Acute Bronchitis

When bronchitis is acute, it means it shouldn’t last long. But it can still make you miserable. Let’s get you breathing easy again.

Let’s kick that cough.

Two Kinds of Bronchitis

Bronchitis is an inflammation of your breathing tubes (airways) called bronchi. This causes increased production of mucus and other changes, and although there are several different types of bronchitis, they fall into two categories: acute and chronic. “Acute” means that the bronchitis is likely to not last long, and that it’s a temporary condition. Bronchitis is “chronic” when cough and expectoration occur most days for at least three months per year, and for two years in a row.

What Causes It?

The nagging, annoying, sometimes painful cough you get when you have bronchitis is usually caused by infectious agents such as bacteria or viruses, but it can also be due to things like dusts, allergens, and strong fumes. Though it’s uncomfortable, acute bronchitis is usually a mild, self-limiting condition – meaning it doesn’t spread and you’ll likely feel better soon with simple treatment.

Understanding Acute Bronchitis

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