12th November 2019

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How do you get rid of bronchitis?

Acute bronchitis treatment
  1. Drink fluids, but avoid caffeine and alcohol.
  2. Get plenty of rest.
  3. Take over-the-counter pain relievers to reduce inflammation, ease pain, and lower your fever.
  4. Use cough medicine, if your child is age 6 or older.
  5. Increase the humidity in your home or use a humidifier.

Also asked, do I have bronchitis or pneumonia?

Pneumonia isn't a bad case of bronchitis. This illness is an infection located inside one or both of your lungs. In bacterial pneumonia, patients usually develop a high fever with possible shaking chills. You may also have moderate or severe chest pain when you cough or draw in a deep breath.

What is the best treatment for bronchitis?

Most cases of acute bronchitis can be treated at home. Take over-the-counter pain relievers to reduce inflammation, ease pain, and lower your fever. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) also helps ease pain and lower your fever. Use cough medicine, if your child is age 6 or older.

Can chronic bronchitis cause permanent damage?

It is part of a more serious breathing disorder called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Chronic bronchitis is a constant irritation of the airways that has caused permanent damage to the lungs over time. Chronic bronchitis is not reversible.
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