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Acute Bronchitis and Herbal Medicines for Common Breathing

Acute Bronchitis and Herbal Medicines for Common Breathing
by charles70 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:10 am

Acute Bronchitis - Herbal Medicines for Common Breathing Problems

Breathing problems are becoming more common as air becomes more polluted. Many alternative therapies, especially herbal medicine and homeopathy, can help in many of the more common conditions that affect the respiratory system.

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Acupressure Coughing spasms in the upper back can be relieved by pressure on the point between the shoulder blade and spine, at heart level. This is a systematic presentation on the uses and history of Bronchial Cough. Use it to understand more about Bronchial Cough and it's functioning.

Treatment Herbal Medicine Make infusions of the following: for most coughs white horehound is effective for a hard cough use mullein for an irritating cough in adults use wild lettuce, and in children wild cherry bark (a mild sedative)


Herbal Medicine A cupful of elecampane infusion, three times daily, can be helpful in clearing mucus and easing a bronchial cough. And taking garlic capsules every night in winter and herbal teas cold twice daily may help prevent a recurrence of acute bronchitis. Once you are through reading what is written here on Bronchitis Wheezing, have you considered recollecting what has been written and writing them down? This way, you are bound to have a better understanding on Bronchitis Wheezing.

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Homeopathy Remedies will be prescribed for the individual case but may include the following: Aconite 6c for fever, tight chest, tickly cough, and thirst might be recommended; Kali bich. 6c when there is loose white sputum, a rattling cough, and irritability; Phosphorus 6c for voice loss, burning throat, cough, and thirst; Pulsatilla for dry In addition to what we had mentioned in the previous paragraph, much more has to be said about Bronchitis Wheezing. If space permits, we will state everything about it. :o.

Acupuncture An imbalance in the flow of energy to the lungs can be treated by inserting needles into the Lung meridian on the arms, or into the meridian of another organ with a related rhythm. The title of this composition could be rightly be Persistent Cough. This is because what is mentioned here is mostly about Persistent Cough.

Coughs Coughing is the body's natural way of clearing irritation and congestion from the lungs and airways. A dry cough is reacting to an irritant, a productive cough helps to expel congested phlegm. A common cold or influenza is usually accompanied by a cough. But coughs can be a sign of other respiratory problems (a hoarse cough may indicate laryngitis in an adult and croup or whooping cough in a child), or more serious breathing disorders (see Pleurisy, Pneumonia, Tuberculosis, Emphysema, and Asthma).

For a hard, dry cough with fever - Ferrum phos. for a cough with thick, white phlegm - Kali mur. for a cough with yellow phlegm that is worse at night - Kali sulf.


Cough at night when lying down, lack of thirst, and loose green sputum in the morning. Traditional Chinese Medicine This treatment aims to improve lung energy with remedies such as plantain seed, balloon flower root, honeysuckle flowers, or gardenia fruit. Persistent Cough is the substance of this composition. Without Persistent Cough, there would not have been much to write and think about over here!

For a Spasmodic Painful Cough

Magnesia phos. for a loose, rattling cough with watery phlegm 'Calcarea, alternating with Ferrum phos. Aromatherapy Massage chest and back with essential oils-eucalyptus, sandalwood, frankincense, and myrrh are recommended. Add essential oils to hot water and inhale to help expel phyegm. For a dry, hard cough, try cypress, hyssop, bergamot, or cammomile oil used as steam inhalations. Saying that all that is written here is all there is on Chronic Bronchitis would be an understatement. Very much more has to be learnt and propagated bout Chronic Bronchitis.

For a Cough With a Fever Use Yarrow or Angelica

For a catarrhal cough use elecampane or elderflower. Diet and Nutrition Biochemic tissue salts, taken in tablet form: A substantial amount of the words here are all inter-connected to and about Acute Bronchitis. Understand them to get an overall understanding on Acute Bronchitis. :roll:


Bronchitis is a condition that exists when an inflammation of the bronchial tubes, which are the main air passages that bring air to the lung tissue, exists. When these passages become aggravated they produce mucous, which in turn stimulates coughing in an effort to clear the passages. As we got to writing on Cold Flu Bronchitis, we found that the time we were given to write was inadequate to write all that there is to write about Cold Flu Bronchitis! So vast are its resources.

