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Bronchitis
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This diagram shows acute bronchitis.
ICD-10 J20.-J21., J42.
ICD-9 466, 491
DiseasesDB 29135
MedlinePlus 001087
eMedicine article/297108
MeSH D001991
.Bronchitis is inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi, the airways that carry airflow from the trachea into the lungs.^ The meaning of bronchitis is the inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the bronchial tubes inside the lungs.
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^ Bronchitis: Inflammation of the bronchi as a symptom.

^ Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes, the part of the respiratory system that leads into the lungs.
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.Bronchitis can be classified into two categories, acute and chronic, each of which has unique etiologies, pathologies, and therapies.^ Bronchitis may be acute or chronic.
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^ Bronchitis may be either acute or chronic.

^ It can be classified into acute bronchitis and chronic bronchitis.
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.Acute bronchitis is characterized by the development of a cough, with or without the production of sputum, mucus that is expectorated (coughed up) from the respiratory tract.^ Chronic bronchitis is characterized by a productive (wet) cough that is persistent.
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^ Mucoid sputum production characterizes simple chronic bronchitis.

^ People who have bronchitis often have a cough that brings up mucus.

.Acute bronchitis often occurs during the course of an acute viral illness such as the common cold or influenza.^ Acute bronchitis is often catching.
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^ The most common cause of acute bronchitis is a viral infection such as the flu.
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^ Acute bronchitis is often caused by a viral or bacterial infection.

.Viruses cause about 90% of cases of acute bronchitis while bacteria account for less than 10%.^ The treatment of acute bronchitis depends on what caused it.
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^ Infectious bronchitis may also be caused by bacteria.
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^ Acute bronchitis is usually caused by a virus ...
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.Chronic bronchitis, a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is characterized by the presence of a productive cough that lasts for 3 months or more per year for at least 2 years.^ Sandalwood oil For: Cough, chronic bronchitis .
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^ This condition is called  chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

^ Gemzel H. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) includes chronic bronchitis , emphysema, or both.
  • Chronic Bronchitis Chronic - a comprehensive view - Wellsphere 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.wellsphere.com [Source type: Academic]

.Chronic bronchitis most often develops due to recurrent injury to the airways caused by inhaled irritants.^ Cause of chronic bronchitis .
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^ Most of the time bronchitis is caused due to viral infection .

^ In chronic bronchitis the airways are narrowed but intact.
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.Cigarette smoking is the most common cause, followed by air pollution and occupational exposure to irritants, and cold air.^ Occupational exposure to pollutants has also been determined to be the cause of brochitis .

^ I have asthma and my most frequent trigger is exposure to cold air.
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^ Chronic bronchitis is caused in most cases by exposure to tobacco smoke or other irritants.
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Acute bronchitis

.Acute bronchitis is most often caused by viruses that infect the epithelium of the bronchi, resulting in inflammation and increased secretion of mucus.^ The treatment of acute bronchitis depends on what caused it.
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^ Bronchitis: Inflammation of the bronchi as a symptom.

^ Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchi.
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.Cough, a common symptom of acute bronchitis, develops in an attempt to expel the excess mucus from the lungs.^ The following are the most common symptoms for acute bronchitis.
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^ The most common symptom of acute bronchitis is a cough that is dry and hacking at first.
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^ Acute bronchitis—is a sudden onset of symptoms.
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.Other common symptoms include sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion (coryza), low-grade fever, pleurisy, malaise, and the production of sputum.^ For relief of cough, hoarseness, fever, sore throat, bronchitis, and congestion.
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^ Other respiratory symptoms that are common (but not as dominant) among patients diagnosed with acute bronchitis include nasal congestion, sore throat, and low-grade fevers.
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^ Symptoms include a cough, wheezing, fever, and soreness in the chest.

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.Acute bronchitis often develops during the course of an upper respiratory infection (URI) such as the common cold or influenza.^ It is more common during the winter months and often develops after an upper respiratory illness such as influenza (flu) or a cold caused by a virus such as coronavirus, adenovirus, or a rhinovirus.
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^ Acute bronchitis is common during winter.
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^ For patients with colds, 51% of the time; for patients with upper respiratory infection, 52%; for patients with bronchitis, 66%.
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[1] .About 90% of cases of acute bronchitis are caused by viruses, including rhinoviruses, adenoviruses, and influenza.^ Many cases of acute bronchitis result from influenza .

^ Acute bronchitis is usually caused by a virus ...
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^ Many cases of acute bronchitis result from influenza, a virus.

.Bacteria, including Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydia pneumoniae, and Bordetella pertussis, account for about 10% of cases.^ In some cases, atypical bacteria are important causes, including Bordetella pertussis, Chlamydophila (Chlamydia) pneumoniae, and Mycoplasma pneumoniae .
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^ Chlamydia pneumoniae Mycoplasma pneumoniae .

^ Bacteria: Bordatella pertussis, Bordatella parapertussis, Branhamella catarrhalis, Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae , atypical bacteria (e.g., Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydia pneumoniae , Legionella species) .
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.Treatment for acute bronchitis is primarily symptomatic.^ Treatment for acute bronchitis: .
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^ Algorithm for the treatment of patients with acute bronchitis.
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^ [Treatment of acute bronchitis in children and adolescents.
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.Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may be used to treat fever and sore throat.^ Slippery Elm cough lozenges used to treat sore throats and coughs.
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^ It soothes sore throats and is expectorant, anti-inflammatory, and directly antiviral.
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^ Wild Cherry Bark is also used to treat sore throats and coughs.
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.Decongestants can be useful in patients with nasal congestion, and expectorants may be used to loosen mucus and increase expulsion of sputum.^ He may also prescribe an expectorant to help loosen and mobilize mucus.

^ Mullein tea loosens congestion and mucus.
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^ Expulsion of the mucus may be hindered if it is thickened.

.Cough suppressants may be used if the cough interferes with sleep or is bothersome, although coughing may be useful in expelling sputum from the airways.^ Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi (lung airways), resulting in persistent cough that produces consideration quantities of sputum (phlegm).
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^ Cough medicines are also not helpful on the whole - but the occasional use of a cough suppressant for older children and adults at night may help the person and the family get more sleep.
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^ HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES Aconitum 6X may be used for a dry acute cough with fever.
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.Even with no treatment, most cases of acute bronchitis resolve quickly.^ The treatment of acute bronchitis depends on what caused it.
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^ Treatment for acute bronchitis: .
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^ There is no surgical treatment for acute bronchitis .
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.Only about 5-10% of bronchitis cases are caused by a bacterial infection.^ Bronchitis can have causes other than infection.
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^ Then another, bacterial infection causes the coughing symptoms of bronchitis.
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^ Only about 10 in 100 cases of acute bronchitis are caused by bacteria .
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.Most cases of bronchitis are caused by a viral infection and are "self-limited" and resolve themselves in a few weeks.^ Most of the time bronchitis is caused due to viral infection .

^ Viral bronchitis is the infection of the airways caused by the viruses’ infection.

^ Bronchitis is caused usually by bacterial or viral infections .

[2] .As most cases of acute bronchitis are caused by viruses, antibiotics should not be used since they are only effective against bacteria.^ Andrew T. Taylor what is the bacteria that causes bronchitis?

