|Bronchitis is an inflammation of the windpipe
(trachea) and the large bronchi of the respiratory tract.
May be due to bacterial infection or viral infection. Some
times it can be triggered by an allergic reaction to molds,
pollens, dander or dust.
Bronchitis begins with a running nose, fever, and dry cough
and possibly wheezing. The cough eventually becomes productive,
with clear sputum at first and tatter thick yellow sputum.
Symptoms of allergic bronchitis include a cough that if often
worse at night, malaise, and loss of appetite and wheezing.
Chronic bronchitis is characterized by a persistent dry cough
without other symptoms. An immuring or chronic cough can be
Eliminate any potentially mucus-forming foods (such as fried
foods, sweets, and dairy products) from your diet until the
bronchitis is resolved.
Take plenty of fluid, hydration helps to thin secretions
so that they are easier to cough out. Chicken or vegetable
soup made with lots of vegetables is very helpful.
> Rest interspersed with periods of moderate activity
is important in treating bronchitis. The moderate activity
is helpful in keeping secretions from setting and causing
> Place a hot water bottle on your chest or back for 20
minutes every day. This helps to ease breathing.
Prevent exposure to those things that provoke a reaction
and try to keep any allergic reactions that escalate into
> When you catch a cold, begin appropriate treatment promptly.
This may help decrease of developing bronchitis.
> As far as possible try to keep your self away from an
infected or sick person.
> Bryonia Alba is recommended for them whose cough is
worse at night and those who complain of pain in the chest
> Arsenic Album is useful for bronchitis when there is
extreme restlessness with prostration, thirst for small quantities
of water at short internals and dry cough that worsens after
midnight and after drinking.
> Dresseris used with whopping type of dry cough and accompanied
> Phosphorous should be considered for the patient with
a cough that is lingering. Patients are usually sensitive.
> Bacillinum is recommended for those who are constantly
catching cold with chronic suffocative cough.