Bronchitis By: Connor Knight

OVERVIEW

Bronchitis is an infection in the lining of the bronchial tubes.

CAUSES

This disease can be caused by exposure to smoke, chemicals and bacteria. It is also caused by toxic gases and air pollution,Tobacco smoke, smog, fumes and dust.

Smoking is one of the major causes of Bronchitis

SYMPTOMS

The most common symptom of bronchitis is a cough. Another cause is phlegm. One more is shortness of breath, Fatigue wheezing sounds when breathing, Tightness or a dull pain in the chest. You also can Cough up blood and Have a fever of more than 101. Also have a cough lasting more than four weeks.

Coughing is a very common symptom of Bronchitis

TREATMENT

Contact doctor for medicine, also Painkillers, Oxygen therapy and Expectorant and possibly a inhaled bronchodilator.

PREVENTION

Drink fluid and get plenty of rest. You should avoid smoking and fumes. Get pain relievers, oxygen therapy and avoid things that irritate your nose throat and lungs.

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