^ Turn on Accessibility Mode Acute bronchitis: Should I take antibiotics?
  • CIGNA - Acute bronchitis: Should I take antibiotics? 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.cigna.com [Source type: General]

^ It should also be noted that antibiotics are markedly overutilized in treatment of acute bronchitis.
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.Using antibiotics in patients who do not have bacterial infections promotes the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which may lead to greater morbidity and mortality.^ In fact over use of antibiotics has led to the development of resistant organisms.
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^ If a bacterial infection is the culprit, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics.
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^ You also may have developed a bacterial sinusitis.
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.Antibiotics should only be prescribed if microscopic examination of Gram stained sputum shows large numbers of bacteria present.^ His sputum, examined under the microscope, shows many bacteria.
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^ CONCLUSION: Although all AECB patients should receive supportive care, only patients with at least 1 key symptom and 1 risk factor should receive antibiotic therapy.
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^ And only a small number of studies have looked at antibiotics for bronchitis, so the results showing a benefit could be a fluke.
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.Some doctors may put you on medications like steroids.^ But your doctor may suggest antibiotics if you have other medical conditions on top of bronchitis, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or heart failure.
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^ What’s more, presence of bronchitis coughing blood should warn you that you may be on the verge of developing pneumonia and this should spur you into seeking immediate medical help.

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Chronic bronchitis

.Chronic bronchitis, a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is defined by a productive cough that lasts for 3 months or more per year for at least 2 years.^ This condition is called  chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

^ See also: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) .
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^ Chronic bronchitis is characterized by a productive (wet) cough that is persistent.
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[3] .Other symptoms may include wheezing and shortness of breath, especially upon exertion.^ Difficulty breathing, wheezing, shortness of breath.
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^ Wheezing Persistent cough Shortness of breath Symptom .
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^ Whistling noises ( wheezing ) when breathing, especially during physical exertion.
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.The cough is often worse soon after awakening, and the sputum produced may have a yellow or green color and may be streaked with blood.^ Sputum may be clear, white, yellow, green, or even tinged with blood.
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^ Are coughing up small streaks of blood.
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^ The mucus may be clear, yellow, or green.
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Chronic bronchitis is caused by recurring injury or irritation to the respiratory epithelium of the bronchi, resulting in chronic inflammation, edema (swelling), and increased production of mucus by goblet cells.
^ It causes increased mucus production, leading to cough and sputum.

^ The infection moves from the nose, mouth, and throat to the bronchial tubes, causing the tubes to swell and mucus production to increase.
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^ Bronchitis: Inflammation of the bronchi as a symptom.

[1] .Airflow into and out of the lungs is partly blocked because of the swelling and extra mucus in the bronchi or due to reversible bronchospasm.^ The tissues are swollen because of irritation; large amount of mucus is secreted and poured into the bronchial tubes to protect the inflamed mucous membrane.
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^ Cough that brings up yellow-green mucus, often worse in the morning Difficulty breathing Bluish tint to lips and skin (in severe cases) Swelling of the feet (in end-stage cases) Bronchi and Air Sacs of Lungs .
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^ It occurs when the trachea (windpipe) and the large and small bronchi (airways) within the lungs become inflamed because of infection or other causes.

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.Most cases of chronic bronchitis are caused by smoking cigarettes or other forms of tobacco.^ The chronic bronchitis is due to cigarette smoking and at this point is not reversible.
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^ However, chronic bronchitis is often caused due to the habit of smoking.

^ Bronchitis can have causes other than infection.
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.Chronic inhalation of irritating fumes or dust from occupational exposure or air pollution may also be causative.^ Some occupations may also cause exposure to chemicals, gases, grains and dust.
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^ Bronchitis may be caused by a virus, bacteria, smoking or the inhalation of chemical pollutants or dust.
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^ Exposure to environmental pollutants and toxic fumes.
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.About 5% of the population has chronic bronchitis, and it is two times more common in males than females.^ Bronchitis affects males more than females.

^ More women than men develop chronic bronchitis.
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^ Two of the most common treatments for chronic bronchitis are bronchodilators and corticosteroids.

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.Chronic bronchitis is treated symptomatically.^ Chronic bronchitis is not treated with bronchitis cough syrup.

^ The safety profile of gemifloxacin is similar to that of approved agents to treat acute bacterial exacerbations of chronic bronchitis and community acquired pneumonia, with a low discontinuation rate of 2.2%.
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^ Just as you can cure acute bronchitis with medication there is medication available to help treat chronic bronchitis.

.Inflammation and edema of the respiratory epithelium may be reduced with inhaled corticosteroids.^ The cooling and anti-inflammatory properties in Ginseng may also help to reduce fevers and relieve respiratory problems.
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^ Corticosteroids — reduce inflammation; either inhaled with an inhaler or taken by mouth, they are usually used to treat moderate to severe COPD .
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^ Corticosteroids -- reduce inflammation; either inhaled with an inhaler or taken by mouth, they are usually used to treat moderate to severe COPD .
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.Wheezing and shortness of breath can be treated by reducing bronchospasm (reversible narrowing of smaller bronchi due to constriction of the smooth muscle) with bronchodilators such as inhaled β-Adrenergic agonists (e.g., albuterol) and inhaled anticholinergics (e.g., ipratropium bromide).^ Bronchodilator therapy, including inhaled β-adrenergic agonists (albuterol, fenoterol, metaproterenol, terbutaline) and anticholinergic agents (ipratropium bromide), might improve airflow during acute exacerbation.

^ These drugs, which include bronchodilators like albuterol and ipratropium, open your constricted airways and aid in the clearance of mucus.

^ Smoking can also increase airway resistance via vagally mediated smooth muscle constriction.

.Hypoxemia, too little oxygen in the blood, can be treated with supplemental oxygen.^ Despite significant advances in pharmacotherapy, the management of infants with bronchiolitis has changed little over the years from supplemental oxygen and good fluid management.
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^ Supplemental oxygen is helpful for patients with reduced blood oxygen levels; in these patients, it may help prolong life.

^ Other treatment like supplemental oxygen therapy is used in cases of advanced COPD with severely impaired lung function and abnormally low blood-oxygen concentration.
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[1] .However, oxygen supplementation can result in decreased respiratory drive leading to increased blood levels of carbon dioxide and subsequent respiratory acidosis.^ His blood oxygen tension was again very low, with high carbon dioxide tension and increased blood activity.
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^ Asthmatic and respiratory problems today are probably partially the result of increased air pollution.
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^ First, an arterial blood sample is drawn and analyzed for carbon dioxide, oxygen tension, and blood acid levels.
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.The most effective method of preventing chronic bronchitis and other forms of COPD is to avoid smoking cigarettes and other forms of tobacco.^ Avoiding cigarette smoke.
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^ The chronic bronchitis is due to cigarette smoking and at this point is not reversible.
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^ Avoid smoking tobacco, drinking alcohol and any other such product.
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.On pulmonary tests, a bronchitic (bronchitis) may present a decreased FEV1 and FEV1/FVC. However, unlike the other common obstructive disorders, asthma and emphysema, bronchitis rarely causes a high residual volume.^ Sometimes other tests may be needed.
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^ Bronchitis may be acute or chronic (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).
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^ Bronchitis can have causes other than infection.
  • Acute Bronchitis - March 15, 1998 - American Academy of FamilyPhysicians 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.aafp.org [Source type: Academic]

.This is because the air flow obstruction found in bronchitis is due to increased resistance, which does not generally cause the airways to collapse prematurely and trap air in the lungs.^ When the lung is damaged and leaks air, it collapses the lung.
  • Respiration Problems in Dogs 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.vetinfo.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Bronchitis is an inflammation of air passages in the lungs.
  • Bronchitis | INJURY | PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER | PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY | INJURIES 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.injury.com [Source type: News]

^ The narrowing or obstruction of the airways is caused by: .
  • Home Remedies for Asthma - Treatment & Cure - Natural Remedy for Asthma – Asthma Diet 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.natural-homeremedies.com [Source type: Original source]

[citation needed]

Protracted bacterial bronchitis

.Protracted bacterial bronchitis is defined as a cough of more than 8 weeks, with a positive bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), that resolves with antibiotics.^ But more than 20% of people with acute bronchitis have a cough that lasts more than 4 weeks.
  • CIGNA - Acute Bronchitis 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.cigna.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ But some people continue to have a cough for more than 4 weeks.
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^ Your cough lasts more than three weeks.