Wet cough can be beneficial in aiding the body to expel phlegm from the chest. A wet/ chesty cough can be categorized as being productive or non-productive. Wet coughs are considered to be productive when mucous is being moved from the chest. A cough is considered to be non-productive when mucous is not being expelled from the chest regardless of the coughing. People are inclined to think that some matter found here that is pertaining to Bronchitis Cough is false. However, rest is assured, all that is written here is true!

Cough which accompanies the common cold, flu or a sinus infection is categorized as an acute cough. An acute cough is a cough which lasts less than two to three weeks. In this instance, the normal cause of a cough has found to be stimulation of the cough reflex by postnasal drip and/or clearing of the throat. A cough is considered chronic when it persists for longer than two to three weeks. With people wanting to learn more about Cold Flu Bronchitis, it has provided the necessary incentive for us to write this interesting article on Cold Flu Bronchitis!

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Bronchitis associated with cigarette smoking will only go away after the smoking has stopped. Even though coughing may become uncomfortable at times, keep in mind it is your body's way of trying to heal by ridding itself of the excess mucous in your chest. Being aware of what is causing your cough will allow you to take the proper course of treatment and hopefully shorten the duration of your cough. I have found an effective natural cough remedy that works to fight coughs caused by the common cold, the flu and bronchitis. :shock:

Addition, one should be aware of whether or not the phlegm is green or yellow in color, which may be indicative of a bacterial infection, in which case one should speak with his physician. If blood appears in the mucous that is coughed up, medical attention should be sought immediately as there may be a serious underlying condition causing the cough. Also, if you experience a shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, seek immediate medical attention. The more interesting an article, the more takers there are for the article. So we have made it a point to make this article on Bronchitis Cough as interesting as possible!

Is quite common for cats to present to veterinary clinics with a chronic cough or wheeze. The problem may be constant or just recur from time to time, and can range from mild to severe. Clinically the disease may resemble human asthma, but the term feline asthma can be misleading as there are a number of different possible causes. Here we look at what those underlying causes can be, and the different forms of treatment available to affected cats. :idea:


Glucocorticoid drugs (steroids) used in inhalers include Beclometasone, Fluticasone and Budesonide. Beclometasone is cheap, but is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream when you want it to hang around in the area where it applied. Fluticasone is more expensive, but tends to stay where you want it to. Budesonide is relatively inexpensive and though it is easily absorbed into the bloodstream, it tends to be removed the first time it goes through the liver. Inspiration can be considered to be one of the key ingredients to writing. Only if one is inspired, can one get to writing on any subject especially like Chronic Bronchitis.

Aerosol therapy has the advantage that the maximum concentration of drug is delivered to the target site. This means that lower overall doses can be used, and the cat is less likely to suffer the negative side effects of steroids. Various inhalers can be used in both cats and dogs, but they tend to be designed for humans. As a result, higher doses are given compared with human medicine, as humans can be instructed to breathe deeply whereas cats will breathe normally at best. We have omitted irrelevant information from this composition on Infectious Bronchitis as we though that unnecessary information may make the reader bored of reading the composition. :shock:

The Pathology

Little is known about the underlying causes or exacerbating factors in feline asthma. There may be an element of genetic predisposition. While chronic inhalation of airway irritants, such as smoking, has been shown to cause bronchitis in humans, this has not been studied in detail in cats. Likewise, allergens such as pollen, housedust mites, dander, fungal spores, dust and cat litter could all be implicated theoretically. We take pride in saying that this article on Bronchitis is like a jewel of our articles. This article has been accepted by the general public as a most informative article on Bronchitis. :roll:

Spacer Devices

A spacer device consists of a chamber into which the aerosol drug is released at one end, with a mask at the other end which fits snugly over the cats mouth and nose. Human baby spacer devices (e.g. Babyhaler) can be easily adapted for cats. Alternatively, veterinary spacers specifically designed for cats are now on the market (e.g. Aerokat). The spacer should be held over the cats nose and mouth for about 30 seconds to ensure complete delivery of the drugs. It should be remembered that aerosol steroid therapy can take up to 2 weeks to reach full effect, and if the cat has been on oral steroids previously, these should be phased out slowly during these initial 2 weeks.

Treatment Lifelong?

