Acute Bronchitis usually goes away without any treatment, and you may not need to use antibiotics. Antibiotics will not aid in the recovery of acute bronchitis. Antibiotics will not help you if they are not absolutely necessary, and their side effects may be harmful as well. Minor side effects, such as a rash, can develop into much bigger problems. The problems may include antibiotic-resistant infections which are much more difficult to manage. Also, you may get Clostridium difficile infection, which causes diarrhea and can lead to the damage of the colon, and in some very extreme cases, even death.If you are having cough, your doctor will most likely give antibiotics to you which can help you to ease the cough, and relieve you.Acute bronchitis can make you feel down. The following techniques can be employed to rid you of the stress, and result in faster recovery:-Take a lot of rest,Drink a lot of water. Also, fluids which can rehydrate your body like the ORS can be used,A good humidifier can come in handy. Make sure to use a humidifier to relieve yourself,Saline spray or drops can help clear a stuffy nose,When you want to get rid of mucus from young children, employ a suction bulb that is made of rubber to get the mucus out,You can breathe in the steam that comes from hot water or a shower,Lozenges should be eaten. Lozenges should not be given to kids younger than four,Those who are at least one year old should eat some honey to get relief from the cough.For information on over-the-counter medications that might help you feel better, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Always read the directions on over-the-counter medicines before taking them. Keep in mind that even though over-the-counter medicines may help relieve some of your symptoms for a short time, they will not cure your illness.