Cough not going away? It might be bronchitis

Prevention surely helps.
But acting fast on symptoms can help you overcome bronchitis disease quickly.

When you’re sick or your lungs have become irritated, your body reacts by coughing. This is your body’s defense mechanism to clear out any mucus, allergens, or pollutants so that you don’t keep breathing it in. When a cough is a symptom of a cold, it tends to clear up on its own within two or three weeks. But a lingering cough or a chronic cough not brought on by a recent cold can be an indicator of a more serious condition like bronchitis. Coughs that last longer than eight weeks for adults, or four weeks in children, are considered chronic.

Types of bronchitis

  • Acute bronchitis: Is a self-limiting condition which affects bronchial tubes usually secondary to a viral or bacterial infection.
  • Chronic bronchitis: Is a more serious condition associated with constant inflammation of airways most often caused by smoking.

Know the bronchitis causes

Bronchitis disease is usually caused by environmental changes and constant irritants such as smoking. It can be caused by bacterial or viral infection as well as any exposure to substances that irritate the lungs such as dust, fumes, vapour and air pollution. If left untreated, it can inflame the lungs further and also lead to pneumonia. In healthy children, there are few complications whereas in children with poor/diminished immunity, ear infections, sinusitis and pneumonia are common.

Bronchitis symptoms

Depending on your predisposition, bronchitis symptoms can be short-lived or prolonged. For example, if you have no allergic tendency or pre-existing lung pathology and develop bronchitis disease, which is usually secondary to a viral infection, it would last for about a week or two. But if you have allergic tendency, bronchitis symptoms tend to last longer.

Frequent dry cough, chest discomfort, wheezing, shortness of breath, low-grade fever or no fever indicate that the person is suffering from bronchitis. Some of the symptoms also include body aches, runny, stuffy nose and sore throat.

Why should you seek bronchitis treatment in homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a great treatment alternative for bronchitis. It offers significant relief from bronchitis symptoms as well as improvesoverall well-being. Let’s have a look at a case study.

Rakhi has been coughing for almost two weeks and has been on antibiotics for a week almost. Nonetheless, antibiotics gave her temporary relief and the coughing returned after few hours. It got worse at night making it difficult for her to even breathe. She was diagnosed with acute bronchitis.Rakhi was prescribed a homeopathic remedy and she found relief gradually. She was off antibiotics and her coughing reduced. Also, she slept properly in night without cough disturbing her sleep.

What’s more? Homeopathic medicines are without any side-effects whatsoever and are non-habit-forming. Additionally, there is no problem in administering the medicines to any patient irrespective of age.

Self-help tips to breathe easy:

  • Get plenty of rest
  • Avoid outdoor activities during increased air pollution levels
  • Take precautions in crowded places as the virus spreads through air

Frequent hand-washing helps decrease viral transmission