Bronchitis is the inflammation of the respiratory tract producing mucus in the lungs. It can be acute or chronic, being the acute one produced by a cold or transient respiratory infection while chronic bronchitis is a more serious and continuous disease.
Acute bronchitis is caused by the influenza virus and chronic bronchitis is caused by cigarette smoking, air pollution, dust or toxic gases from the environment.
The risk of contracting bronchitis can be reduced:
Symptoms of bronchitis includes:
Treatment options vary between:
Antibiotics: Zpak, Cefuroxime, Augmentin, Levofloxacin
Oral and inhaled steroid: Prednisone, Symbicort, Qvart
Cough Suppressant: Tessalon, Histex, Bromfed
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