Bronchitis is an inflammation of the windpipe (trachea) and the large bronchi of the respiratory tract.
It could be due to bacterial or viral infection. Some times it can be triggered by an allergic reaction to molds, pollens, dander or dust.
Bronchitis begins with a running nose, fever, and dry cough and possibly wheezing. The cough eventually becomes productive, with clear sputum at first and tatter thick yellow sputum. Symptoms of allergic bronchitis include a cough that if often worse at night, malaise, and loss of appetite and wheezing. Chronic bronchitis is characterized by a persistent dry cough without other symptoms. An immuring or chronic cough can be debilitating.
Eliminate any potentially mucus-forming foods (such as fried foods, sweets, and dairy products) from your diet until the bronchitis is resolved.
Take plenty of fluid, hydration helps to thin secretions so that they are easier to cough out. Chicken or vegetable soup made with lots of vegetables is very helpful.
Rest interspersed with periods of moderate activity is important in treating bronchitis. The moderate activity is helpful in keeping secretions from setting and causing pneumonia. Place a hot water bottle on your chest or back for 20 minutes every day. This helps to ease breathing.
Prevent exposure to those things that provoke a reaction and try to keep any allergic reactions that escalate into bronchitis.
When you catch a cold, begin appropriate treatment promptly. This may help decrease in developing bronchitis.
If it is possible to try to keep your self away from an infected or sick person.
The homeopathic remedies are known to be useful in the management and treatment of acute and chronic bronchitis. For complicated conditions consult a good homeopath.
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