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Do You Have Bronchitis
by Ric saguil. MD, FAAFP

Some common symptoms are:brochitis.jpg
•    dry cough
•    excess mucus production
•    chest discomfort
•    fatigue
•    shortness of breath

Antibiotics may be necessary. Before starting below please make sure you have been cleared of more serious lung pathologies by your physician.

slippery_elm_tea.jpgDrinking slippery elm tea, which contains mucilage- a substance that can help calm inflamed tissue- may help relieve cough and sore throat.

A study found that extracts from the roots of Pelargonium sidoides geranium_soth_african.jpg(Umckaloabo, South African Geranium) helped ease cough, chest discomfort, and mucus production.

Eucalyptus oil has antiviral properties which are especially effective when breathed in through a eucalyptus steam inhalation procedure.

Herbs such as echinacea and astragalus may help keep your immune system strong enough to fight off viruses that cause bronchitis.

hand_washing.jpgAvoid irritants such as tobacco smoke.

Wash your hands frequently.