If you have a COPD such as emphysema, avoiding chronic bronchitis and colds is important to avoid a more severe respiratory infection such as pneumonia. Avoiding cigarette smoking, practice good hygeine, stay away from crowds, and alerting your healthcare provider if you have a sinus infection or cold or cough that becomes worse. Treatment options depend upon the severity of the emphysema, bronchitis, or cold combination. Read more: Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis, and Colds Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- Corticosteroids (Systemic, Oral and Injectable)
- cefdinir (Omnicef has been discontinued)
- cephalexin, Keflex
- Bronchodilators (Drug Class)
- azithromycin (Zithromax, Zithromax Z-Pak, Zithromax Tri-Pak, Zmax)
- benzonatate (Tessalon Perles, Zonatuss - discontinued in the US)
- albuterol (Accuneb, Ventolin & Proventil [all discontinued])
- hydrocodone (Zohydro ER)
- aminophylline (Norphyl, Phyllocontin, Truphylline) injection
- albuterol and ipratropium inhaler, Combivent, Combivent Respimat
- Predinsone Side Effects (Adverse Effects)
- Advair Diskus, Advair HFA (fluticasone and salmeterol oral inhaler)
- guaifenesin and dextromethorphan hydrobromide (Robitussin and Mucinex Formulas)
- budesonide/formoterol hfa inhaler (Symbicort)
- tiotropium bromide and olodaterol (Stiolto Respimat)
- Cipro vs. Flagyl (Differences between Side Effects and Uses)
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