Acute Bronchitis Treatment
If you find yourself feeling ill and not sure if all you have is a cold or something more severe, visit Gwinnett Urgent Care in Suwanee, GA. Our urgent care treats acute bronchitis, sinus infections, sore throats, ear infections, and more. We'll treat your illness right away.
What Is Acute Bronchitis?
Acute bronchitis is a common condition both in the summer and winter months that will bring patients into emergency rooms, urgent care centers, and to primary care offices. Acute bronchitis symptoms may be somewhat varied in its presentation, but often include cough, fever, chills, sore throat, and fatigue.
How Do You Get Acute Bronchitis?
Acute bronchitis can be caused by either a viral or bacterial illness. Our medical providers can determine the most likely cause of the illness and the most effective course of treatment.
Treatment for Acute Bronchitis
Viral bronchitis may require a cough suppressant, antihistamines, decongestants, steroids, or breathing treatments, while bacterial bronchitis, especially those with infection may require all the above medications in addition to an antibiotic regimen specifically selected to target the bacteria causing the condition. Typical acute bronchitis treatment will vary but will usually last 5-7 days.
Is Bronchitis Contagious?
If you have acute bronchitis, you are considered contagious and may need to stay home from work or school for several days. One of the professionals at our walk-in urgent care clinic will be able to answer specific questions like how long you are contagious, how long your bronchitis may last, when and if you should stay home, as well as how long you should be out of work with acute bronchitis.
Over the counter cough medicines and decongestants may help, but if these medicines are ineffective after 3 days, more powerful prescribed medications are often necessary.
Get Treated for Your Illness Today
If you suspect you may have acute bronchitis, come see us today! Whether your symptoms are minor or more progressive, Gwinnett Urgent Care is ready to treat you and help you feel better. We are open seven days a week and accept most insurance plans. Feel free to drop by at your convenience, set up a virtual appointment, or call us for more information.