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How To Fight Bronchitis Naturally
Your body does that: Cough is predominant symptom and vast majority of bronchitis is caused by viral infections and will resolve on its own with or without treatment. Typical course is 7-10 days, but the cough may linger for several wks. If no fever, or nasty/colored sputum, and symptoms are improving, no treatment needed--your body takes care of that. Otc cough syrup/mucinex may help. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more
Brochioles WBC Cough: The bronchioles are lined with mucous & water secreting cells along with ciliary cells. The mucous floats on top of the water layer, traps inhaled particles & bacteria, the ciliary cells whip the mucous layer up to the pharynx & is swallowed into stomach; a mucociliary elevator clearing all lung air passages every 15-30 min, 24/7. WBCs attracted to problem areas & coughing are backup mechanisms. ...Read more
I am sick every 3 days. Cold, flu, bronchitis, sinusitis, strep. My immune system can't fight it off. Why am I always sick? Been since Dec. Help.
Been fighting bronchitis, lastnight I had chest tighting when inhale pain upper shoulder in back. Is that inflammation around heart? Cure?
Could be: Possible pericarditis.Get a more detailed answer ›
Shortness if breath upper back pain tightness in chest fighting a sinus infection. Also haven't felt like this since the last time i had bronchitis?
Two types...: Acute bronchitis is due to a bacteria or virus and is associated with a productive cough, fever, body aches, URI symptoms. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is due to airway inflammation usually due to smoking and is characterized by a productive cough that lasts for months and is not associated with fever, cold sxs, etc. The treatment depends on the type of bronchitis present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two types...: There are 2 types of bronchitis: acute and chronic. Acute bronchitis is usually due to an infection in the airways whereas chronic bronchitis is a form of COPD and is typically from smoking. The treatments are different as well so see your doctor if you think you may have a form of bronchitis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A lung infection: Its an infection of the airway tubes in the lungs and can lead to pneumonia if caused by a virus or bacterium. If caused by smoking it can lead to permanent lung damage such as COPD, which is not reversible. Inhaling industrial chemicals and other substances can do the same. Common in miners and other workers, if not protected. ...Read more
Just three words?: Your three words can leave us guessing, but we don't want to guess. You posted on our free, public, informational forum... where diagnoses, medical advice, or medical care are not given. Try a private consultation where doctors can talk with you on video. Also, in the US certain drugs (but not all) can be prescribed. On your screen, click on Care, then Medical Consults, then Start. (Jan. 2020 ...Read more
Two types....: There are 2 types of bronchitis: acute and chronic. Acute bronchitis is due to an infection in the airways, usually either bacterial or viral. Chronic bronchitis is a form of copd, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and is usually due to smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes...: Acute bronchitis is caused by infection and it is very treatable and is usually not serious. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, can be life-threatening. It is progressive and not curable so smoking cessation is extremely important to avoid the disease or slow progression if already diagnosed with the disease. ...Read more
Acute bronchitis: Acute bronchitis ("acute" here refers to new onset, self-limited) tends to be viral including cold viruses, but, more seriously, also influenza.Symptoms can persist once the virus has passed, therefore contagious depending on stage. Whooping cough is a contagious bacterial bronchitis, sometimes serious, making a comeback due to the unfortunate decision of some not to vaccinate their children. ...Read more
Acute or chronic...: Acute bronchitis is usually due to an infection. If it is a bacterial infection, antibiotics are usually used but if it is viral, symptoms are treated while the infection runs its course. If it is chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, the treatment consists of bronchodilator and steroid inhalers as well as smoking cessation. Other treatments depend on disease severity. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Naturally: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if your cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more
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