Most OTC medications do not have good evidence of benefit in adults but cough

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Most OTC medications do not have good evidence of benefit in adults but cough medications like guaifenesin and dextromethorphan may help reduce a cough (Drabkin, 2016). Hydration and humidification; secretion clearance via chest physical therapy (PT), positive expiratory pressure (PEP) valve help (Lippincott manual of nursing practice, 2010). Conclusion As practitioners it is important that we explain to our patients that a cough associated with acute bronchitis typically lasts two to three weeks can be physically draining (Kinkade & Lang, 2016). Patients should keep well hydrated, rest, and wash hands well (Kinkade & Lang, 2016). Reference Drabkins, A. (2015). Acute bronchitis. The clinical advisor . Retrieved from Walden Library databases. Dr. Ehrlich (2010). Acute bronchitis. The clinical advisor . Retrieved from Walden Library databases. Huether, S.E., & McCance, K.L. (2017). Understanding pathophysiology (6 th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Kinkade, S., & Lang, N.A. (2016). Acute bronchitis. American Family Physician 94 ( 7), 560- 565. Retrieved from Walden Library databases. Lippincott manual of nursing practice (2010). Acute bronchitis . Ambler, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
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