causes of bronchitis in adults


  • Symptoms of bronchitis in adults
  • Treatment of bronchitis in the official medicine
  • Herbal medicine and treatment for bronchitis
  • Traditional medicine against bronchitis

Bronchitis - the defeat of the bronchial mucosa, which arose as a consequence of the inflammatory process. There are various causes of this disease. SARS - one of many reasons. Depending on the nature of the disease bronchitis is an acute and chronic. For reasons of appearance, it can be contagious, asthmatic and obstructive (allergic bronchitis or smoker). Let's talk about simple, ordinary bronchitis.
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Symptoms of bronchitis in adults

Any bronchitis in adults accompanied by definite signs, which recognize and bolezn.Kashel is the main symptom of bronhita.Nachinaetsya it as a dry persistent cough, irritated mucous, sometimes with chest pain. After some time (usually 2-3 days) appears sputum, which first transparent, then changes color to yellow-green, purulent. By this time the pain disappear when you cough, and the cough becomes paroxysmal. Sputum volume increased, its color changes.

Usually, acute bronchitis is accompanied by weakness, lethargy, body temperature rises to 37-39 degrees. When the bronchi are affected minor, sick person suffers from shortness of breath, especially during physical exertion, for example, when bending or climbing stairs.

Acute bronchitis without complications lasts about ten days. As the recovery decreases the amount of sputum, the patient coughs less, body temperature becomes normal. Let's see how to treat bronchitis in adults.

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Treatment of bronchitis in the official medicine

Although acute bronchitis people get sick often, one recipe at all until they come up with.   For example, antibiotics for diseases bronchitis appointed strictly individually. Adult man, feeling the disease, immediately begins to take antibiotics. But uncontrolled taking medication, humanity has a disservice to yourself. Formed strains of bacteria resistant to antibiotics, which makes it difficult to cure.

But it happens that the treatment of bronchitis in adults without antibiotics is complete. This applies to older patients and those who are ill with bronchial asthma. Also, antibiotics needed to adults suffering from bronchitis for more than four times a year. In this population's health may deteriorate after bronchitis because their mucous inhabited by bacteria, which under adverse conditions turned into microbes - germs.

In the treatment of adult patients older appointed antibiotics for about 7 days, but it is desirable to drink until the symptoms disappear, plus a couple more days to finally kill the infection. Taking drugs should be on the clock, the concentration of the drug was constantly in the blood, which will inhibit bacterial growth.
The question arises, what exactly is taking antibiotics to adults in ordinary bronchitis? With drugs it is better not to joke and should be at the first sign of bronchitis visit your family doctor.

 Bronchitis Treatment folk remedies
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Herbal medicine and treatment for bronchitis

Bronchitis adults can be treated with herbs containing essential oils - eucalyptus, is oregano, rosemary and mint. Decoctions of them expand the bronchi and facilitates breathing. Such well-known grass, mother and stepmother, plantain, chamomile, contain mucous substances that can envelop the bronchi and mitigate pain when coughing. The presence of these herbal vitamin C reduces inflammation. General strengthening effect licorice and calendula. Excellent expectorants - marshmallow root, flax seed and fennel.

In the treatment of bronchitis need to know the following.

Firstly, taking herbal teas, you need to know they will not cause you allergies.

Secondly, it is impossible to treat alcohol tincture - they cause vasodilatation, because of what swells the bronchial mucosa, which is not conducive to recovery, and only worsens the situation. Doing inhalation of herbs, take only herbs containing essential oils.

It argued that supposedly bronchitis can be treated radish with honey. However, this is a great exaggeration. First of all, honey is able to cause an allergic reaction and, like all sweet, promotes the growth of bacteria, if the bronchitis was the result of SARS, the radish can be harmful. Viruses, affecting small vessels, making them fragile and radish able to provoke bleeding.

The best means of herbal medicine that offers our medicine - a nursing fees. Four types of thoracic fees freely sold in pharmacies.

