Bronchitis Diagnosis Treatment & Antibiotics
If you’re experiencing heavy coughing with phlegm, you may have bronchitis – but, don’t panic if you get an acute or chronic bronchitis diagnosis. While treatment and antibiotics options vary, consider homeopathic remedies that accelerate your recovery and increase comfort.
Acute bronchitis can develop from a simple cold or other respiratory infection. While the primary symptom of bronchitis is coughing up mucus, which may be discolored, some patients experience chest tightness and shortness of breath.
Acute bronchitis will clear up on its own in most cases, and patients should not seek out antibiotics, as a virus almost always causes acute bronchitis. Elderly, infant or immunocompromised patients with acute bronchitis should consult with a doctor. However, always seek medical care if you have trouble breathing.
Chronic bronchitis is bouts of bronchitis that recur frequently, and it is especially prevalent (but not limited to) in smokers. Individuals with a compromised immune system suffer, too.
Chronic bronchitis needs to be diagnosed and treated by a medical professional, as it may not go away on its own. Like with acute bronchitis, antibiotics are generally unnecessary for bronchitis unless a lung infection or a secondary complication occurs.
Home remedies ease the symptoms in a variety of bronchitis naturally. Inhaling steam with or without vaporized eucalyptus oil or 3% hydrogen peroxide can help significantly and highly recommended. Also, honey is an excellent natural cough suppressant that relieves the symptoms. Besides honey and vapor, spicy foods like wasabi and cayenne pepper break down mucus and lighten discomfort.
Like with any illness, plenty of rest and an upped-intake of fluids is crucial for a quick recovery from the discomfort of bronchitis. Additionally, avoid alcohol and caffeine until you are fully recovered.
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