So I'm not one to take antibiotics unless needed and my doctor told me I have broncitis on Thursday and gave me a prescription. I haven't gotten it yet cause I wanna see if I can tough it out. If I don't get the meds what's the worst that will happen!? I read that broncitis can go away on its own and most doctors don't give a prescription cause its a virus? Any thoughts? Thanks
I'm no doctor, but i would think that not taking the meds would just cause you to stay sick, maybe not forever, but def longer. And I don't know what the worst thing could be... death, maybe? Blessings - Blu
The doctor wouldn't have prescribed the antibiotics if you didn't need them.
He also came to conclusion that you have a bacterial infection and need the antibiotic.
The bronchitis could turn into pleurisy or pneumonia. Pleurisy is very painful when breathing. You don't have to have a cough with pneumonia and a lot of people do die from it.
If you feel you do not want to take the antibiotics, then stay at home and away from other people. Keep very warm and do not get chilled.
Do steam inhalations. A bowl of hot water with Vick or olbas oil and cover your head with a towel over the bowl and breathe the steam in. Take care not to get scalded.
You can apply Vick to your chest and also take pain relief as recommended on the packet and also to help reduce any fever.
Drink plenty of warm drinks.
Personally, I would take the antibiotics as prescribed.
I think that it's best to stick to what the Dr. recommends. I know it can be scary to consume medications because of the chemicals that make it up, but antibiotics have been tested and they have been proven to help.
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