Bronchitis Symptoms

Bronchitis is a condition in which the bronchial tubes (Bronchi), (airways leading from your mouth to your lungs) become inflamed. These tubes carry air to your lungs. Specifically bronchitis is when the lining of the bronchial tubes becomes infected then then the airways become irritated and thick mucus forms in them. The mucus plugs up the airways and makes it hard for air to get into your lungs.

Two Main of Bronchitis :

Acute bronchitis 

Acute bronchitis is usually caused by viruses and bacteria, which infects the air passage between the nose and the lungs. This type of bronchitis usually last up to ten (10) days. However, the cough that comes with it may last some weeks after the contamination has gone.

Chronic bronchitis 

This is a chronic inflammatory condition in the lungs that causes the airways leading to the lungs (respiratory passages) to be irritated and swollen. This causes thick mucus to form, which damages the lungs. Additionally, Chronic Bronchitis is one type of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

Symptoms of Bronchitis:

The Symptoms of Bronchitis includes:

  • Coughing

If the cough stays steady or gets worse for 10 days – 2 weeks

If coughing gets worse at night

If your cough has mucus in it

If cough has blood in it (in rare cases); see a doctor if this happens

If cough lasts for less than 6-8 weeks

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest discomfort, soreness, and tightness in the chest
  • Fatigue
  • Slight fever and chills
  • General ill feeling (malaise)
  • Tickle feeling in back of throat that leads to soreness
  • Poor sleep
  • Chills (uncommon)
  • Whooping cough and sinusitis may cause bronchitis-like symptoms. .
  • Production of mucus (sputum), which can be clear, white, yellowish-gray or green in color
  • Breathlessness
  • Sore throat
  • Headaches
  • Blocked nose and sinuses
  • Aches and pains

Reference:

Is Bronchitis Contagious – Health-guidances.com

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