[5] .It is usually caused by streptococcus pneumoniae, haemophilus influenzae, or moraxella catarrhalis.^ Moraxella catarrhalis can cause Bronchitis.

^ Azithromycin is commonly prescribed for the treatment of (bacterial) Bronchitis (where the cause of Bronchitis is Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae or Moraxella catarrhalis infection).

^ The bacteria involved are H. influenzae, S. pneumoniae, and Moraxella catarrhalis.
  • Emergency Medicine 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.emedmag.com [Source type: Academic]

[5]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Cohen, Jonathan and William Powderly. Infectious Diseases. 2nd ed. Mosby (Elsevier), 2004. "Chapter 33: Bronchitis, Bronchiectasis, and Cystic Fibrosis"
  2. ^ Hueston WJ (March 1997). "Antibiotics: neither cost effective nor 'cough' effective". The Journal of Family Practice 44 (3): 261–5. PMID 9071245. 
  3. ^ "CDC Definition of Chronic Bronchitis from NIOSH HAZARD REVIEW, Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica"
  4. ^ "Ross and Wilson: Anatomy and Physiology (tenth edition)"
  5. ^ a b Goldsobel AB, Chipps BE (March 2010). "Cough in the pediatric population". J. Pediatr. 156 (3): 352–358.e1. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2009.12.004. PMID 20176183. 

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1911 encyclopedia

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From LoveToKnow 1911

Medical warning!
This article is from the 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica. .Medical science has made many leaps forward since it has been written.^ Medical science has made many leaps forward since it has been written.

^ Bronchitis and Natural Cures Homeopathic remedies are claimed by many to be better than medical science if only through their claim of being Natural.
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.This is not a site for medical advice, when you need information on a medical condition, consult a professional instead.^ Medical advice If you need medical help now ...
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^ It is not a substitute for professional medical advice.
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^ This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice.
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.BRONCHITIS, the name given to inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bronchial tubes (see Respiratory System: Pathology) . Two main varieties are described, specific and nonspecific bronchitis.^ Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bronchial tubes.

^ [HHH p.42] Symptoms: An acute or chronic inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bronchial tubes.
  • Bronchitis 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC herballegacy.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Bronchitis is a sickness where the bronchial tubes get inflamed.

.The bronchitis which occurs in infectious or specific disorders, as diphtheria, influenza, measles, pneumonia, &c., due to the micro-organisms observed in these diseases, is known as specific; whereas that which results from extension from above, or from chemical or mechanical irritation, is known as non-specific.^ The bronchitis which occurs in infectious or specific disorders, as diphtheria , influenza , measles , pneumonia , &c., due to the micro-organisms observed in these diseases, is known as specific; whereas that which results from extension from above, or from chemical or mechanical irritation, is known as non-specific.

^ Bronchitis can also occur due to influenza as well as bacteria such as mycoplasma pneumonia.
  • Bronchitis 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.entmags.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Infectious bronchitis usually occurs in the winter due to viruses, including the influenza virus.
  • Bronchitis 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.csmc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It is convenient to describe it, however, under the chemical divisions of acute and chronic bronchitis.^ Bronchitis may be acute or chronic.
  • Bronchitis | Treatment of Bronchitis | Causes of Bronchitis | Diagnosis of Bronchitis 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.ringsurf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • What is the difference between pneumonia and bronchitis? 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.rwjobgyn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Acute bronchitis Chronic bronchitis Industrial bronchitis Types of Bronchitis .
  • Bronchitis Explained | Womens Health Base 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.womenshealthbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Understanding acute and chronic bronchitis .
  • Is bronchitis contagious? - a knol by Online Editors 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

.Acute bronchitis, like other inflammatory affections of the chest, generally arises as the result of exposure to cold, particularly if accompanied with damp, or of sudden change from a heated to a cool atmosphere.^ When does a cold become acute bronchitis?
  • Bronchitis Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention by MedicineNet.com 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.medicinenet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Bronchitis Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention by MedicineNet.com 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.medicinenet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Acute bronchitis generally is reversible.

^ While acute bronchitis is generally reversible.
  • Bronchitis alternative treatment - Veria.com 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.veria.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The symptoms vary according to the severity of the attack, and more especially according to the extent to which the inflammatory action spreads in the bronchial tubes.^ (For more information on the bronchial tubes and the airways.

^ The symptoms vary according to the severity of the attack, and more especially according to the extent to which the inflammatory action spreads in the bronchial tubes.

^ According to modern science, the primary cause of Bronchitis is the viral attack of the bronchial tubes.However, ayurvedic studies indicate that the root cause of Bronchitis stems from the impairment of digestion, as well as deep feelings of insecurity.
  • Bronchitis Remedies | Natural Bronchitis Ayurvedic Treatment 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.ayurvedic-medicines.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The disease usually manifests itself at first in the form of a catarrh, or common cold; but the accompanying feverishness and general constitutional disturbance proclaim the attack to be something more severe, and symptoms denoting the onset of bronchitis soon present themselves.^ Generally, the longer the symptoms have been present and the longer the exposure to cigarettes (or whatever cause), the more severe will be the disease.
  • Section G1: Bronchitis and Emphysem 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.lakesidepress.com [Source type: Academic]

^ The symptoms of chronic bronchitis are generally also present.
  • Chronic Asthmatic Bronchitis - Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.healthscout.com [Source type: Academic]

^ The disease usually manifests itself at first in the form of a catarrh , or common cold; but the accompanying feverishness and general constitutional disturbance proclaim the attack to be something more severe, and symptoms denoting the onset of bronchitis soon present themselves.

.A short, painful, dry cough, accompanied with rapid and wheezing respiration, a feeling of rawness and pain in the throat and behind the breast bone, and of oppression or tightness throughout the chest, mark the early stages of the disease.^ The chest feels tight, causing some shortness of breath.
  • Making Health Happen - Calgary West Central - PCN - Lower Respiratory Infections 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.makinghealthhappen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ My chest also burns when I cough and I feel short of breath.
  • Bronchitis - Kosmix : Reference, Videos, Images, News, Shopping and more... 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.kosmix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Does your chest feel tight?
  • Chronic Bronchitis -- familydoctor.org 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC familydoctor.org [Source type: General]

.In some cases, from the first, symptoms of the form of asthma known as the bronchitic are superadded, and greatly aggravate the patient's suffering.^ Bronchitis patients with aggravating symptoms.

^ In some cases, from the first, symptoms of the form of asthma known as the bronchitic are superadded, and greatly aggravate the patient's suffering.

^ This proposal is meant to help reduce premature deaths, aggravated asthma, bronchitis cases, hospital and emergency room visits and days when people miss work or school because of ozone-related symptoms, the agency said.

.After a few days expectoration begins to come with the cough, at first scanty and viscid or frothy, but soon becoming copious and of purulent character.^ After a few days expectoration begins to come with the cough, at first scanty and viscid or frothy, but soon becoming copious and of purulent character.

^ The cough in these children is usually accompanied by an initial watery nasal discharge which often becomes thicker and colored or opaque after a few days and then becomes clear again to a mucoid watery consistency before resolving spontaneously.
  • Bronchitis in Children 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.utoronto.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Take painkillers, have lots to drink and you will feel a lot better within a few days, although the cough may last for a couple of weeks.
  • Bronchitis | Chest infection | Health | goodtoknow 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.goodtoknow.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • Bronchitis | Chest infection | Health | goodtoknow 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.goodtoknow.co.uk [Source type: General]

.In general, of ter free expectoration has been established the more urgent and painful symptoms abate; and while the cough may persist for a length of time, often extending to three or four weeks, in the majority of instances convalescence advances, and the patient is ultimately restored to health, although there is not unfrequently left a tendency to a recurrence of the disease on exposure to its exciting causes.^ A cough is a symptom, not a disease.