  1. Collection number 1 - has a milled marshmallow root, grass mother and stepmother and oregano, and is anti-inflammatory agent;
  2. Collection number 2 - this includes plantain leaves, crushed licorice root, mother and stepmother, enveloping effect of this collection;
  3. Collection number 3 - is an expectorant and consists of crushed roots of licorice, marshmallow, pine buds, also contains salvia leaves;
  4. Collection number 4 - is a powdered mixture of chamomile, peppermint, rosemary, calendula, violets and a bronchodilator.

Take these fees should be as follows:

  1. The first two data collection - 1 tbsp. l. 200 gr. water and keep 15-17 minutes in a bath of water. Then let cool, drain the broth and consumed 3 times;
  2. Charges №3 and number 4 to measure 2 tablespoons. l. 200 gr. water. Gulf of boiling water the grass, a quarter of an hour to withstand a water bath, infuse 45 minutes, drain the hot drink and after a meal.

Herbs need to be treated for a long time, about 20 days.

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Traditional medicine against bronchitis

There are various teas made from dried berries and raspberry leaf, Navar elderberry, linden blossom. Take all you need hot broth instead of tea. Experts advise to drink hot milk with honey, leaving him a small pinch of baking soda.

Well poprinimat mixture of onion and honey. Prepare this medication is very simple: connect the 500 gr. finely diced onions with honey (50g.r), pour 1 liter of water and fill up 0, 4 kg of sugar, then boil the mixture for 3 hours. Drain the and take three times a day on a tablespoon. Keep this medication should be in a cool place.
In general, it is desirable to treat bronchitis herbs. Herbal medicine - is an important component of treatment, and do not reject it. Medicinal herbs in conjunction with pharmaceuticals, physician assigned to you, provide you with a quick recovery.

Do not get sick, stay healthy!

 Bronchitis in Adults: Symptoms and Treatment

 causes of bronchitis


  • The manifestation of normal and chronic bronchitis
  • Drug treatment of bronchitis
  • Medicines for dry cough
  • Inhalation bronchitis
  • Treatment of allergic and chronic bronchitis
  • Green Pharmacy for the treatment of bronchitis
  • Prevention of bronchitis

The disease usually starts with a feeling of rawness in the chest and sore throat, a sense of lethargy and weakness. After some time, there is a dry cough, which is paroxysmal in nature. After a few days of starting to withdraw mucopurulent or a mucous expectoration. At very long bouts of coughing can be a headache and discomfort in the chest. Bronchitis can disturb the patient chills, there is a weakness, fever up to 38 ° C, muscle pain, weakness.
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The manifestation of normal and chronic bronchitis

In severe forms of bronchitis due to swelling of the walls and occlusion of the bronchi sputum may be a violation of terrain, which is accompanied by violation of ventilation. Because of this marked cyanosis, increased shortness of breath, wheezing in the chest, especially on the exhale. In these situations, there is a great danger that the disease enters the chronic form. That is why bronchitis and its treatment - are inseparable concepts.

In acute bronchitis is usually a blood test shows an increase in the number of white blood cells and increased ESR. On the X-ray can see the expansion of the roots of the lungs. Pulmonary pattern becomes more contrasting.

Usually bronchitis lasts 2-3 weeks ends with recovery, but bronchial patency and respiratory function are restored, as a rule, a little longer. If the recovery occurs in 4-6 weeks, doctors call this protracted bronchitis. One of the most serious complications of bronchitis is an inflammation of the lungs (pneumonia), or move it into a chronic form, which often can be seen in debilitated patients and elderly people.

Typical symptoms of chronic bronchitis are cough, phlegm and shortness of breath. But in this form of the disease character of the cough becomes a little different. Cough with sputum production in the onset of the disease occurs only in the morning. A short time later the cough begins to disturb during the day, while intensifying in the cold season. Over the years, the cough becomes persistent and very painful. Number of sputum also increases, it becomes purulent or mucopurulent. Shortness of breath is also progressing.

The disease can occur obstructive syndrome: too much mucus in the bronchi, combining with spasm violates the passage of air into the bronchi and leading to a very severe attack of breathlessness. Chronic inflammation may cause bronchial wall sclerosis, atrophy of glands, muscles, cartilage and elastin fibers of the bronchi, the development of emphysema. Over the years, in patients with progressive respiratory distress and cough, phlegm and shortness of breath become permanent realities of existence. And thus "trifling" bronchitis can considerably spoil the life of a man.

