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Bronchitis

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by joshuamoy22
Last updated 3 years ago

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Bronchitis

What is it?It is the inflammation of the bronchial tubes which carries the air to and from your lungs

Bronchitis

The Two Types

ChronicIs the more serious type which is has longer and consistent symtoms that requires medical attention

AcuteIs the more common type where the inflammation usually goes away in a couple of days

Even after the inflammation goes away a lingering cough can last a couple of weeks

Lasts at least three consecutive months with bouts sproadically occuring for at least two years

Treatment-Bronchitis is caused by viruses which can't be treated with antibiotics-Cough medicine should only be used if there is diffficulty sleeping as coughing helps remove irritants from the lungs- Other medication like an inhaler may be used if inflammation becomes servere

Symptoms -Cough-Production of mucus (sputum), which can be clear, white, yellowish-gray or green in color sometimes streaked with blood-Fatigue-Shortness of breath-Slight fever and chills-Chest discomfort


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