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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 andhumidification; secretion clearance via chest physical therapy (PT), positive expiratory pressure (PEP) valve help (Lippincott manual of nursing practice, 2010).ConclusionAs 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).ReferenceDrabkins, 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(6thed.). St. Louis, MO: MosbyKinkade, 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.