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When to See a Doctor for Your Bronchitis Symptoms
06-11-2016, 05:00 PM
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Chronic Laryngitis Bronchitis - When to See a Doctor for Your Bronchitis Symptoms
Bronchitis symptoms will most commonly begin to be manifest following a bout of the flu or the common cold. The body can't manage to heal itself fully, and symptoms such as heavy coughing will begin to be manifest, this coughing could be dry, or phlegmy. The cough produced by bronchitis can potentially last for several weeks, also bringing with it the possibility of pain in the chest and abdomen, as well as difficulty breathing to the point of wheezing.
  • Advil, Tylenol, and aspirin are three of the most often used medications to treat bronchitis symptoms.
  • However, aspirin is not advised for anyone eighteen years old or younger.
  • A complication known as Reye's Syndrome can occur which could be fatal.
  • Drinking a lot of liquids can help to avoid the dehydration normally associated with fever.
  • It can also relieve an irritated throat from constant coughing.
  • Another treatment for the cough is over the counter cough suppressants.
  • These bronchitis symptoms persist for two weeks or longer or if your fever persists for several days you should see a doctor.
  • He or she will check for signs of pneumonia.
  • You should immediately see a doctor if at any time you cough up blood or see any signs of blood in your phlegm such as a rusty color.
  • If your doctor diagnoses a virus there is little you can do because antibiotics do not fight viruses.
  • In fact, misuse of antibiotics contributes to the development of drug resistant bacteria.
  • You simply need to rest and wait for your body's own defenses to defeat the infection naturally.
  • However you can take medications to relieve the symptoms of bronchitis such as cough and fever.


How Do I Treat Bronchitis ? - Doctor Answers on Healthtap
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Acute bronchitis the sounds along your upper respiratory ways change so the doctor will examine you with the stethoscope and will detect easily the disease. If you have chronic bronchitis your doctor is supposed to make some specific determinations such as: X-ray of your chest and pulmonary function tests.

Chronic Bronchitis
In chronic bronchitis the most important is to quit smoking. It would be an important measure not to be exposed to allergens or irritants, avoid contact with people with colds. It is helpful to dress warmly, to use a vaporizer or inhale steam over a sink full of hot water.

Conventional Medicine
Antibiotics are not necessary in healthy people. Because coughing is a way of getting rid of secretions in our bronchis we shouldn't suppress cough and we should't take anything that has as effect the suppressing of cough. Only if your cough is dry and painfull and gives you high discomfort and insomnia your doctor will prescribe you cough suppressant. It is enough if you drink plenty of fluids and take acetaminophen.

Infections with bacterias are treated with broad spectrum antibiotics for 10 days. You should stop smoking and have steroids prescribed against the inflammation. In COPD and chronic bronchitis you may need an bronchodilator anticholinergic. In severe cases of chronic bronchitis and COPD oxygen therapy is usefull. It can be administered continous or only when needed. Try not to expose the oxygen tank to flammable materials or sources of direct heat such as: radiators or hair dryers. Your doctor will urge you to stop smocking, because it may reduce the symptoms and increase life expectancy. It is rather interesting to note that people like reading about Acute Bronchitis if they are presented in an easy and clear way. The presentation of an article too is important for one to entice people to read it! Big Grin.

Home Remedies in
Acute and chronic bronchitis In acute bronchitis You should stay at home, keep warm and drink lots of fluids, do not make physical efforts, inhale steam and use a vaporizer. In this phase the symptoms such as: wheezing, shortness of breath and fever are reduced if followed the indications. It is always better to have compositions with as little corrections in it as possible. This is why we have written this composition on Bronchitis with no corrections for the reader to be more interested in reading it.

Treatments Conventional treatment means adopting simple measures such as: stop smoking, avoid irritants and allergens, drinking fluids and getting lot of rest, a inhaled bronchodilator and/or cough syrup. There are many alternative methods that help in relieving the discomfort but do not treat the infection. In severe chronic bronchitis steroids reduce inflammation they may be given oral or inhaled and oxygen may be necessary. The presentation of an article on Bronchitis plays an important role in getting the reader interested in reading it. This is the reason for this presentation, which has gotten you interested in reading it!
  • Have you ever suffered from bronchitis?
  • You must know all about the chest discomfort, the coughing, the excess mucous, and the difficulty breathing.
  • One of the most widespread respiratory problems in America is acute bronchitis.

Bacterial infections can also be one of the causes of bronchitis, although viral infections more often trigger bronchitis than bacteria. Examples of bacteria that can trigger bronchitis include Branhamela catarrhalis, Bordatella pertussis, Bordatella parapertussis, Haemophilus influenza, streptococcus, and pneumonia. The completion of this article on Acute Bronchitis was our prerogative since the past one month. However, we completed it within a matter of fifteen days!
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There are a fair number of normal viruses that can bring on acute bronchitis. They include adenovirus, rhinovirus, corona virus, Para influenza virus, influence virus, Coxsackie's virus, and respiratory syncytial virus. This can be considered to be a valuable article on Bronchitis Causes. It is because there is so much to learn about Bronchitis Causes here.

Fungi Infections can Also be One of the Causes of Bronchitis
Cocciodioides immitis, Blastomyces dermatitidis, Histoplasma capsulatum, Candida albicans, and Candida tropicalis are some of the more common ones. Bronchitis triggered by fungal organisms produces effects that are more mild and less serious. Using great confidence in ourselves, we endeavored to write such a long article on Acute Bronchitis. Such is the amount of matter found on Acute Bronchitis.

