Bronchitis By Charlie Otte and Logan Dvorak

What is Bronchitis?

Bronchitis is the inflammation of the lining of bronchial tubes, which carry air to and from the lungs. Bronchitis can be chronic or acute.

Causes of bronchitis

Acute bronchitis is usually caused by viruses and may occur together with or following a cold or any other respiratory infection. In general bronchitis is caused by smoking or being around tobacco smoke, chemical fumes, and other air pollutants for a long time can cause bronchitis.

Signs/Symptoms

Some symptoms/signs are cough that may bring up thick white, yellow, or greenish mucus, headache, generally feeling ill, chills, fever, shortness of breath, soreness or a feeling of tightness in the chest, and/or wheezing.

Treatment

Since it is a virus antibiotics do not work on it so they advise you to drink a lot of fluids and get a lot of rest. Sometimes you can use medication that is meant for asthma.

Prevention

To prevent bronchitis you can wash you hands to stop the spread of germs, don't smoke, if you do smoke cut down or quit, avoid being around toxic smoke, get sleep, and eat right. .

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