^ Coughing may continue for several weeks.
  • Bronchitis - symptoms, Definition, Description, Demographics, Causes and symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prognosis, Prevention 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.healthofchildren.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Q: pain with coughing A: I am 22 weeks and I have been coughing for 6 weeks now.
  • Bronchitis | BabyCenter 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.babycenter.com [Source type: General]

.When the ear or the stethoscope is applied to the chest of a person suffering from such an attack as that now described, there are heard in the earlier stages snoring or cooing sounds, mixed up with others of wheezing or fine whistling quality, accompanying respiration.^ Wheezing or whistling sound may be heard while breathing.
  • Bronchitis- Causes, Symptoms, Herbal Medicines And Ayurvedic Remedies 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.free-herbal-medicines.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When the ear or the stethoscope is applied to the chest of a person suffering from such an attack as that now described, there are heard in the earlier stages snoring or cooing sounds, mixed up with others of wheezing or fine whistling quality, accompanying respiration.

^ The physician will listen to the child's chest with a stethoscope for specific sounds that indicate lung inflammation, such as moist rales and crackling, and wheezing, that indicate airway narrowing.
  • Bronchitis - symptoms, Definition, Description, Demographics, Causes and symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prognosis, Prevention 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.healthofchildren.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.These are denominated dry sounds, and they are occasionally so abundant and distinct, as to convey their vibrations to the hand applied to the chest, as well as to be audible to a bystander at some distance.^ These are denominated dry sounds, and they are occasionally so abundant and distinct, as to convey their vibrations to the hand applied to the chest, as well as to be audible to a bystander at some distance.

^ Wheezing after coughing is usual, and there might be some chest pain as well.
  • Bronchitis - Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Diagnosis - Infection - C-Health 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC chealth.canoe.ca [Source type: News]
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^ In some cases, the doctor may order other tests as well, such as a chest x-ray or a lung function test.
  • Bronchitis - Daughter Knows Best, What Is Bronchitis?, What Causes Bronchitis?, What Are the Symptoms?, Acute bronchitis, Chronic bronchitis 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.humanillnesses.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As the disease progresses these sounds become to a large extent replaced by others of crackling or bubbling character, which are termed moist sounds or tales.^ As the disease progresses these sounds become to a large extent replaced by others of crackling or bubbling character, which are termed moist sounds or tales.

^ The physician will listen to the child's chest with a stethoscope for specific sounds that indicate lung inflammation, such as moist rales and crackling, and wheezing, that indicate airway narrowing.
  • Bronchitis - symptoms, Definition, Description, Demographics, Causes and symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prognosis, Prevention 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.healthofchildren.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These chemicals and additives have side effects, making us lethargic, sleepy or wired, headachy, and can even cause cancers and other life-threatening diseases.
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.Both these kinds of abnormal sounds are readily explained by a reference to the pathological condition of the parts.^ Both these kinds of abnormal sounds are readily explained by a reference to the pathological condition of the parts.

^ These two conditions together are commonly referred to as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
  • Understanding Chronic Bronchitis - American Lung Association 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.lungusa.org [Source type: General]

^ Both these conditions occur more frequently in winter.
  • Bronchitis Natural Herbs Bronchitis Herbal Remedies 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.anniesremedy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.One of the first effects of inflammation upon the bronchial mucous membrane is to cause some degree of swelling, which, together with the presence of a tough secretion closely adhering to it, tends to diminish the calibre of the tubes.^ Chronic or acute inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bronchial tubes.
  • Bronchitis Definition | Definition of Bronchitis at Dictionary.com 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC dictionary.reference.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bronchial tubes.
  • Bronchitis Definition | Definition of Bronchitis at Dictionary.com 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC dictionary.reference.com [Source type: Reference]

^ [HHH p.42] Symptoms: An acute or chronic inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bronchial tubes.
  • Bronchitis 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC herballegacy.com [Source type: Reference]

.The respired air as it passes over this surface gives rise to the dry or sonorous breath sounds, the coarser being generated in the large, and the finer or wheezing sounds in the small divisions of the bronchi.^ The wheezing sound is produced while breathing due to the compression of the air passages.
  • Bronchitis Vs Pneumonia 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.buzzle.com [Source type: Academic]

^ The respired air as it passes over this surface gives rise to the dry or sonorous breath sounds, the coarser being generated in the large, and the finer or wheezing sounds in the small divisions of the bronchi.

^ Air is pulled into the lungs when we breathe, initially passing through the mouth, nose, and larynx (voicebox) into the trachea and continues en route to each lung via either the right or left bronchi (the bronchial tree - bronchi, bronchioles, and alveoli).
  • Bronchitis Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention by MedicineNet.com 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.medicinenet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Before long, however, the discharge from the bronchial mucous membrane becomes more abundant and less glutinous, and accumulates in the tubes till dislodged by coughing.^ Chronic or acute inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bronchial tubes.
  • Bronchitis Definition | Definition of Bronchitis at Dictionary.com 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC dictionary.reference.com [Source type: Reference]

^ The bronchial tubes also become less able to expand when the body needs more oxygen.
  • Chronic Bronchitis | Causes, Symptoms, Treatment | PDRHealth 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.pdrhealth.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bronchial tubes.
  • Bronchitis Definition | Definition of Bronchitis at Dictionary.com 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC dictionary.reference.com [Source type: Reference]

.The respired air, as it passes through this fluid, causes the moist rales above described.^ The respired air, as it passes through this fluid, causes the moist rales above described.

^ Asthma attacks are caused by inflammation and narrowing of your airways, which makes it hard for air to pass in and out of your lungs.
  • What treatments work for bronchitis? | Life and style | BMJ Group 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The answer is that in some cases the virus that led to the bronchitis can be passed onto other people, especially through the air particles released during coughing spells.
  • Is Bronchitis Contagious? 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.nutralegacy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In most instances both moist and dry sounds are heard abundantly in the same case, since different portions of the bronchial tubes are affected at different times in the course of the disease.^ In most instances both moist and dry sounds are heard abundantly in the same case, since different portions of the bronchial tubes are affected at different times in the course of the disease.

^ At the same time, these diseases may greatly increase the resistance to blood pumped through the lungs by the right side of the heart .
  • Bronchitis - Introduction - NHS24 Health Library 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.nhs24.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Although there are several different types of bronchitis, the two most common are acute and chronic (primarily affects adults).
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.Such are briefly the main characteristics presented by an ordinary attack of acute bronchitis running a favourable course.^ A cough, which is the main symptom of acute bronchitis.
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^ Such are briefly the main characteristics presented by an ordinary attack of acute bronchitis running a favourable course.

^ The main symptom of acute bronchitis is a cough.
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  • Acute Bronchitis - Acute Bronchitis Description - Acute Bronchitis Symptoms - Acute Bronchitis Prevention - Acute Bronchitis Treatment 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC symptomchecker.about.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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  • Bronchitis Explained | Womens Health Base 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.womenshealthbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The case is, however, very different when the inflammation spreads into, or when it primarily affects, the minute ramifications of the bronchial tubes which are in immediate relation to the air-cells of the lungs, giving rise to that form of the disease known as capillary bronchitis or broncho-pneumonia (see Respiratory System: Pathology; and Pneumonia).^ Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi – the small air passages in the lungs.
  • Bronchitis 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.fgb.com.au [Source type: Academic]

^ Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bronchial tubes.
  • Bronchitis Definition | Definition of Bronchitis at Dictionary.com 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC dictionary.reference.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Bronchial tubes are the air passages that extend from the windpipe into the lungs .
  • Bronchitis: symptoms, treatment, causes, prevention, risks, complications, long-term outlook, what to expect, questions to ask your doctor 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.mamashealth.com [Source type: General]

.When this takes place all the symptoms already detailed become greatly intensified, and the patient's life is placed in imminent peril in consequence of the interruption to the entrance of air into the lungs, and thus to the due aeration of the blood.^ When this takes place all the symptoms already detailed become greatly intensified, and the patient's life is placed in imminent peril in consequence of the interruption to the entrance of air into the lungs, and thus to the due aeration of the blood.

