How to prevent and treat bronchitis

Ngày: 4 - 3 - 2015

Prescription cough medicine may help control your cough (unfortunately, over-the-counter cough medicines don't reliably help a bronchitis cough).

People are more susceptible to contracting bronchitis if their lung defences are low, such as in cigarette smokers, the elderly or those people who are unwell for another reason such as chronic illness.

Most cases of bronchitis are caused by viruses, spread by infected people coughing and sneezing. Sometimes bacteria will cause bronchitis. In these cases antibiotics may be given in order to kill the infection.

You can help prevent bronchitis by

Washing your hands often.

Getting a seasonal flu shot from your doctor.

Quitting smoking.

These treatments can help ease the symptoms of bronchitis

Ibuprofen or paracetemol can help lower your fever and ease aches and pains.

Prescription cough medicine may help control your cough (unfortunately, over-the-counter cough medicines don't reliably help a bronchitis cough).

Rest. You'll need a lot of rest and sleep to help your body heal,

Plenty of water. The extra fluid helps your body clear your lungs,


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