Bronchitis Specialist Q & A
Do you or does someone in your family have bronchitis? We can treat it here at Ahava Medical & Rehab. Come see us today for a bronchitis specialist in Liberty, NY.
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You might suspect you or a loved one has bronchitis, or maybe you’ve had it before and are sure you have it now. Regardless, we can help you here at Ahava Medical & Rehab. Treatment is usually simple and easy for the patient, and at our clinic, we can see patients with no appointment necessary, making treatment that much easier. You can just drop right in and speak with a bronchitis specialist in Liberty, NY.
Yes, urgent care can treat bronchitis. Actually, urgent care is the best place to go for bronchitis, as an appointment isn’t required and they can handle acute or chronic cases. This means that no matter how many times a patient gets the condition, even if it happens regularly, urgent care can help. You should definitely go to urgent care if your cough:
– Is accompanied by a fever over 100.4 F
– Is associated with shortness of breath or wheezing
– Produces discolored mucus or blood
– Has been preventing you from sleeping well
– Has lasted over three weeks
Urgent care can easily handle bronchitis and help to provide ongoing care for patients with chronic bronchitis.
First, if you suspect you have bronchitis, you should avoid any lung irritants like smoke and consider using a face mask outside to prevent further irritation. You can use a humidifier to ease your symptoms in the short term, but you’ll want to consider getting professional treatment too. While it’s true that many cases of acute bronchitis will get better on their own, urgent care can speed this up and provide relief.
Truly, urgent care is the best place to go to treat bronchitis, as they can see you right away with no appointment necessary, there are only minimal wait times, and you’ll be able to speak with a specialist right away. Also, urgent care can provide the means of diagnosis, including X-rays and other tests when necessary. And, of course, urgent care can treat bronchitis too.
Most cases of bronchitis are caused by viral infection, so antibiotics usually aren’t effective, but in a case of bacterial infection, a specialist may suggest an antibiotic. In a viral case, cough medicine can help a patient especially if the patient’s cough is affecting their sleep. Other medicine, like the medicine in an inhaler, can reduce inflammation and open up the lungs for a patient with allergies, asthma, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
A patient with repeated bouts of bronchitis and chronic bronchitis can benefit from pulmonary rehabilitation which is a breathing exercise program provided by a respiratory therapist. A patient in this program can learn to breathe more easily and increase their ability to exercise.
You can find a specialist right here at Ahava Medical & Rehab. We have a location in Liberty at 25 Carrier St, Liberty, NY 12754, and you can call us at (845) 281-7200 or just come visit us for immediate care. An appointment isn’t necessary. We can see anyone of any age, including your children, and we’re available to you and yours Monday to Thursday 9am to 6:30pm, Friday 9am to 3pm, and Sunday 11am to 4pm.
We look forward to seeing you soon here at Ahava Medical & Rehab in Liberty!