^ This impedes air flow into the lungs.
  • FAQs | Acute Bronchitis Support Group | Lungs and Respiration 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.medindia.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The bronchi (the air passages leading into the lungs) are formed by the division of the trachea (the main windpipe leading from the larynx [Adam's apple] down through the neck into the chest).
  • Bronchitis 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC science.jrank.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The feverishness and restlessness increase, the cough becomes incessant, the respiration extremely rapid and laboured, the nostrils dilating with each effort, and evidence of impending suffocation appears.^ The feverishness and restlessness increase, the cough becomes incessant, the respiration extremely rapid and laboured, the nostrils dilating with each effort, and evidence of impending suffocation appears.

^ Later, as secretion increases, the cough changes in character, becoming moist and occurring in severe paroxysms.
  • Acute Catarrhal Bronchitis. | Henriette's Herbal Homepage 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.henriettesherbal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As the expectoration becomes free the symptoms abate and often there is actual increase in the amount of the cough.
  • Acute Catarrhal Bronchitis. | Henriette's Herbal Homepage 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.henriettesherbal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The surface of the body is pale or dusky, the lips are livid, while breathing becomes increasingly difficult, and is attended with suffocative paroxysms which render the recumbent posture impossible.^ Your breathing becomes difficult or painful.
  • Acute Bronchitis - Acute Bronchitis Description - Acute Bronchitis Symptoms - Acute Bronchitis Prevention - Acute Bronchitis Treatment 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC symptomchecker.about.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The surface of the body is pale or dusky, the lips are livid, while breathing becomes increasingly difficult, and is attended with suffocative paroxysms which render the recumbent posture impossible.

^ Breathing can become increasingly difficult.
  • Bronchitis 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC kidshealth.org [Source type: General]
  • Bronchitis | Seattle Children's Hospital 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.seattlechildrens.org [Source type: General]

.Unless speedy relief is obtained by successful efforts to clear the chest by coughing and expectoration, the patient's strength gives way, somnolence and delirium set in and death ensues.^ Unless speedy relief is obtained by successful efforts to clear the chest by coughing and expectoration, the patient's strength gives way, somnolence and delirium set in and death ensues.

^ Chronic productive cough (a cough that produces mucus) that increases in strength and frequency Shortness of breath or wheezing, especially during exercise Chest pain What causes chronic bronchitis?
  • Chronic Bronchitis 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.wakemed.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The inflammation is followed by coughing and expectoration, fever, back and chest pain, sore throat and breathing difficulties.
  • Awakening Spirit Aromatherapy & Herbal Products 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.awakeningspirit.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.All this may be brought about in the space of a few days, and such cases, particularly among the very young, sometimes prove fatal within forty-eight hours.^ All this may be brought about in the space of a few days, and such cases, particularly among the very young, sometimes prove fatal within forty-eight hours.

^ Within a few days, it may turn into a productive cough.
  • Health topics - Acute Bronchitis in Children (General Information) 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.allina.com [Source type: General]
  • Acute Bronchitis in Children | Causes, Symptoms, Treatment | PDRHealth 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.pdrhealth.com [Source type: General]

^ Acute bronchitis is a mild inflammation of the air passages of the lungs that clears up within a few days, often without treatment.
  • Chronic Bronchitis | Causes, Symptoms, Treatment | PDRHealth 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.pdrhealth.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Acute bronchitis must at all times be looked upon as a severe and even serious ailment, but there are certain circumstances under which its occurrence is a matter of special anxiety to the physician.^ How serious is acute bronchitis?
  • Acute Bronchitis - Temple Lung Center - Philadelphia, PA 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC pulmonary.templehealth.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There are two types of bronchitis: Acute Bronchitis .
  • Is bronchitis contagious? - a knol by Online Editors 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ There is a wide range of factors that can lead to the occurrence of acute bronchitis.
  • bronchitis phlegm color | Causes and Risk Factors of Acute Bronchitis 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC bronchitisremedy.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It is pre-eminently dangerous at the extremes of life, and mortality statistics show it to be one of the most fatal of the diseases of those periods.^ It is pre-eminently dangerous at the extremes of life, and mortality statistics show it to be one of the most fatal of the diseases of those periods.

^ People who smoke heavily and those with chronic lung disease are most likely to experience chronic bronchitis.
  • Bronchitis, Infectious - how long, body, last, viral, contagious, causes, What Is Bronchitis?, Who Gets Bronchitis and How? 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.humanillnesses.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Filed under: breathing diseases — Tags: Breathing , breathing disease , bronchitis , bronchitis symptoms , chronic bronchitis , ciliated cells , coughing , mucus , smokers — 11:48 am One of the most common breathing diseases is bronchitis.
  • bronchitis « Breathing and Diseases of Lungs and Airways 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.dccssa.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This is to be explained not only by the well-recognized fact that all acute diseases tell with great severity on the feeble frames alike of infants and aged people, but more particularly by the tendency which bronchitis undoubtedly has in attacking them to assume the capillary form, and when it does so to prove quickly fatal.^ In reality, Bronchitis is not the disease at all.
  • "How To REVERSE PARKINSON'S NOW!" - The Parkinson's-Reversing Breakthrough 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC bronchitis-solution.com [Source type: General]

^ This is to be explained not only by the well-recognized fact that all acute diseases tell with great severity on the feeble frames alike of infants and aged people, but more particularly by the tendency which bronchitis undoubtedly has in attacking them to assume the capillary form, and when it does so to prove quickly fatal.

^ Chronic bronchitis affects people of all ages.
  • XOPENEX: About Chronic Bronchitis 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.xopenex.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The importance, therefore, of early attention to the slightest evidence of bronchitis among the very young or the aged can scarcely be overrated.^ The importance, therefore, of early attention to the slightest evidence of bronchitis among the very young or the aged can scarcely be overrated.

^ Although it has the highest incidence in people with ages over 50, acute bronchitis can be seen in young adults and children as well.
  • bronchitis phlegm color | Causes and Risk Factors of Acute Bronchitis 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC bronchitisremedy.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Infants and very young children, with underdeveloped immune systems and elderly who have weaker immune systems because of ageing, are more susceptible to acute bronchitis.
  • Bronchitis Resources 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC relievebronchitis.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Bronchitis is also apt to be very severe when it occurs in persons who are addicted to intemperance.^ Bronchitis is also apt to be very severe when it occurs in persons who are addicted to intemperance.

^ This is more likely to occur in persons who also have a chronic respiratory disease or other serious health problem.
  • Bronchitis - alternative natural treatment choices 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.go-symmetry.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Infants and very young children, with underdeveloped immune systems and elderly who have weaker immune systems because of ageing, are more susceptible to acute bronchitis.

.Again, in those who suffer from any disease affecting directly or indirectly the respiratory functions, such as consumption or heart disease, the supervention of an attack of acute bronchitis is an alarming complication, increasing, as it necessarily does, the embarassment of breathing.^ When does a cold become acute bronchitis?
  • Bronchitis Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention by MedicineNet.com 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.medicinenet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ Lungs are directly affected by bronchitis .
  • How to Recover from Bronchitis: Ideas for Speeding up Recovery 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC generalmedicine.suite101.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Acute bronchitis does not affect the lungs like pneumonia does.
  • Acute Bronchitis - Acute Bronchitis Description - Acute Bronchitis Symptoms - Acute Bronchitis Prevention - Acute Bronchitis Treatment 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC symptomchecker.about.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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.The same remark is applicable to those numerous instances of its occurrence in children who are or have been suffering from such diseases as have always associated with them a certain degree of bronchial irritation, such as measles and whooping-cough.^ It may occur with childhood illnesses such as measles and whooping cough.
  • Adult Health Advisor 2009.1: Acute Bronchitis 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.med.umich.edu [Source type: General]

^ The same remark is applicable to those numerous instances of its occurrence in children who are or have been suffering from such diseases as have always associated with them a certain degree of bronchial irritation, such as measles and whooping-cough .

