How is bronchitis treated?

  • antipyretics to lower fever.
  • antibiotics, if bacterial infection is present.
  • Bronchodilators to open up the bronchial passages in the lungs.
  • mucolytics, useful in chronic bronchitis to help thin out and expel thick and sticky mucus from the respiratory tract.
  • oxygen may be needed for very chronic cases.
  • bed rest and increased fluid intake.