This Stimulates the Production of Mucous
Normal mucous helps protect you, but too much of it can obstruct the airways. There are different causes of bronchitis. Most commonly, acute (short-term) bronchitis is caused by a viral infection. The sources used for the information for this article on Bronchitis Bacteria are all dependable ones. This is so that there be no confusion in the authenticity of the article.
  • Even more rarely, bronchitis can be brought on by an organism that possesses properties of both a bacteria and a virus.
  • These are called mycoplasmas.
  • When this happens, the symptoms of bronchitis are much more severe and emerge quickly.
  • Certain mycoplasmas can even be deadly.
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Legionella, and Chlamydia pneumoniae are some of the few mycoplasmas known to cause bronchitis.
  • It was with great relief we ended writing on Symptoms Bronchitis.
  • There was just too much information to write, that we were starting to lose hopes on it's completion!

Although anyone can get acute bronchitis, people over the age of 50 are more prone to it. You get acute bronchitis when the bronchial tubes get inflamed. We have also translated parts of this composition into French and Spanish to facilitate easier understanding of Symptoms Bronchitis. In this way, more people will get to understand the composition.
  • Pollen, dust, chemicals, smoke, pollutants, and second-hand smoke can also bring on a case of bronchitis.
  • These causes usually trigger rather mild symptoms of bronchitis, though.
  • The information available on Bronchitis Severe is infinite.
  • There just seems to be so much to learn about, and to write about on Bronchitis Severe.

Bronchitis is the Inflammation of the Bronchi of the Lungs
It is a pulmonary disease from the COPD category. COPD means chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and the agents that may lead to this disease are viruses, bacteria, fungi or just breathing a polluted air, smoking or breathing the cigarettes smoke.Low temperatures in winter also influences the inflammation. Smile

Quote:Is quite difficult to choose an appropriate treatment in chronic bronchitis. It is recommended to drink lots of liquids which are very helpful for the evacuation of the mucus. It was showed that antibiotics are not the right choice to treat Bronchitis, because the most of them are caused by viruses which don't respond to this kind of treatment. The most appropriate medication is aspirin, an anti- fever drug and steroids to open bronchial tubes and ease coughing. It is also very important that the doctor prescribes anti -tusive drugs. This kind of drugs thin the mucus and they make coughing more effective. And they also helps patients to have a quiet sleep, this because the dry coughing that characterizes the early stages of bronchitis wakes them up and don't let them sleep. So the best results are given by the oxygen therapy, bronchodilator drugs and if it is necessary lung volume reduction surgery.

The first symptoms in Bronchitis are dry cough which turns into a wet one, fever, fatigue and headaches. All this may last for few days, maximum eleven days but the coughing lasts for weeks and even months. It is very important to mention that acute Bronchitis is very contagious. If the symptoms lasts for more than six months it is recommended that the doctor makes the necessary examination to find the cause of the persistent coughing, because it can be asthma or TB. In TB it is characteristic the coughing accompanied by blood. It is rather interesting to note that people like reading about Blood Bronchitis if they are presented in an easy and clear way. The presentation of an article too is important for one to entice people to read it!

There are Two Kinds of Bronchitis
The acute or the short -term Bronchitis and the chronic or long -lasting one. There are different agents that determine the disease. Acute bronchitis is often the result of influenza, a cold or an infection. It may be caused by viruses or bacteria. Smoking, pneumoconiosis, excessive alcohol consumption and exposure to cold and draught are the most frequent agents that cause chronic Bronchitis. Chronic Bronchitis manifests with a persistent cough that produces sputum that lasts from three to six months during one or two years. Only in this circumstances we can speak about chronic Bronchitis. It also involves long lasting irritation caused by inhaling certain substances and especially tobacco smoke. This harmful substances determine the glands of the trachea and bronchi to increase the secretion of mucus. In this case the mucus can't be evacuated anymore and it can determine the obstruction of the airways. It is also very possible that an acute Bronchitis becomes chronic. It is always better to have compositions with as little corrections in it as possible. This is why we have written this composition on Chronic Bronchitis with no corrections for the reader to be more interested in reading it.

The Bronchitis complicates it may cause pulmonary hypertension, chronic respiratory failure or even heart disease. It is not very hard to avoid acute Bronchitis. It is necessary just to wash your hands frequently, get more rest and drink plenty of liquids. Acute bronchitis is usually caused by viruses or bacteria. One can be contaminated with this agents by breathing coughing droplets from the air or by touching contaminated surfaces, by breathing polluted, by smoking or breathing cigarette smoke or other harmful smokes. It is recommended for the smokers in the early stages of chronic Bronchitis to quit smoking. This will help them to avoid complications and the treatment will give best results. The presentation of an article on Bronchitis plays an important role in getting the reader interested in reading it. This is the reason for this presentation, which has gotten you interested in reading it!

There are a Lot of Symptoms that are Characteristic in Bronchitis
First of all there is a persistent, expectorating, dry or wet cough which is very frustrating for the patient, dyspnea or shortness of breath, fatigue, mild fever and mild chest pains.The breath sounds are also very important for the diagnosis. In Bronchitis apears the rhonchi which is the result of a decreased intensity of breath sounds and extended expiration. Do not judge a book by its cover; so don't just scan through this matter on Bronchitis. read it thoroughly to judge its value and importance.
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