^ Therefore, it is often part of the common cold and is a common sequel to influenza , whooping cough , and measles .
  • bronchitis (pathology) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.One other source of danger of a special character in bronchitis remains to be mentioned, viz.^ One other source of danger of a special character in bronchitis remains to be mentioned, viz.

^ Drinking a tea prepared using a combination of garlic and ginger three to four times a day is one of the other widely used herbal remedies for bronchitis.
  • 5 Natural Bronchitis Treatments | Healthy Health List (heheli.com) 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC heheli.com [Source type: General]

^ One is called acute or short-term bronchitis, and the other is chronic or long-term bronchitis.

collapse of the lung. .Occasionally a branch of a bronchial tube becomes plugged up with secretion, so that the area of the lung to which this branch conducts ceases to be inflated on inspiration.^ The bronchi are the lining of the air tubes of the lungs.

^ Occasionally a branch of a bronchial tube becomes plugged up with secretion, so that the area of the lung to which this branch conducts ceases to be inflated on inspiration.

^ (The bronchial tubes connect the windpipe to the lungs.

.The small quantity of air imprisoned in the portion of lung gradually escapes, but no fresh air enters, and the part collapses and becomes of solid consistence.^ The small quantity of air imprisoned in the portion of lung gradually escapes, but no fresh air enters, and the part collapses and becomes of solid consistence.

^ When the lung is damaged and leaks air, it collapses the lung.
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^ Mucus is produced naturally by the sinuses to trap foreign particles, viruses, bacteria and other allergens from the air we breathe in before they enter the lungs.

.Increased difficulty of breathing is the result, and where a large portion of lung is affected by the plugging up of a large bronchus, a fatal result may rapidly follow, the danger being specially great in the case of children.^ Increased difficulty of breathing is the result, and where a large portion of lung is affected by the plugging up of a large bronchus, a fatal result may rapidly follow, the danger being specially great in the case of children.

^ The other symptoms of bronchitis are coughing up extra mucus, wheezing and difficulty in breathing, apart from hoarseness, pain in the chest and loss of appetite.
  • Home Remedy For Bronchitis - Bronchitis Cure Home Remedies - Bronchitis Home Remedy Treatment 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.iloveindia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In all cases, the individual will present with a purulent cough which may be associated with - Fever - Fatigue - Runny nose - Congested nose - Sore throat - Difficulty breathing wheezing - Shortness of breath - Muscle and joint aches The classic findings on physical exam include the presence of wheezing or coarse sounds in the lungs.
  • Bronchitis | Treatment of Bronchitis | Causes of Bronchitis | Diagnosis of Bronchitis 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.ringsurf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Fortunately, the obstruction may sometimes be removed by vigorous coughing, and relief is then obtained.^ Fortunately, the obstruction may sometimes be removed by vigorous coughing, and relief is then obtained.

^ A night cough or wheezing may be the only signs that bronchial obstruction is present.
  • Acute Bronchitis - March 15, 1998 - American Academy of FamilyPhysicians 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.aafp.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Sometimes they cough so hard that they may have a little bit of blood mixed into their phlegm that they cough up.
  • Bronchitis (Health & Wellbeing: Bronchitis & Pneumonia) 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.videojug.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.With respect to the treatment of acute bronchitis, in those mild cases which are more of the nature of a simple catarrh, little else will be found necessary than confinement in a warm room, or in bed, for a few days, and the use of light diet, together with warm diluent drinks.^ Tags: alternative treatments for bronchitis , bronchitis diet , natural treatment for inflammation , treat bronchitis , treat bronchitis naturally .
  • Bronchitis — Blogs, Pictures, and more on WordPress 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC en.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ Most cases of acute bronchitis go away within a few days.
  • Bronchitis Explained | Womens Health Base 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.womenshealthbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ More information about bronchitis natural treatment in the listing above.

.Additional measures are however called for when the disease is more markedly developed.^ Additional measures are however called for when the disease is more markedly developed.

^ However, if your doctor suspects a bacterial infection, or if you are at high risk for developing complications (such as those people with a lung disease or asthma) antibiotics may be recommended as a precautionary measure.
  • Acute Bronchitis & Chronic Bronchitis - Natural Cures for Bronchitis Symptoms 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.nativeremedies.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Infants, young children, smokers, people with heart or lung disease, and the elderly are more likely to develop bronchitis.

.Medicines to allay fever and promote perspiration are highly serviceable in the earlier stages.^ Medicines to allay fever and promote perspiration are highly serviceable in the earlier stages.

.Later, with the view of soothing the pain of the cough, and favouring expectoration, mixtures of tolu, with the addition of some opiate, such as the ordinary paregorics, may be advantageously employed.^ Later, with the view of soothing the pain of the cough, and favouring expectoration, mixtures of tolu, with the addition of some opiate, such as the ordinary paregorics, may be advantageously employed.

^ After few days the cough, which was at first dry, becomes moist and is accompanied by slight expectoration of mucus and occasionally some blood.
  • Home Remedies for Bronchitis, Bronchitis Natural Remedies, Cure 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.morphemeremedies.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The inflammation is followed by coughing and expectoration, fever, back and chest pain, sore throat and breathing difficulties.
  • Awakening Spirit Aromatherapy & Herbal Products 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.awakeningspirit.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The use of opium, however, in any form should not be resorted to in the case of young children without medical advice, since its action on them is much more potent and less under control than it is in adults.^ Since then, the use of antibiotic drugs has brought the disease under control.
  • What is the difference between pneumonia and bronchitis? 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.rwjobgyn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The use of opium , however, in any form should not be resorted to in the case of young children without medical advice, since its action on them is much more potent and less under control than it is in adults.

^ It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
  • Bronchitis | LIVESTRONG.COM 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: General]
  • Acute Bronchitis | LIVESTRONG.COM 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: General]

.Not a few of the so-called "soothing mixtures" have been found to contain opium in quantity sufficient to prove dangerous when administered to children, and caution is necessary in using them.^ Not a few of the so-called "soothing mixtures" have been found to contain opium in quantity sufficient to prove dangerous when administered to children, and caution is necessary in using them.

^ Place some of the garlic from the mixture into a quart jar and cover with hot oil, and keep the container tightly closed to retain the strength while not in use.
  • Bronchitis Home Remedies | Bronchitis Herbal Home Remedies 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.healingremedies.org [Source type: General]

^ He also founded an environmentally-friendly online retailer called BetterLifeGoods.com that uses retail profits to help support consumer advocacy programs.
  • Bronchitis and sinusitis create enormous backlog of missed work days 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.naturalnews.com [Source type: General]

.From the outset of the attack the employment of fomentations, or especially a turpentine stupe, gives great relief, and occasionally in the non-specific form this treatment, combined with a good dose of calomel and salts, may render the attack abortive.^ From the outset of the attack the employment of fomentations, or especially a turpentine stupe, gives great relief, and occasionally in the non-specific form this treatment, combined with a good dose of calomel and salts, may render the attack abortive.

^ Conventional treatment for both acute and chronic bronchitis may consist of antibiotics, aspirin and a cough syrup and a good deal of bedrest in a warm room.

