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Bronchitis is an infection of the main airways of the lungs (bronchi), causing them to become irritated and inflamed.
symptoms of bronchitis last for less than 3 weeks
Mild body aches.
Feeling tired (fatigue)
Soreness in the chest.
Coughing with or without mucus.
Bronchitis is usually caused by a virus. Less often, it's caused by a bacteria. In most cases, bronchitis is caused by the same viruses that cause the common cold or flu. The virus is contained in the millions of tiny droplets that come out of the nose and mouth when someone coughs or sneezes.
1.get plenty of rest.
2.drink lots of fluids – this helps prevent dehydration and thins the mucus in your lungs, making it easier to cough up.
3.treat headaches, fever, and aches and pains with paracetamol or ibuprofen – although ibuprofen is not recommended if you have asthma.
4.Use over-the-counter pain relievers with ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), or aspirin to help with pain.
Insist that others do not smoke in your home.
Stay away from or try to reduce your time around things that irritate your airway (nose, throat, and lungs). Irritants can include dust, mold, pet dander, air pollution, smoke, and cleaners.
If you catch a cold, get plenty of rest.
Take your medicine exactly the way your doctor tells you.
Eat a healthy diet.
Wash your hands often. Use soap and water. If you are
not able to use soap and water, use a hand sanitizer that
Make sure you are up-to-date on the flu and pneumonia vaccines.