Continuous coughing, irritation, sore throat, & inflammation.
Bronchitis occurs when the bronchial tubes, branch like structures within your lungs, become inflamed and coated with mucous. It usually presents with coughing and a sore throat, but the cough often contains mucous, which is known as a wet cough. Despite how unpleasant this sounds, finding relief from bronchitis needn’t be taxing on you, your schedule, or your wallet.
You could be suffering from bronchitis because of smoking habits or simply the unpleasant after-effects of a stubborn cold. There are two types of Bronchitis: acute bronchitis and chronic bronchitis.
Symptoms of Bronchitis
If you suspect you have bronchitis, make note of the following symptoms. Symptoms of bronchitis include:
You could have just a few of them or all of them, but if your symptoms have become so unpleasant that they’re affecting your daily life and functioning, please seek emergency help or come into our clinic immediately.
Production of Mucus
Shortness of Breath
Treatment & More
Sometimes, bronchitis sticks around for weeks after you’ve recovered from a cold, causing irritation and discomfort. Bronchitis is usually a viral infection, like the common cold or the flu, so antibiotics will not be needed in your course of treatment. In this case, antibiotics can actually make bronchitis worse and more resistant.
That said, if your bronchitis is caused by a chronic health issue, such as smoking or workplace environment, lifestyle changes may be necessary additions to help treat your symptoms and help you live your best life.
Metro Urgent Care is proud to provide you with a wide range of services, whatever your symptoms may be. Feel free to call our friendly clinic or come visit one of our convenient locations if you are experiencing a cough, a fever, mucous in your throat, or any symptom of bronchitis that is holding you back from enjoying your days.
Don’t let bronchitis or the discomfort it causes keep you from happy, productive days or simply from being comfortable! Give us a call today and we’ll get you on your way to feeling your best, fast.