^ The proportion of patients suffering from non-specific symptoms also substantially improved during treatment.
  • Bronchitis: Free Medical and Health Information on Bronchitis Research and Treatment 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.lifestages.com [Source type: Academic]

.Some relief is always obtained by inhalations, and theoretically, an acute specific bronchitis should be successfully treated by inhalation of antiseptic and soothing remedies.^ Cure for acute bronchitis, home remedies for acute bronchitis: .
  • Home Remedies for Acute Bronchitis, Acute Bronchitis Symptoms and Bronchitis Treatment 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC homeremedies.ygoy.com [Source type: General]

^ Acute bronchitis: Should I take antibiotics?
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^ Can I treat acute bronchitis at home?
  • Bronchitis Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention by MedicineNet.com 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.medicinenet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In practice, however, it is found that the strength cannot be sufficiently strong to destroy the bacteria in the bronchial tubes.^ In practice, however, it is found that the strength cannot be sufficiently strong to destroy the bacteria in the bronchial tubes.

^ Before long, however, the discharge from the bronchial mucous membrane becomes more abundant and less glutinous, and accumulates in the tubes till dislodged by coughing.

^ Viruses or bacteria can easily infect the irritated bronchial tubes.
  • Bronchitis Explained | Womens Health Base 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.womenshealthbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, much relief is obtained from the use of steam atomizers filled with an aqueous solution of compound tincture of benzoin, creosote or guaiacol.^ However, much relief is obtained from the use of steam atomizers filled with an aqueous solution of compound tincture of benzoin , creosote or guaiacol.

^ Chest massage: Use equal parts mutton suet, turpentine, spirits of camphor, compound tincture of benzoin.
  • BRONCHITIS : Edgar Cayce Health Remedies: bronchitis 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.edgarcayce.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Using a vaporizer or humidifier Standing in or near a hot shower Drinking hot tea or soup Breathing in the steam from a sink or pot filled with hot water.
  • Acute Bronchitis - Acute Bronchitis Description - Acute Bronchitis Symptoms - Acute Bronchitis Prevention - Acute Bronchitis Treatment 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC symptomchecker.about.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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.A still more practicable means of introducing volatile antiseptic oils is the globe nebulizer, which throws oleaginous solutions in the form of a fine fog, that can be deeply inhaled.^ A still more practicable means of introducing volatile antiseptic oils is the globe nebulizer, which throws oleaginous solutions in the form of a fine fog , that can be deeply inhaled.

^ Inhaling deeply through your nose, breathe the aroma from a few drops of one or more of these oils dabbed on a handkerchief, try a steam inhalation or sniff directly from the bottle.

^ A nebulizer is a device that converts XOPENEX Inhalation Solution into a fine mist that can be inhaled.
  • XOPENEX: About Chronic Bronchitis 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.xopenex.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Menthol, eucalyptol and white pine extract are some of the remedies that may be tried dissolved in benzoinol, to which cocaine or opium may be added if the cough is troublesome.^ Menthol, eucalyptol and white pine extract are some of the remedies that may be tried dissolved in benzoinol, to which cocaine or opium may be added if the cough is troublesome.

^ Later, with the view of soothing the pain of the cough, and favouring expectoration, mixtures of tolu, with the addition of some opiate, such as the ordinary paregorics, may be advantageously employed.

^ When the coughed-up mucus changes from white to green or yellow, the condition may have been complicated by a bacterial infection.
  • Bronchitis symptoms? - Yahoo!7 Answers 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC au.answers.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

.When the bronchitis is of the capillary form, the great object is to maintain the patient's strength, and to endeavour to secure the expulsion of the morbid secretion from the fine bronchi.^ When the bronchitis is of the capillary form, the great object is to maintain the patient's strength, and to endeavour to secure the expulsion of the morbid secretion from the fine bronchi.

^ Bronchitis naturist treatment #3: Bromelain in tea form; it helps liquefy and decreases bronchial secretions; It also prevents the progression of bronchitis and sinusitis.
  • Bronchitis naturist treatment - Acute bronchitis natural cure - Asthma bronchitis naturist treatment 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.homemademedicine.com [Source type: General]

^ Chronic bronchitis is defined as excessive mucus secretion in the bronchi and a chronic or recurrent mucus-producing cough that lasts three or more months and recurs year after year.
  • Bronchitis | Disease Information 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.utopiasilver.com [Source type: General]
  • Is bronchitis contagious? - Yahoo! Answers 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC answers.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

.In additon to the remedies already alluded to, stimulants are called for from the first; and should the cough be ineffectual in relieving the bronchial tubes, the administration of an emetic dose of sulphate of zinc may produce a good effect.^ In additon to the remedies already alluded to, stimulants are called for from the first; and should the cough be ineffectual in relieving the bronchial tubes, the administration of an emetic dose of sulphate of zinc may produce a good effect.

^ The bronchial tubes swell and produce mucus, which causes a person to cough.
  • CDC - Get Smart: Acute Bronchitis (Chest Cold) 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.cdc.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They are also called bronchial tubes.
  • Chronic Bronchitis -- familydoctor.org 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC familydoctor.org [Source type: General]
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.During the whole course of any attack of bronchitis attention must be paid to the due nourishment of the patient; and during the subsequent convalescence, which, particularly in elderly persons, is apt to be slow, tonics and stimulants may have to be prescribed.^ During the whole course of any attack of bronchitis attention must be paid to the due nourishment of the patient; and during the subsequent convalescence, which, particularly in elderly persons, is apt to be slow, tonics and stimulants may have to be prescribed.

^ Please note that we may stop accepting new patients earlier than clinic closing time due to high patient volume.
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^ The classic chronic bronchitis patient is a "blue bloater" - cyanotic due to a decrease in sufficient amounts of oxygen reaching the blood) , obese, and edematous (cor pulmonale) .

.Chronic bronchitis may arise as the result of repeated attacks of the acute form, or it may exist altogether independently.^ Repeated attacks of acute bronchitis, which weaken and irritate bronchial tubes over time, can result in chronic bronchitis.

^ Chronic bronchitis may be irreversible but it is preventable.

^ Bronchitis may be acute or chronic.
  • Bronchitis | Treatment of Bronchitis | Causes of Bronchitis | Diagnosis of Bronchitis 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.ringsurf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Acute Bronchitis - acute asthmatic bronchitis symptom, treatment 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.health-disease.org [Source type: Academic]

.It occurs more frequently among persons advanced in life than among the young, although no age is exempt from it.^ It occurs more frequently among persons advanced in life than among the young, although no age is exempt from it.

^ It occurs more frequently in women than in men and occurs more frequently in persons over the age of 45.

^ This occurs for more than 2 years in a row.

.The usual history of this form of bronchitis is that of a cough recurring during the colder seasons of the year, and in its earlier stages, departing entirely in summer, so that it is frequently called "winter cough."^ Bronchitis usually begins with a dry cough.
  • Bronchitis Treatment | Bronovil Natural Bronchitis Remedy 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC bronovil.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the early stages of chronic bronchitis, the cough usually occurs in the morning.
  • Chronic Bronchitis Causes, Symptoms and Treatment 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.yourasthmatreatment.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Usually, if your baby has bronchitis, he has a cough.
  • Baby Bronchitis - Baby Care Experts from JOHNSON'S? 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.johnsonsbaby.com [Source type: General]

.In many persons subject to it, however, attacks are apt to be excited at any time by very slight causes, such as changes in the weather; and in advanced cases of the disease the cough is seldom altogether absent.^ In many persons subject to it, however, attacks are apt to be excited at any time by very slight causes, such as changes in the weather; and in advanced cases of the disease the cough is seldom altogether absent.

