Bronchitis MCKaela

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of the airways that connect windpipe to the lungs. This mucus-producing lining covers and protects the respiratory system.

How you get Bronchitis

When you breath in or inhale, small hairs in your nose collect dust, pollen, and other air born particles, and filter them back out of your body. In case some of the germs still slip through, the mucus membrane also has tinny hairs called cilia on the surface. Sometimes germs are able to get through the cilia and other defenses our body has and can cause illnesses.

How do you know if someone has bronchitis?

  • It could be harder for them to breath
  • Their tissues could start getting irritated
  • They could start producing more mucus
  • They could start coughfing

In Some circumstances, your doctor my prescribe medical treatment such as...

  • Antibiotics, Bronchitis is usually a result of viral infections, but your doctor might prescribe it if they think you have a bacterial infection.
  • Cough medicine, You cough to remove irritants from your longs and air passages, but if your cough if keeping you from sleeping you might want to try the cough medicine.
  • Other medications, if you have allergies, asthma, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), your doctor may recommend an inhaler or other medications to reduce inflammation to open narrow passages in your longs

How can I try to avoid Bronchitis?

  • Avoid smoking, the smock increases your risk of chronic bronchitis
  • Get shots, many cases of bronchitis is a result from influenza, a virus. Getting a yearly flu vaccination can help protect you from the flu.
  • Wash your hands, this reduces the risk of getting a viral infection.
  • Wear a surgical mask if needed, if you have COPD, you might want to consider wearing a mask at work or in big crowds.

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