Cold and cough season is upon us.
If you have a lingering cough caused by bronchitis, though, a new study suggests that antibiotics won't do a thing to help.
Antibiotics are often prescribed for treatment of bronchitis, but the drugs are hardly a help to patients.
Bronchitis is a type of inflammation that causes coughing, wheezing and possibly fever. It hits about 5 percent of adults in the United States every year. Most cases aren't serious and eventually go away on their own.