What is bronchitis?
There are two types of bronchitis:
- Acute bronchitis usually comes on quickly and gets better after 2 to 3 weeks. Most healthy people who get acute bronchitis get better without any problems. See a picture of acute bronchitis.
- Chronic bronchitis keeps coming back and can last a long time, especially in people who smoke. Chronic bronchitis means you have a cough with mucus most days of the month for 3 months of the year for at least 2 years in a row.
This topic focuses on acute bronchitis. Both children and adults can get acute bronchitis.
What causes acute bronchitis?
Acute bronchitis is usually caused by a virus. Often a person gets acute bronchitis after having an upper respiratory tract infection such as a cold or the flu. In rare cases, acute bronchitis is caused by bacteria.
Acute bronchitis also can be caused by breathing in things that irritate the bronchial tubes, such as smoke. It also can happen if a person inhales food or vomit into the lungs.
What are the symptoms?
The most common symptom of acute bronchitis is a cough that is dry and hacking at first. After a few days, the cough may bring up mucus. You may have a low fever and feel tired.
Acute bronchitis symptoms usually start 3 or 4 days after an upper respiratory tract infection. Most people get better in 2 to 3 weeks. But some people continue to have a cough for more than 4 weeks.
How is acute bronchitis diagnosed?
Your doctor will ask you about your symptoms and examine you. This usually gives the doctor enough information to find out if you have acute bronchitis.
How is it treated?
Most people can treat symptoms of acute bronchitis at home. Drink plenty of fluids. Use an over-the-counter cough medicine with an expectorant if your doctor recommends it. This can help you bring up mucus when you cough. Suck on cough drops or hard candies to soothe a dry or sore throat. Cough drops won’t stop your cough, but they may make your throat feel better.
What cured me of bronchitis in 2.5 days?
Raw Organic Garlic.
How do I take raw garlic?
You use a garlic press. You can buy this at most grocery stores for less than $10.00.
What is the dosage?
You press about a teaspoon full in the morning and at night. Usually about 3 cloves will produce a teaspoon full.
How do I get the cloves to pull out of the bulb of garlic?
I usually try to get the first clove out by cutting it out with a sharp knife. Once you have the first clove out you will find that you can just pull the remainder cloves apart with your fingers.
How do I eat a teaspoon of raw garlic?
Sip some water without swallowing. Use another spoon and place about 1/3 of the teaspoon of pressed garlic in your mouth. Now sip some more water and swallow. Continue with this proces until all the raw garlic is gone. Repeat again in the evening.
Won’t my breath stink?
Yes, but isn’t it worth walking around with stinky breath for a couple of days to knock bronchitis out of your system?