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Acute bronchitis is one of the most common respiratory diseases. The mucous membrane lining the bronchial tubes is inflamed it. Bronchi are the continuation of the trachea. These shares at the lower end into two main bronchi, which lead the inhaled air into the two lungs. There, the bronchi branch out more and finer until they enter the alveoli (air sacs) open.
In young people, the acute bronchitis is usually a strong cough as part of a “normal” cold survived within two weeks. You can, however – particularly in the elderly or in a pre-existing chronic disease – last longer and have serious consequences (see complications). Read the rest of this entry »
Bronchitis is characterized by inflammation and irritation of the bronchi, the airways that lead inspired air from the trachea to the lungs. It is often preceded by a cold or flu. It causes a deep cough and a large amount of bronchial secretions, yellowish.
For the vast majority of people, acute bronchitis lasts for several days and is not problematic. A dry cough may persist for several weeks.
Acute bronchitis is common: the majority of individuals are affected at least once in their lifetime. It occurs most often in autumn or winter season.
Note. People who get acute bronchitis and whose bronchi are weakened by another respiratory disease, such as the asthma or chronic bronchitis, have more pronounced symptoms. Moreover, the risks of complications and treatments are different. It will not matter in this record.
The most common cause of acute bronchitis is a viral infection. The virus is inhaled and then spread to the bronchi. Sometimes a cold or flu before the bronchitis. Viral bronchitis is contagious. From autumn to spring, it is the influenza virus A and B, Para influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, corona virus and adenovirus rampant, while during the summer, mostly viruses Echo and Coxsackie’s. The rhinovirus is for its present throughout the year. Read the rest of this entry »
Bronchitis is an inflammation of the airways between the trachea and lungs (bronchial tubes). The wall of these tubes produces large amounts of mucus, triggering a persistent cough. In North America, about one in 20 suffers from chronic bronchitis. Women are more at risk than men.
There are two types of bronchitis:
Acute bronchitis comes on rapidly, usually after a virus has invaded the upper respiratory tract. There are also some cases of bacterial infection. The virus most likely to trigger acute bronchitis are those that cause influenza (flu) and colds. The viruses of measles and whooping cough can also cause acute bronchitis. In these cases, the condition is called acute infectious bronchitis. It is called acute irritative bronchitis when it is caused by inhaling dust, fumes or vapors. Read the rest of this entry »
Acute infectious bronchitis gives you a sore throat, nasty cough, fever, body aches or headaches! Means inflammation of the bronchi, the disease is commonplace and yet perfectly harmless. No need to panic, just monitoring is usually sufficient for it to disappear in a few days.
These inflammations of the bronchi are most often the result of bacterial or viral infections. Fever and cough and acute bronchitis characterized as persistent and productive cough are signs of chronic bronchitis. Discover the basics such daily troubles.
How to Recognize Bronchitis?
This disease usually occurs in spring or autumn, in small epidemics. Acute bronchitis is characterized by fever generally low and variable during the day, aches, general malaise. There is also a burning sensation in the chest at the sternum and a bad cough . Read the rest of this entry »
WHAT IS IT?
Inflammation of the airways from the trachea, affecting this, bronchi and bronchioles.
It affects both sexes without age group preference.
Infection with one of many respiratory viruses.
Most cases of acute bronchitis starts with a bluetongue virus in nose and throat that extends to the airways.
It often appears a secondary bacterial infection.
You can also occur by breathing air containing irritants such as chemical fumes (ammonia), acid fumes, dust or smoke.
Cough, at first, does not produce mucus.
Slight fever (usually no more than 37.5 º).
Slight burning pain in chest or feeling of pressure in the sternum.
Wheezing (whistling), respiratory complaints (sometimes).
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Cold and wet weather.
Recent illness that has lowered resistance.
Avoid contact with people who have acute bronchitis.
HMOs Avoid exposure to irritating or toxic vapors.
DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT
History and physical examination by a physician.
Blood tests to detect other infections and cultures of blood, mucus and to identify the causal agent.
Chest X-Ray (only if there are complications).
If a smoker, smoke for the illness.
The snuff delays healing and contributes to complications.
Increase the humidity.
Shower regularly with hot water.
Have a fresh water spray near the bed.
With minor discomfort, you can use:
Acetaminophen to reduce fever.
Counter medications for cough, only when the cough is not productive (without sputum).
Completely stop cough can be dangerous stall excess mucus and irritants to the bronchial tubes, which could produce a reduction in pneumonia and oxygen exchange in the lungs.
Your doctor may prescribe:
Antibiotics to fight bacterial infections.
Expectorant to ease mucus and it to be easily removed by coughing.
Rest in bed until the fever goes down.
Then gradually return to normal activities.
No special diet.
Drink at least 8-10 glasses of fluid a day to promote mucus and cough poderlas eliminate comfortably.
Tell your doctor if following occurs during illness:
High fever and chills.
Thick sputum or blood-stained.
Shortness of breath even at rest.
Pulmonary bacterial infection (various types of pneumonia).
Chronic bronchitis due to repeated episodes of acute bronchitis.
It can be cured in 1 week with treatment.
Cases with complications usually clears up in two weeks with medication.