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Bronchitis

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WHAT IS BRONCHITIS


Bronchitis is an infection of the airways in the lungs (known as bronchi). The illness causes the bronchi to become irritated and inflamed. Bronchitis is usually caused by the same kind of virus that also causes the common cold and influenza (flu).
 

BRONCHITIS SYMPTOMS

 
Many of the symptoms of bronchitis are similar to that of colds and flu because a similar virus is responsible for all three illnesses. The symptoms of bronchitis include:
 
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  • Coughing
  • High temperature
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Bringing up phlegm and mucus
  • Tiredness

 
How long the symptoms last can vary from person to person and bronchitis can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. The cough itself though is usually the last symptom to depart and often lasts the full few weeks.
 

HOW DO YOU TREAT BRONCHITIS?

 
Most of the time bronchitis will go away on its own. However, there are some remedies that you can try in the comfort of your own home that will help to relieve the symptoms. These home remedies include:
 

  • Lemon and honey mixed in hot water to drink
  • Acetaminophen
  • Bed rest
  • Cough syrup
  • Breathing exercises
  • Medication formulated to help breathing and ease congestion, such as Mucinex

 
These self-medications are designed to treat the symptoms and not the cause of the bronchitis infection.
 

SHOULD I SEE A DOCTOR?

 
Most of the time bronchitis will clear up by itself and there is no need to seek professional medical attention. However, if you experience any of the following symptoms then you should see a healthcare provider as soon as possible:
 

  • High fever over 100° F
  • Coughing up blood
  • Mucus is discolored
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • A cough lasting more than three weeks
  • Have other conditions such as heart failure or asthma

 
If you are suffering from any of these symptoms it could be a sign of complications and you should see a healthcare provider as soon as possible. If you are in Pearland, Houston, Champions, The Woodlands or League City, then you are close to one of our urgent clinics and you'll find a warm welcome even without making an appointment.
 

HOW TO AVOID BRONCHITIS

 
Bronchitis is a common infection that is often caused by lifestyle and environmental factors that a person may encounter in their daily lives. These factors include:

  • Smoking
  • Pollution
  • Asbestos
  • Irritant exposure
  • Severe heartburn
  • Asthma

 
There are things that you can do that will help to prevent bronchitis and even help prevent the virus from spreading. The first and most important factor here is smoking. Smoking is one of the biggest reasons for the bronchitis virus to spread. However, other things that you can do to help avoid the spread of bronchitis include:

  • Avoiding contact with other people
  • Handwashing after toilet and food preparation
  • Using a tissue to blow your nose into then throwing it away immediately
  • Covering your mouth whenever you cough
  • Getting a flu injection at one of our clinics


 


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Bronchitis is an infection of the airways in the lungs (known as bronchi). The illness causes the bronchi to become irritated and inflamed. Bronchitis is usually caused by the same kind of virus that also causes the common cold and influenza (flu).

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