What is Bronchitis?
Bronchitis is caused due to inflammation or swelling that develops in the bronchial tubes. It is usually caused due to bacteria or virus that affects the tubes.
Symptoms of Bronchitis
The symptoms would include the following:
- Difficulty in breathing
- Nasal Congestion
- Muscle Aches
- Cough accompanied by mucus
- Asthma or difficulty in breathing
Bronchitis are considered to be one of the dreadful disease. If not treated at the early stage, it could lead to death too. It is a disease which affects the chest and then breathing, which ultimately leads to death. Different doctors prescribe different methods of treatment to get cured. But there can be side effects to certain forms of medicines that are intaken. Bronchitis can be a chronic disease of acute disease.
Most patients do follow the instructions given by the doctor as they believe the doctor and the treatment. Most doctors prescribe treatment based on the condition of the patient. The remedies for treating bronchitis will work as supportive measure that could give the patient additional relief and prevent from getting worse because of the condition of the pain. The role of the physician can be of great importance and cannot be avoided if the person is going to avoid any problem.
Home Remedies for Bronchitis
As part of a home remedy, the initial part of treatment should start with reducing the chest pain. It can be done by taking soup which could make one sleepy and help to reduce pain and clogging in the chest. A medical advice is to be sought to find out if it could affect other people around the patient. Doctors do suggest remedies that could help in coping with the problem when one of their family member is suffering with bronchitis.
The patient needs to follow certain diet too when treatment is going on.Vitamin C containing fruits are to be consumed on regular basis. Sometimes some fruits do cause allergies when consumed. It is advisable to avoid such fruits so that it could help in getting treated early.
The following are some of the basic remedies that could be done at home.
Use of Ginger – Ginger is often used to treat cold and bronchitis. The immunity boosting properties. The immune boosting and the anti-inflammatory substances present in ginger make it help in relieving from swollen, irritated bronchial tubes. You can use it in the following ways and have them on daily basis.
i. Add half teaspoon of ginger grounded, cinnamon and cloves in a cup that is filled with hot water. Stir it and drink it as a mixture for a couple to days until you get relief.
ii. If you plan to make a herbal tea, you can add a teaspoon of ginger powder, black pepper to a cup of hot boiling water. One it is steeped, add a teaspoon of honey and have it twice a day on daily basis.
Use of Garlic – The use of antibiotics available does help in treating acute bronchitis which is more dangerous. You can use garlic in the following way
i. Peel and chop three pieces of garlic and then have them in a glass of milk.
ii. Boil the milk
iii. Then have the milk daily at night before going to bed.
Use of Turmeric – The anti-inflammatory substances available in turmeric can help to cure cough that is associated with bronchitis. The following method is to be followed while using turmeric
i. Take a glass of milk and add a teaspoon of turmeric.
ii. Boil it and have it three times a day. You need to follow this on empty stomach to get quicker and positive results.
Use of Eucalyptus Oil – Use of eucalyptus oil can reduce the mucus that is obstructing the nasal airway and its properties that fight bacteria can help in healing.
i. Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil into hot steaming water and then start inhaling. If you do not get eucalyptus oil, you can use tea tree oil or pine oil.
ii. The oil can be used externally by applying on the chest. This could help in breathing once the mucus is expelled automatically when applied.
Use of Salt Water – Use of salt water to gargle can reduce the mucus that is accumulated in the body. Just add a pinch of salt in warm water and gargle it. You need to make sure that you use the exact amount as excess could cause burning feeling in the throat. By gargling, you could reduce the inflammation and also reduce mucus flowing into the throat as this causes irritation in the chest.
Use of Honey – The natural method to reduce bronchitis is use of honey. The properties that fight virus and bacteria is available in honey and it causes soothing to the throat and boost your immune system. You can use it by following the method
i. Add a teaspoon of honey in a cup of tea and drink it atleast once in a day.
ii. You can even add a teaspoon of honey to lemon water that is warm and having it. This method can reduce inflammation and chest congestion.
To conclude, you need to be careful that you could be at risk as chances of getting another disease is possible. Try to avoid contact with people who have flu or cold.