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Drug treatment of bronchitis

Bronchitis patient should be in bed or polupostelny mode, good food, plenty of drink (tea with honey or raspberry jam, milk with soda, lime blossom infusion or raspberry), alkaline mineral water in the form of heat.

While bronchitis is strictly prohibited smoking - best advantage of this pause, forget about this bad habit forever.

Application mustard plasters on his back and chest, cans or pepper patch is possible only with the permission of the doctor. The room where the patient must be warm, but it needs to be constantly aired.

When the first symptoms of bronchitis, many just trying to start taking antibiotics, because they can be purchased without a prescription at any pharmacy. But in fact, these drugs should be used with great caution. Do not forget that antibiotics have strong side effects, which are able to suppress intestinal flora and reduce immunity. The antibiotic is stronger, more serious complications. If there are no disease purulent sputum and blood are no inflammatory changes, by taking antibiotics should be discarded.

In mild bronchitis is best to do simple medications: aspirin, paracetamol, what some expectorant. Possess an excellent expectorant effect of grass mother and stepmother, plantain leaves, the roots of elecampane, thyme herb and Thermopsis, anise fruit and shoots of wild rosemary. Herbs can be purchased at a pharmacy in the form of compressed briquettes. A single dose (one slice) of the briquettes to pour 200 ml of boiling water and leave to infuse for 15-20 minutes. Once the grass is the present, it must drain and drink in the form of heat. This procedure should be performed 3-4 times a day.
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Medicines for dry cough

There are many medications that can help get rid of the cough, such as "Pertussin", "Mukaltin", "terpine", "Bromhexine". But drugs can be taken only after a doctor's appointment.

It should be noted that the preparation "Bromhexine" begins to act after a couple of days after its first decision. The course of treatment can last up to 3 weeks. Sometimes when taking bromgeksina allergic reactions, such as itching and skin rash. In this case, you need to stop taking the drug.

If the above medications do not help, then you need to take drugs that suppress the cough reflex itself. Typically this "Codeine", which is administered as medicines, powders and tablets. But we must remember that this drug can be addictive, so it should be used with great caution and only after consulting with your doctor.

Very good help cough "Tusupreks" and "Libeksin", and they are not addictive.

 Treatment for bronchitis
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Inhalation bronchitis

Bronchitis shows inhaled expectorants, heated alkaline water, sodium bicarbonate (2% solution), eucalyptus and anise oil. You can use both steam and ultrasonic nebulizer.

For steam inhalation can take the most ordinary saucepan in which you need to warm up 4-5 glasses of water, it added various drugs that cause anti-inflammatory effect (tincture of iodine, eucalyptus leaves, essential oils). From the very heavy paper rolled conical funnel end to get wide "design" should be tightly cover the pan, and the person breathes through the second (narrow end) of the funnel, which is placed directly into the mouth. You can breathe the steam just above the pan, close the top wide sheet or towel. With either method, the distance from the mouth to the steam feed must be at least 30 cm.
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Treatment of allergic and chronic bronchitis

For the treatment of allergic bronchitis need to take antihistamines ("Suprastin", "Tavegil", "Diazolin" and others.) Zaditen, Inta, bronchodilators; in severe cases, after consultation with the doctor can be assigned to glucocorticoids.

Chronic bronchitis should begin to heal as soon as possible, at the same treatment should be continuous and purely individual in the first place to eliminate all factors that can trigger the illness, and the treatment itself should be aimed at to eliminate the inflammation in the bronchi, to improve the Airway and to restore the body's normal immune background. Treatment of chronic forms of the disease requires the use of antibiotics. So treatment of bronchitis greatly accelerated.

Patients with these forms of the disease are shown expectorants, bronchodilators and mucolytics. Expectorant effect is given tools such as mucolytics, infusions Thermopsis, potassium iodide, leaves mother and stepmother, plantain, alteynogo root, proteolytic enzymes, and cysteine ​​derivatives. The beneficial effects of inhaled volatile production onions or garlic (garlic or onion juice mixed with a solution of novocaine or sodium chloride, 1: 3).

