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Nymph

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How long does it take to get over viral bronchitis?
« on: November 30, 2017, 03:14:28 AM »
I have been sick since Novembem 4th. First it was a clod, followed up by apparently viral bronchitis and sinusitis (no fever). I am still hacking away with only a very slight abatement in the amount of mucus. No matter how much Mucinex and NAC I take, it is still so thick. I also appear to be starting a flare with greater mouth and eye dryness. I don't usually get bronchitis so I am hoping that the Internet prophecy of 4 weeks will come true... but this currently seems unlikely.

Any other tips to speed it along? What is your experience?
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Re: How long does it take to get over viral bronchitis?
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2017, 10:40:31 PM »
I've had tremendous luck with Oil of Oregano capsules by Gaia. Twice a day when sick.
It just seems to shorten colds and upper respitiry issues.
I also take extra vitamin C (chewable or buffeted)
Get rest
Drink lots of water and hot tea
Drink chicken soup

You might have to take prednisone and/or a different antibiotic.

But consider the Oil of Oregano plus, of course, what  you've been given by your doctor.
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Re: How long does it take to get over viral bronchitis?
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2017, 05:59:03 AM »
Bronchitis can seem to take for ever to improve.  I am usually miserable for 2 weeks, and improving so slowly for the next 4 weeks that I think I'm never going to get better.

And yet here I am NOT having bronchitis.  So it does get better.

I now have IVIG every four weeks for my Immune Deficiency (very low in the infection fighter, the antibody IgG).

And I haven't been sick for four years with anything but cold sores (that virus is so persistent!).

I wish I could be more encouraging about recovery time.  For me, it took about 6 weeks.  And before I started IVIG, I was sick again with something in about 2 weeks.  No fun.

Regards,  Elaine

PS  When I had viral bronchitis, I often began to wish I had pneumonia and could be hospitalized, just for some 'validation' for my misery.
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Re: How long does it take to get over viral bronchitis?
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2017, 02:30:37 PM »
Thanks, guys.

I am taking oil of oregano on recommendations from here... probably you, Nomad. I am at least avoiding catching anything else at teh elementary school where I work.

I know, Elaine. It would be nice if it were something treatable but all signs pointed to it just being viral. I am in the slowly getting better stage, but you are right... it is SO SLOW! I feel pretty good over all but I am so tired of the cough, the phlegm, the spasms, the feeling that something is caught in my throat. Yuck. I guess I will just try to stay patient and to keep from getting sick again after this!
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Re: How long does it take to get over viral bronchitis?
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2017, 03:55:24 PM »
If it is the mycoplasma version, it may stick with you until this summer.
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