My new lung doctor was no different. But I went in for a routine check with him and my cough was horrible. Plus the air-conditioner in the room was giving me the sniffles. He came and and said I can tell you have bronchitis because you have a bad cough with sniffles. I didn't tell him about the air conditioner.
He gave me one week of Augmentin, which contains a combination of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium. I seemed to be doing nothing until the last two days. In those two last days I had major improvement.
But I still had a heaviness in my chest that felt like I was coming down with a chest cold. So I called and he gave me MelthylPREDNISolone 4 mg. I have no idea why the middle of that name is capitalized but that's the way it is. Anyway, the dosing is gradually reduced over several days. The packaging is all laid out to tell you when to take it. And that fixed me all up. And so it feels sort of unusual that I'm not coughing my head off right now. And this is the first time in a long time in many years I don't have that suffering.