Medical Director Dr. James Stirbl, MD
Sano Medical Costa Mesa 949-645-9334
Sano Medical Santa Ana 714-973-2222
Bronchitis & Coughs:
Whether it’s dry or wet and productive, coughing can be annoying and tiring. Sometimes a cough can be a sign of bronchitis, croup, upper respiratory infection or pneumonia. Sano Medical’s physicians can evaluate your symptoms and provide a treatment plan which may include over-the-counter or prescription medications if needed.
Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchi (large and medium-sized airways) in the lungs. Symptoms include coughing up wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest discomfort. Bronchitis is divided into two types: acute chronic. Acute bronchitis is also known as a chest cold. Acute bronchitis usually has a cough that lasts around three weeks. These viruses may be spread through the air when people cough or by direct contact. Risk factors include exposure to tobacco smoke, dust, and other air pollution. A small number of cases are due to high levels of air pollution or bacteria such as Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Bordetella pertussis. Treatment of acute bronchitis typically involves rest, paracetamol (acetaminophen), and NSAIDs to help with the fever.
Read more – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronchitis
Patients with the following may be directed to another health care setting:
- Severe shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Severe chest pain
- Swelling of the face and tongue
- Infection of MRSA within last 30 days
- Hospitalization in the last 30 days
- Children with difficulty swallowing and drooling
- Children with underlying heart or lung conditions
- Children with neurologic impairment
- Children with 2 or more episodes of croup who are less than 36 months old and have a history of intubation
On your first visit to Sano Medical Center:
- Sign in at the front desk or receptionist window to see a nurse practitioner or physician. No appointment necessary.
- A member of our staff will review your medical history, discuss your symptoms, conduct an examination and provide a personalized treatment plan.
- A member of our staff may conduct needed testing. Please note that additional charges apply for these tests.
- At the end of your visit, our staff will provide you with a summary of your diagnostic results (on request) and a receipt.
If you have a medical emergency or require immediate assistance due to an accident or injury, please call 911.
Sano Medical Center ~ Medical Director Dr. James Stirbl, MD