have attacks when they get colds or are the least bit congested and are on Pulmicort, ...


 Plz someone tell me permenant cure for cold,sneezing,weezing and nasal block?
hello,am 23year old ,i dont have any bad habits like smoking and drinking,past 7-8 years am suffering from sevier cold,weezing,nasalblock and sneezing,i tried hallopathy,homeopathy,ayurvedic,but all ...


 Why do I hear a crackling noise when I breathe in/out only when laying down.?
Been suffering from a cough, fever and low energy for 3 days. I went to the doctor yesterday. He game me some antibiotics and decongestants. I only noticed the crackling thing in the morning while ...


 Wife very ill for 5 yrs. Unable to diagnose. Where can we turn?
My wife's doctor's cannot find the cause of her maladys. Is there anyone that knows of places we can contact for help?
This case is difficult. (Endocrynology)
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 When is it safe to travel after a pulmonary embolism?
A friend visiting from Europe developed a pulmonary embolism after a surgery. She has been started on a blood thinner. When is it safe for her to fly back home?...


 What's the best way to rid of a sore throat??
Help!!! I have a seriority party to go to Friday and this morning i woke up with the biggest sore throat of my life. I can't even drink my own saliva because it hurts sooooo much. Or eat! I also ...


 How do i get rid of bronchial infections?
how do i clear catarh when antibiotics dont work.i get chest infections every 3 months.this one wont shift.im 56 and dont smoke.had exrays....


 How do I treat my annoying cough?
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 Doctors found a spot on my lung on a ct scan. What could it be?
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 Is it ok to swim if you have bronchitis?
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 Effects of human consumption of drywall?
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 What is pneumonia?
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 Any Ex- Smokers?
Realizing it may take several attempts before success can be claimed (I'm speaking from experience)...
How did you do it?
Cold turkey?
The patch?
Gum?

I'd ...


 Smoking weed have effect on blood testing ?
i just recently smoked weed 2 days ago and i have a blood test in 2 days.. im getting checked for something if my liver is ok, will it show up on my test that i was smoking?...


 I have a sore throat & runny nose. & I have a date toniite... HELP!?
as i said i have a sore throat and runny nose. what can i do to make it go away before tonight for my date??...


 What nose infection causes me to have phlegm and smells awful?
the smelly part happens everytime i bend over to pick something up or pet my dog.(and no....its not my dog) it is an awful smell....


 Is it likely that I'd get asthma for the first time in my 50s?
I have had a persistent cough for about a month and when I cough too much I start to wheeze. This has been diagnosed by various drs differently. At the moment, they are saying it is a chest infection ...


 Hey Dr Frank - whats the first early symptoms of lung cancer?
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jalady
Why does my doctor prescribe predisone and antibiotics for bronchitis ?
                     




Citizen1984
Oral pretension is used to stop severe allergic reactions like asthma where sometimes it's the only thing that works. Do you use any steroid inhalers or take tablets?

My doctor only gives me tablets (I presume you are talking about prednisone tablets and not an inhaler) for emergencies. It's a bad to take the tablets for any prolonged period of time, but they beat the hell out of dying if you really need them.

You should see a doctor who specializes in cardio/pulmonary essays. They are usually up on the latest treatments for lung diseases. There are a lot of options. If your getting your treatment from your GP you should see a specialist and review your options.

I'm not a doctor, but if you have not seen a specialist in a few years it's a good idea to do so.


brendacott
SHORT N SWEET
Pretension reduces the swelling in the lining of the bronchial tubes. Antibiotic is used as a preventive.


Bronchitis- Bronch=pertaining to the bronchus in the lungs
itis= edema or swelling


mafi@
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cause his your doctor just trust him


busybee2
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prednisone is an anti-inflammatory that will help clear up the inflammation in the bronchi that is contributing to the bronchi spasms and the mucus in reaction to the spasms..the antibiotic is because he may think you are in danger of the bronchitis going into pneumonia.


Booby Trap
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Prednisone is an anti-inflammatory and prevents release of substances that cause inflammation. Antibiotics treat infection.


Happy go Lucky:)
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Bronchitis is an infection in your air way, so that's why you need antibiotics. The predisone is a steriod that helps relax the airway.


jkrmn
That is a good question. But only your doctor can answer the question. There are lots of doctors who would not prescribe those things. So you best ask your doctor.

I have had recurring bronchitis just about every year for the past 45 years or more until this year. Many times the doctors I went to prescribed antibiotics. It didn't make any difference. If I took the antibiotics or didn't take them it took me just as long to get over the bronchitis.

Your doctor will probably say that he prescribed antibiotics just in case it helps, just in case your condition was caused by a bacterial infection and not a viral infection, etc. Anyway, see the 1st link below as to why doctors should not prescribe antibiotics for bronchitis.

Prednisone is prescribed to treat the inflammation associated with bronchitis which is an inflammatory condition & would be more likely to be prescribed if your bronchitis was diagnosed to be asthmatic-bronchitis. However, I believe that drugs are not the best choice. See the 2nd link below for side affects associated with this drug.

Personally I refuse to take any drugs and choose to research any and all alternatives first.

There are probably a number of non-drug treatments available but the one I read about just recently involves the use of an enzyme called serrapeptase which is reportedly effective for all inflammatory conditions like bronchitis. To read about this see the 3rd and 4th links below. Plus the 5th link provides a link where the enzyme is available for a lower price.

If you really want to get healthy read what it says about eating seafood at the last link.


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