Generally yes. Doses can often be reduced gradually once clinical remission has been achieved. As with many chronic conditions, complete control might not always be possible and an acceptable quality of life is the main aim of the treatment. :)

Removal or Avoidance of Potential Allergens

House dust mite allergy must be excluded by spraying the house with an acaricidal product. 4. Chronic therapy for the underlying condition. For long term treatment of cats with feline asthma, a combination of steroids and bronchodilators are a popular choice. Steroids reduce the inflammation and lower mucus production, and can limit long term consequences such as fibrosis. Bronchodilators are most useful when there is airway spasm. Traditionally, medication has been given orally via tablets, but over the last few years, metered dose inhalers such as the ones used for human asthma have come on the market.

Cats Usually Present With One or All the Following Signs:

CoughingWheezingDifficulty breathing A minority of cases will have the classic human status asthmaticus, rapid onset breathing difficulty due to severe narrowing of the bronchi. Cats tend to be middle aged or older, and Siamese cats may be more prone than other breeds. You may be inquisitive as to where we got the matter for writing this article on Chronic Bronchitis. Of course through our general knowledge, and the Internet!

Bronchodilator drugs used in inhalers include Salbutamol and Salmeterol. Salbutamol is very fast acting and therefore useful in a crisis caused by spasm of the bronchi. However, it only lasts for about 30 minutes and is therefore unsuitable for chronic therapy as frequent dosing is required. Salmeterol on the other hand is longer acting, and lasts for about 12 hours so twice daily dosing is possible. Salmeterol is better for long term control of mild to moderate asthma while Salbutamol is better for relief of acute bronchospasm. Having been given the assignment of writing an interesting presentation on Bronchitis, this is what we came up with. Just hope you find it interesting too!

Bronchoalveolar Lavage

This is similar to the technique described above, but the catheter is inserted all the way into a lower airway before the saline is injected and withdrawn. This is therefore a good test for lower airway disease. It is not necessary that only the learned can write about Chronic Bronchitis. As long as one ahs a flair for writing, and an interest for gaining information on Chronic Bronchitis, anyone can write about it. :roll:

Lung Biopsy

This is an invasive procedure that carries a significant risk to the patient. It is only indicated where diffuse cancer or extensive fibrosis is suspected, or in severe disease that responds poorly to treatment.


Bronchoscopy Bronchoscopy allows visualization of the larger airways, and assessment for increased mucus and inflammation. 4. Tracheal wash This involves injecting a small amount of saline into the trachea and immediately withdrawing it, and then examining the cells and debris harvested under a microscope.

Pulmonary Edema

Often due to severe heart disease.Infectious bronchitis. This can be due to bacteria, viruses or parasites.Pleural disease. Filling of the space between the lung and the chest wall with air or an effusion.Cancer. This can be a primary lung tumor or metastatic spread.Potassium bromide induced respiratory disease. A side effect from an anti-epileptic drug.Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Responds poorly to treatment.Pulmonary thromboembolus. Lodging of a clot in a respiratory blood vessel causing sudden onset breathing difficulty.Pulmonary hypertension. Usually secondary to other heart or respiratory disease.

Treatment The aims of treatment are as follows. 1. Eliminate any suspected infectious agents. This may be a sufficiently long course of antibiotics if bacterial infection is suspected, or a wormer such as fenbendazole if lungworm is suspected. ;)


To return to the comparison with human asthma, when trying to understand the underlying causes it is important to differentiate between asthma (constriction of the bronchi), chronic bronchitis (oversecretion of mucus with a chronic cough) and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Asthma is reversible bronchial constriction caused by eosinophil cells, whereas COPD is irreversible bronchial constriction involving neutrophil cells. We have taken the privilege of proclaiming this article to be a very informative and interesting article on Bronchitis. We now give you the liberty to proclaim it too.


Re: Acute Bronchitis and Herbal Medicines for Common Breathi
by charles70 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:12 am

Bronchitis Patients - can Chronic Bronchitis be Cured?

Chronic bronchitis is no doubt a very irritating and even debilitating condition to have. The shortness of every breath, the coughing up of phlegm, and trouble falling asleep serve as constant reminders that an individual is inflicted with the condition. In the latest stages of the disease the individual may notice labored breathing (hyperventilation), hypoxemia (insufficient amounts of oxygen in the blood) and failure of the right side of the heart. So, is there a cure for chronic bronchitis?

