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What is Bronchitis ?

Home Remedies for bronchitisBronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi (large airways) in the lungs, occurring when an infection causes the thin mucous membrane linings of these airways to become irritated and inflamed. The result is the production of mucus in the lungs and a persistent cough that may last several days or weeks.

Bronchitis Causes :

  1. Bronchitis is generally caused by a virus such as those that cause the common cold and influenza. It is therefore common to develop bronchitis as a secondary infection which follows flu-like symptoms, or is accompanied by them.
  2. Certain bacterial infections.
  3. Environmental irritants such as cigarette smoke, pollution, dust, and chemical fumes.
  4. Some people are also more at risk of developing bronchitis such as the elderly, people with a lowered immune system, those who are continuously exposed to lung irritants (such as smoke), and people working in certain occupational settings.

Bronchitis Symptoms :

  1. Chest discomfort
  2. Cough that produces mucus; if it's yellow-green, you are more likely to have a bacterial infection
  3. Fatigue
  4. Fever -- usually low
  5. Shortness of breath worsened by exertion or mild activity
  6. Wheezing

Bronchitis Prevention :

  1. Avoid cigarette smoke. Cigarette smoke increases your risk of chronic bronchitis.
  2. Avoid exposure to irritants. Proper protection in the workplace is vital to preventing exposure.
  3. Avoiding long exposure to air pollution from heavy traffic may help prevent bronchitis.

Bronchitis Home Remedies :

  1. Onion: Take half table spoon fresh onion juice daily to get relief from Bronchitis.
  2. Turmeric: Mix one tea spoon of turmeric powder in one or two cup of milk and give to bronchitis patient. This will give relief.
  3. Tea: The tea prepared with small amount of ginger, cloves and black pepper powder and have to get relief.
  4. Cabbage: Drink fresh cabbage juice daily as it is proven as one of the best home remedy to treat Bronchitis.
  5. Orange juice: The good home remedy for initial stage of Bronchitis patient is to be on orange juice and water for at least couple of days.
  6. Honey and Ginger :A teaspoonful of honey and ginger juice dissolved in 150 ml of hot water will cause expectoration of trapped phlegm.
  7. Mixture: Add 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds, with a teaspoon of linseed, a pinch of common salt, and a teaspoon of honey. Take this mixture at night for treating of chronic bronchitis.

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