Bronchitis is where the bronchial tubes are inflamed.
Bronchitis can be cause by exposure to smoke, chemicals, and bacteria. Toxic gases air pollution, tobacco smoke, smog, dust and fumes also can cause bronchitis.
The most common symptom of bronchitis is a cough. Another cause can be phlegm. Also shortness of breath, fatigue, wheezing sounds when breathing, tightness or pain in the chest, coughed up blood, fever more than 101 F or a cough that lasts more than 4 weeks.
Contact your doctor for medicine, pain killers, oxygen therapy, or expectorant. You can be prescribed an inhaled bronchodilator from your doctor.
To prevent bronchitis try to avoid fumes and smoke, drink fluid, get plenty of rest, get pain killers, quit smoking, receive oxygen therapy, and avoid things that may irritate your nose, throat, and lungs.