Treatment for Chronic Bronchitis

Treatment for Chronic Bronchitis

Chronic bronchitis is the irritation and inflammation of the airways in the lungs. This irritation leads to the formation of thicker mucus in these airways (bronchial tubes). Persistent bacterial infections trigger accumulation of mucus, that blocks the airways, producing breathing difficulties. Other signs and symptoms include persistent cough with sputum, and also wheezing. In people, who are affected with chronic bronchitis, these symptoms persist for longer stays, and recur many times in a year. Smoking is the most common cause of this disease, and includes second-hand smoking too. Chronic bronchitis leads to include bacterial or viral infections, allergies, and also environmental pollution.

To ensure the safety of the fetus or unborn child, pregnant women should make use of medications only under the guidance of these physicians. Cough medications contain several ingredients, and so, it is better to confirm that each of these ingredient is safe, by contacting a physician or doctor. Pregnant women can also talk to their medical professionals about the use of sucking lozenges that contain natural ingredients like darling and glycerol, for dealing with mild to moderate cough.

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    Cough Medication as Well as Pregnancy

    Is usually advised in order to minimize the use of drugs in pregnancy, as some drugs can have an adverse effect on the creating embryo. The most common and the popular cough suppressants are the ones that have dextromethorphan. Dextromethorphan is basically a narcotic, but it is not addictive. It can be found in many over-the-counter cough medications.

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