Other Useful Tips

Avoid Polluted Air: Air pollutants such as dust, fumes and second hand smoke can irritate the lungs to worsen the condition. Get Vaccines: Since chronic bronchitis will make a person more susceptible to infections, getting flu shots and pneumonia shots will be good precautions to take. Using the intuition I had on Bronchitis, I thought that writing this article would indeed be worth the trouble. Most of the relevant information on Bronchitis has been included here.


Unfortunately, there is no known cure for chronic bronchitis to date. However, there are ways to curb the symptoms and slow down its progression. With proper medical treatment in combination with necessary lifestyle changes, a person with chronic bronchitis has every chance of enjoying life and extending his/her lifespan. Some of these treatment options are mentioned below. An idle brain, is a devil's workshop they say. Using this ideology in mind, we ventured to write on Chronic Bronchitis Patients, so that something productive would be achieved of our minds.

Mucolytics: These drugs makes mucous less viscous and easier to cough up. Oxygen therapy: Chronic bronchitis makes it difficult to breathe oxygen into the lungs. Oxygen therapy is sometimes administered to increase oxygen content in the body to acceptable levels. Writing something about Bronchitis seemed to be something illogical in the beginning. However, with the progress of matter, it seemed logical. Matter just started pouring in, to give you this finished product. :)

Eat Healthy: The necessary vitamins and minerals will strengthen the immune system to guard against the infections that chronic bronchitics are so prone to. :lol:

Helpful Lifestyle Changes for Chronic Bronchitics

Quit Smoking: Smoking is one of the leading causes of chronic bronchitis, and continued smoking when one already has the condition will definitely worsen things and can lead to an exacerbation of chronic bronchitis. :lol:

Although there is currently no cure for chronic bronchitis, one can still seek treatment to alleviate the symptoms and to prevent any further complications from the disease from developing. The best thing an individual can do if they are suffering from chronic bronchitis is to quit smoking and start eating right and getting plenty of rest. Those that follow this routine will find a reduction in the symptoms of their chronic bronchitis, and will have taken the right steps in preventing the disease from developing into emphysema or other conditions.


  • Doctors often prescribe antibiotics because they feel pressured by people's expectations to receive them.
  • This expectation has been fueled by both misinformation in the media and marketing by drug companies.
  • There are some antibiotics which are known for treating both acute and chronic bronchitis but also prescribed for other medical illness.
  • Ampicillin is used for the treatment of infections that result from acute bronchitis.
  • Trimethoprim is an antibiotic used for infections in the respiratory tract.
  • Azithromycin and Amoxicilluin are considered effective treatment for bacterial infections causing bronchitis.
  • Telithromycin is a drug used for mild to moderate infections in the respiratory system.
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Proper medication is important in curing an illness, but it is also essential to use a reliable source of these medications, like your trusted physician. Antibiotics are medications that slow or stop the growth of bacteria. Prescriptions of antibiotics depends on what kind of infections causes your illness, like in the case of bronchitis there are specific antibiotics for this condition depending on the severity and status of the illness.

Some experts advise not to take antibiotics for acute bronchitis especially when you do not have other medical problems. It will not only save you from potential side-effects but also from unnecessary expenses. Once you are through reading what is written here on Chronic Bronchitis, have you considered recollecting what has been written and writing them down? This way, you are bound to have a better understanding on Chronic Bronchitis. :D.

When taking antibiotics you should also be aware of the adverse effects they may bring to your body. Precautionary measures are also important when taking antibiotics for bronchitis and these include, consulting your doctor of the severity of bronchitis before beginning antibiotics and taking the antibiotics as prescribed, do not stop or miss doses. Consulting your Obstetrician or gynecologist is also important if you are pregnant. In addition to what we had mentioned in the previous paragraph, much more has to be said about Chronic Bronchitis. If space permits, we will state everything about it. :roll:

Antibiotics for bronchitis are prescribed by doctors, but in many cases the condition does not benefit from antibiotics. Antibiotics will not cure a viral illness because acute bronchitis is usually caused by viruses most doctors do not prescribe antibiotics. Their effectiveness with acute bronchitis is so small compared to the side-effects that these antibiotics may bring. Most common side effects are diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, sore mouth, skin rashes, headache, sunburn easily and vaginal yeast infection. Experts in in the field of infectious disease have been warning for years that overuse of antibiotics is allowing many bacteria to become resistant to the antibiotics available. The title of this composition could be rightly be Bronchitis Antibiotics. This is because what is mentioned here is mostly about Bronchitis Antibiotics.

