The main symptom of bronchitis is a cough that can be dry or with sputum. Its duration is usually more than 3 weeks. In acute course of the disease, there are attacks of coughing that can be accompanied by headache and deterioration of the General condition of the patient.
The disease does not pass without rise of temperature, with a large: 38-39оС. She is accompanied by a fever, sweating, General weakness. Man gets tired quickly, greatly reduced its efficiency. In more severe cases of the disease may experience shortness of breath and even pain in the chest.
When the doctor will summarize all the signs, tests will conduct a thorough examination and diagnose bronchitis, the patient is assigned a special medication that not only focus on the cause of the infection, but symptomatic treatment.
If the cause of the disease is a bacterial flora, antibiotics penicillin. For example, "Augmentin", "Flameclaw", "resorption" are the drugs of choice for infectious disease specialists. If you receive penicillins are not enough, then connect cephalosporins: "Suprax", "Cefazolin", "Cefixime". In mild and average severity form of bronchitis medications are prescribed in pill form or suspension. When bronchitis has already reached severe, then the only way the introduction is considered to be injectable.
In viral cause of bronchitis is most often assigned to the "Viferon", "Genferon ®" or "Kipferon". The duration of treatment in this case is not more than 10 days, the dosage is selected in accordance with the age of the patient.
Since the main symptom of bronchitis is a cough, the doctor appoints expectorants drugs that facilitate the excretion of mucus from the bronchi. "Ambroxol", "Bromhexine" and "Bad" are perfectly cope with this function. They have a soft and reliable action, and "Peculiarities" is enabled for reception children up to year.
For the relief of dyspnea, the doctor prescribes drugs that enhance the bronchi – "Aminophylline", "Topek", "Teotard" aerosol "Salbutamol". A great combination remedy is the syrup of the "Ascoril", which has expectorant and bronchodilator action.
All drugs for treatment of bronchitis should be prescribed by a doctor that is able to optimally choose dose to select the right tool, method of administration and duration of treatment. Patients in any case must not finish the medication or to appoint another.