^ In general, of ter free expectoration has been established the more urgent and painful symptoms abate; and while the cough may persist for a length of time, often extending to three or four weeks, in the majority of instances convalescence advances, and the patient is ultimately restored to health, although there is not unfrequently left a tendency to a recurrence of the disease on exposure to its exciting causes.

^ Acute bronchitis can also be caused by bacteria such as Streptococcus , particularly in people who have underlying chronic lung disease .
  • bronchitis (pathology) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The symptoms and auscultatory signs of chronic bronchitis are on the whole similar to those pertaining to the acute form, except that the febrile disturbance and pain are much less marked.^ Bronchitis may be acute or chronic.
  • Bronchitis | Treatment of Bronchitis | Causes of Bronchitis | Diagnosis of Bronchitis 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.ringsurf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Acute Bronchitis - acute asthmatic bronchitis symptom, treatment 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.health-disease.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Despite the similarities in their names and symptoms, the causes of acute and chronic bronchitis are somewhat different.
  • Bronchitis - Kosmix : Reference, Videos, Images, News, Shopping and more... 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.kosmix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Acute Bronchitis Symptoms Acute bronchitis symptoms have a lot of similarities with that of pneumonia.
  • Bronchitis 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.buzzle.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The cough is usually more troublesome in the morning than during the day.^ The cough is usually the most troublesome symptom.
  • Emergency Medicine 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.emedmag.com [Source type: Academic]

^ The cough is usually more troublesome in the morning than during the day.

^ Even children who have been coughing for longer than eight to 10 days usually do not need antibiotics.
  • Acute Bronchitis 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.chw.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.There is usually free and copious expectoration, and occasionally this is so abundant as to constitute what is termed bronchorrhoea. Chronic bronchitis leads to alterations of structure in the affected bronchial tubes, their mucous membrane becoming thickened or even ulcerated, while occasionally permanent dilatation of the bronchi takes place, often accompanied with profuse foetid expectoration.^ Expectorants are used to stop the cough that often accompanies chronic bronchitis.
  • How Is Bronchitis Treated? 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.ehealthmd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The meaning of bronchitis is the inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the bronchial tubes inside the lungs.
  • Home Remedies for Bronchitis, Causes and Symptoms 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.himalayahomeremedies.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Chronic bronchitis Sometimes inflammation and thickening of the lining of your bronchial tubes become permanent — a condition known as chronic bronchitis.

.In long-standing cases of chronic bronchitis the nutrition of the lungs becomes impaired, and dilatation of the air-tubes (emphysema) and other complications result, giving rise to more or less constant breathlessness.^ In chronic cases, the disease is of long duration.
  • Acute Bronchitis - acute asthmatic bronchitis symptom, treatment 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.health-disease.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Bronchitis Bronchitis, Bronchitis occurs when the air passages in your lungs become inflamed.
  • Bronchitis Cough | Plant Spirit Shamanism, Folk Medicine, and Homeopathy 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC bronchitiscough.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It includes chronic bronchitis , emphysema, or both.
  • Bronchitis - Kosmix : Reference, Videos, Images, News, Shopping and more... 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.kosmix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Chronic bronchitis may arise secondarily to some other ailment.^ Chronic bronchitis may be irreversible but it is preventable.

^ Bronchitis may be acute or chronic.
  • Bronchitis | Treatment of Bronchitis | Causes of Bronchitis | Diagnosis of Bronchitis 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.ringsurf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bronchitis may be either acute or chronic.

.This is especially the case in Bright's disease of the kidneys and in heart disease, of both of which maladies it often proves a serious complication, also in gout and syphilis.^ This is especially the case in Bright's disease of the kidneys and in heart disease, of both of which maladies it often proves a serious complication, also in gout and syphilis.

^ Bronchitis complications will wreak on your heart, kidneys, pancreas, brain, and the rest of your body.
  • "How To REVERSE PARKINSON'S NOW!" - The Parkinson's-Reversing Breakthrough 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC bronchitis-solution.com [Source type: General]

^ As a result, the umbrella term of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is often used synonymously to describe both clinical entities.

.The influence of occupation is seen in the frequency in which persons following certain employments suffer from chronic bronchitis.^ The influence of occupation is seen in the frequency in which persons following certain employments suffer from chronic bronchitis.

^ I suffered from chronic bronchitis for years.

^ This trend is carried on in chronic bronchitis sufferers.
  • Chronic Bronchitis | 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.tcmcentral.com [Source type: Academic]

.Hirt has shown that the inhalation of vegetable dust is very liable to produce bronchitis through the irritation produced by the dust particles and the growth of organisms carried in with the dust.^ Hirt has shown that the inhalation of vegetable dust is very liable to produce bronchitis through the irritation produced by the dust particles and the growth of organisms carried in with the dust.

^ However, bronchitis can also result from inhaling substances that irritate the lungs, such as chemical pollutants, dust, ammonia (used in some cleaning products) and smoke.
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^ The answer is that in some cases the virus that led to the bronchitis can be passed onto other people, especially through the air particles released during coughing spells.
  • Is Bronchitis Contagious? 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.nutralegacy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Consequently, millers and grain-shovellers are especially liable to it, while next in order come weavers and workers in cotton factories.^ Consequently, millers and grain -shovellers are especially liable to it, while next in order come weavers and workers in cotton factories.

.The treatment to be adopted in chronic bronchitis depends upon the severity of the case, the age of the patient and the presence or absence of complications.^ The treatment to be adopted in chronic bronchitis depends upon the severity of the case, the age of the patient and the presence or absence of complications.

^ Treatment of bronchitis depends on symptoms: .
  • Health Conditions B - Bronchitis (Acute and Chronic) - Vital Health Zone 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.vitalhealthzone.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Treatment for chronic bronchitis and COPD .
  • Bronchitis Slideshow on RxList.com 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.rxlist.com [Source type: General]

.Attention to the general health is a matter of prime importance in all cases of the disease, more particularly among persons whose avocations entail exposure, and tonics with cod-liver oil will be found highly advantageous.^ Attention to the general health is a matter of prime importance in all cases of the disease, more particularly among persons whose avocations entail exposure, and tonics with cod-liver oil will be found highly advantageous.

^ During the whole course of any attack of bronchitis attention must be paid to the due nourishment of the patient; and during the subsequent convalescence, which, particularly in elderly persons, is apt to be slow, tonics and stimulants may have to be prescribed.

^ This is more likely to occur in persons who also have a chronic respiratory disease or other serious health problem.
  • Bronchitis - alternative natural treatment choices 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.go-symmetry.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The use of a respirator in very cold or damp weather is a valuable means of protection.^ Avoid exposure to cold and damp weather.
  • Ayurvedic Medicines, Home Remedies for Bronchitis - Causes, Symptoms, Treatment 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.ayurvedic-medicines.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The use of a respirator in very cold or damp weather is a valuable means of protection.

^ Gradually, the coughing occurs all the time, getting worse in the morning and in damp, cold weather.
  • Bronchitis - chronic bronchitis symptoms, acute bronchitis - Patient Health International 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.patienthealthinternational.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In those aggravated forms of chronic bronchitis, where the slightest exposure to cold air brings on fresh attacks, it may become necessary, where circumstances permit, to enjoin confinement to a warm room or removal to a more genial climate during the winter months.^ When does a cold become acute bronchitis?
  • Bronchitis Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention by MedicineNet.com 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.medicinenet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Chronic bronchitis may be irreversible but it is preventable.

^ Bronchitis may be acute or chronic.
  • Bronchitis | Treatment of Bronchitis | Causes of Bronchitis | Diagnosis of Bronchitis 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.ringsurf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Acute Bronchitis - acute asthmatic bronchitis symptom, treatment 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.health-disease.org [Source type: Academic]



Simple English

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi. It may also refer to acute bronchitis or chronic bronchitis. It can be caused by infection or other causes such as smoking, or being exposed to cigarette smoke.

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