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We provide care in three easily-accessible locations across the Rio Grande Valley.


1604 East 8th St., Suite A
Weslaco, TX
Phone: (956) 447-5557


5300 North McColl Rd., Suite 100
McAllen, TX
Phone: (956) 630-1000


1022 E. Griffin Pkwy.
Mission, TX 78572
Phone: (956) 833-6000



Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes, which carry air to and from the lungs. The most common symptom of acute bronchitis is a nagging cough. Most often caused by a viral infection of the upper airways, bronchitis and the related cough can last for weeks.

While many people request antibiotics in the hopes that it will get rid of the cough, there is no benefit of antibiotics for most cases of bronchitis. Unnecessary use of antibiotics can cause harm by causing side effects and by promoting antibiotic resistance.

Instead, if you’ve been suffering from a long-term bout of bronchitis that just won’t go away, the Pulmonary and Sleep Center of the Valley may be able to help you. Effective treatment begins with a proper diagnosis. We’ll help you understand your treatment options so you can make the informed decision that’s right for you.

How Do You Know If You Have Bronchitis?

Bronchitis is most often diagnosed by a medical professional who will listen to your lungs and possibly order certain tests. These tests may include a chest X-ray to rule out pneumonia, a sputum test to check for the suitability of antibiotics, and a pulmonary function test to evaluate you for other conditions, such as asthma.

Bronchitis Treatment

Effective treatment of acute bronchitis usually involves treating the symptoms of the viral infection, such as sore throat and congestion. Antibiotics do not help to eliminate acute bronchitis caused by a virus.

Antiviral agents are useful in some cases of acute bronchitis due to influenza, but there are no antiviral agents for other forms of viral bronchitis. Chronic bronchitis may also benefit from pulmonary rehabilitation intended to improve your breathing.

We can treat your bronchitis at the Pulmonary and Sleep Center of the Valley in Weslaco and Edinburg with therapies and approaches designed to support your breathing, comfort, and recovery.