What is Bronchitis Anyway?

Bronchitis is something you are likely to have in your lifetime at least once. Since it usually follows a cold or other respiratory condition, most people will develop it in the course of their lifetime.

Bronchitis Happens in Your Lungs

In fact, it is a condition that affects the inner walls in your air passage ways of your lungs. There, bronchitis causes the lining to become infected and inflamed, causing you the symptoms of fevers, chills, coughing and a pain in your chest.

Symptoms to Look for:

The main sign of this condition is that of a yellow/gray or even green colored mucus that comes up when you are coughing. This mucus is called sputum. The mucus should be a sign to you that something is wrong, especially with this type of coloring. People have an inclination of bragging on the knowledge they have on any particular project. However, we don't want to brag on what we know on Treat Bronchitis, so long as it proves useful to you, we are happy.

Those that suffer from chronic symptoms of bronchitis often develop asthma because of it. This is caused by the long term inflammation of your air passageways, it is essential that you get help from your doctor in dealing with your condition. We have gone through extensive research and reading to produce this article on Chronic Bronchitis Causes. Use the information wisely so that the information will be properly used.

The Good News is that You can Do Just that

Bronchitis doesn't have to be a condition that you can't shake. Before you can actually deal with bronchitis, you need to know what it is and how it affects your body. Having an education in this information puts you at the forefront of spotting symptoms and taking action before you become ill further or even lessening the effect that bronchitis can have on your daily life. If you find anything extra mentioning about Chronic Bronchitis, do inform us. It is only through the exchange of views and information will we learn more about Chronic Bronchitis. :lol:

Are You At Risk, then?

Since anyone can get acute bronchitis from a cold that they have, it is not difficult to imagine that virtually everyone is at risk for developing this condition. Yet, there are some additional reasons why this condition can effect you more often or even just more severely than it will effect other people.

Some cases, such as those that revolve around occupational bronchitis, just removing the irritants from your lifestyle will ultimately improve your quality of life and reduce the occurrences and health risks associated with bronchitis.

Certain People Should Seek the Help of Their Doctor Sooner

If you have chronic health problems such as chronic lung problems, congestive heart failure, emphysema, or asthma, then you need to see your doctor as soon as you feel an episode of bronchitis coming on. :oops:

Do You Need a Doctor?

This question is one that you'll have to answer yourself, depending on the type and severity of the condition you are in. For most people, the need for a doctor is not there, because they are suffering from acute bronchitis, which will likely go away on its own within just a few days to a week. :oops:

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What is Bronchitis? What Causes Bronchitis?



Those that have a fever, which is to be expected in most cases, should contact their doctor if there temperature reaches higher than 101 degrees F. If you are coughing up blood, yellow mucus, green mucus or you can't catch your breath, call on a doctor as soon as possible because your condition may have progressed. We wish to stress on the importance and the necessity of Treat Bronchitis through this article. This is because we see the need of propagating its necessity and importance! :idea:

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You are someone that smokes, your chances of getting chronic bronchitis are often much more severe than those that are likely to get acute bronchitis.

Causes of Chronic Bronchitis

The causes of chronic bronchitis are often a bit more drastic. If you have this condition, the walls of your bronchial tubes have become thickened and they are inflamed to such a degree that it is considered nearly permanent. When this happens, chronic bronchitis is evident.

Your Chest is Throbbing in Pain

You are coughing and it hurts to do so. These are the first symptoms of bronchitis. Although it is a common condition that many face, for some it is even worse. That's because for some people bronchitis is disabling and more frequent. A substantial amount of the words here are all inter-connected to and about Symptoms Bronchitis. Understand them to get an overall understanding on Symptoms Bronchitis.

Order to help this to happen, get as much rest as you can and get lots of fluids. Keep your home's air moist as well. Treat bronchitis in the same basic way you would treat a cold to see improvement. Occupational Bronchitis is the substance of this composition. Without Occupational Bronchitis, there would not have been much to write and think about over here! :roll:

Wheezing, Coughing

Fever, which should not be too elevated. If so, contact your doctor as soon as possible. Chills When you experience any of these, especially a combination of them with mucus, you could be suffering from a bronchitis infection.