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Green Pharmacy for the treatment of bronchitis

Many well-known medicinal plants has expectorant property (mother and stepmother, plantain, elecampane roots, herb thyme, rosemary shoots, grass Thermopsis, anise fruit), but the list of helpful recipes from a huge arsenal of traditional medicine is not limited to these names. It is thanks to folk remedies bronchitis can be cured very quickly.

The correct choice of folk remedies helps to reduce the dose of traditional medicines, removes inflammation, reduces the allergy and improves expectoration. However, we must remember that the treatment of bronchitis folk remedies can be dangerous, as they sometimes cause allergic reactions.

Treatment of bronchitis in the early stages should start with a warm drink whey, several times a day to suck the sugar with a few drops of almond oil. An excellent expectorant folk remedy is the most common onion juice. Habitual tea or coffee is better to replace hot milk with a pinch of baking soda and honey. Mustard can be replaced by water pepper.

Folk medicine recommends for the treatment of bronchitis:

  1. Aloe with other folk remedies. Aloe juice - 15 g, pork lard or goose - 100 g unsalted butter - 100 g, honey - 100 g, cocoa for flavor. This mixture must be taken tablespoon to 1 cup of heated milk. Aloe juice should not be taken during pregnancy, inflammation of the bladder and kidneys, bleeding hemorrhoids.
  2. Fruits of anise, knotweed grass, pine buds, fennel fruit, herb thyme, crushed licorice root. All ingredients were added in equal parts. 4 teaspoons of the mixture to pour cold boiled water (1, 5 cups). All should insist 2 hours, then the infusion is put on the stove and bring it to a boil. Boil the infusion should be no more than 3 minutes, cool and drain. You need to drink 3 times a day for 100 g for half an hour before meals. Apply infusion can be when bronchiectasis, whooping cough, fetid bronchitis, chronic pneumonia and bronchial asthma.
  3. Onion and honey. 0, 5 kg minced onion, 50 g honey and 400 g of sugar, 1 liter of water are mixed, and all simmered for 3 hours. After the mixture should be cool, strain and pour into a glass bottle. Take your medicine on a tablespoon 4-6 times a day and stored in a cool and dark place.
  4. Oregano. Infusion of oregano is used for colds, whooping cough, asthma, bronchitis and tuberculosis. A teaspoon of oregano, pour a glass of boiling water and allow to infuse for 2 hours. Drink extract 70 g several times a day.
  5. Labrador tea. For medications you need to take 4 parts rosemary, 1 part of birch buds, 2 parts oregano, 1 part nettle leaves. All you need to grind and mix thoroughly. At half-liter of boiling water is taken 2 large spoons of this mixture. All boiled for 10 minutes and leave for 30 minutes. Accept infusion to 3 times a day for 100 g after meals. The drug is very well helps with chronic bronchitis.

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Prevention of bronchitis

Any disease is best to prevent than to cure. This also applies to bronchitis.

First of all you need to protect the throat during the cold season, and here too it is not necessary to dress warmly - when driving or walking you will be very cool, sweat, which can lead to colds and bronchitis.

Those who frequently suffers from bronchitis, sore throat, tonsillitis, help tempering. Tempering allows the use of the body and to mobilize its defenses at the right time, thereby eliminating the influence of adverse factors.

To obtain the effect of improvement, every exposure to cold should be within the capabilities of each individual organism. The positive effect is obtained only in the case where cooling "overlaps" the thermal reaction. Severe hypothermia, especially for those who are just starting to harden, is unacceptable. Hardening is aimed at improving the thermal stability of parts of the body most vulnerable to the cold. Very useful for hardening the nasopharynx and feet.

Feet quenched using foot baths. Departing from the water temperature is not less than 26 ° C, gradually reducing its several degrees per week. The water temperature can be adjusted to 12-14 °. After each foot baths should be thoroughly cleaned (up to redness).

Hardening nasopharynx done in two stages. The first nasal passages accustom to washing with water (32-35 ° C). Pipette need to dig water in both nostrils. We need to draw water, throwing his head back to the breath.

After the nasal passages become accustomed to washing, you can proceed to the washing cooler water. Washing should be combined with gargling.

 Bronchitis and its treatment