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What are the Most Common Bronchitis Causes?

By Rickey Henolap

A persistent hacking cough lets a person know that he or she might have bronchitis. The bronchitis cause might be a virus, a bacterium, exposure to cigarette smoke, prolonged exposure to cleaning products, or by stomach acid irritating the bronchial tubes. Acute bronchitis usually lasts for a week or two. If the bronchial tubes become permanently inflamed, a patient may develop chronic bronchitis.

One of the annoying problems that comes with bronchitis is a lack of sleep, caused by the incessant coughing. A very good and easy bronchitis cure for this is to use a cool mist vaporizer. Put one in your bedroom at night and it will help keep you from coughing, helping you to sleep restfully.

The two different kinds of bronchitis are chronic and acute bronchitis. Acute bronchitis develops usually after a cold or cough that has been in the body for some time and the body has not been able to fight it off or given enough rest to recover. The cough is accompanied by pain, weakness, fever, fatigue and headache. Bronchitis can progress to pneumonia if not treated. Chronic bronchitis lung is usually caused by tobacco, smoke or other irritants. It is a persistent condition that can lead to permanent lung damage. In both conditions it is common for the sufferer to cough up phlegmy discharges.

There are some herbal remedies that can be used, to treat your bronchitis. Use eucalyptus, bay or garlic leaves in hot water. Boil some water, drop one or all the leaves I named (to speed up the healing process) in the boiling water, let the leaves get tender and allow water to steam up, pour it in a bowl, position a towel directly over your head and the bowl to inhale the vapors. The vapors you will be inhaling will soothed your persisting cough. You can also use the remainder of the liquid to make an herbal tea.

The present, conventional treatment of bronchitis is with antibiotics. This treatment has been found to be of little effect. Antibiotics are effective in reducing bacteria. Bronchitis is caused by viral infections in 90% of all cases, not bacteria. As a result of the actual causes of bronchitis not being addressed, the condition advances and causes more lung damage and deterioration. Also, with overuse of antibiotics, there is great probability that the bacteria will become resistant and the antibiotics will become ineffective as the bacteria adapts and strengthens.

Pelargonium sidoides is a plant found in South Africa. The root from this plant has been proven to be a complete bronchitis treatment, alleviating all the symptoms that go along with chronic bronchitis. Bronovil has the purest form of pelargonium extract in it. This bronchitis treatment comes in pill form and will not only ease the coughing and aching of bronchitis, it will also strengthen your immune system and actually help your body to fight the infection. You can read more about Bronovil at http://bronovil.com/. If you are suffering, or have a tendency to get, bronchitis, you will be very surprised and happy at how fast you recover if you use Bronovil.

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