How Do Doctors Treat Acute Bronchitis?

Treatment depends on your child’s symptoms and age. If your child’s acute bronchitis is caused by a virus, he should get better on his own with rest and fluids. The doctor will talk with you about which treatments are right for your child.

In most cases, antibiotics will not help your child feel better. Acute bronchitis is usually caused by a virus. Antibiotics kill bacteria, but not viruses.

When Should I Call the Doctor?

Call the doctor if your child’s symptoms do not get better after 2-3 weeks or if his symptoms get worse.

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