Bronchitis simply means an inflammation of the bronchus, the windpipe. This is usually caused by infection (viral, bacterial, fungal, etc) or allergy or both. This condition is widely prevalent throughout the world and is a frequent cause to disturb our daily work.
Bronchitis seems to be slightly more common in women as compared to males though the difference is not significant. It is more common amongst the younger age-group as compared to the adult population.
Causes of Bronchitis
- Allergy (environmental and industrial pollutants, pollen, etc.)
- Infections (viral, bacterial, fungus)
- Exposure to temperature changes (extreme cold, change from cold to heat and vise versa, etc.)
Symptoms of Bronchitis
Cough is the most common symptom. The cough may be either dry (without mucus) or wet (with mucus), depending on the cause and severity. Allergic cough is often dry while infective cough has a tendency to have mucus production. The symptoms of Bronchitis may be listed as under:
- Cough (with or without mucus)
- Chest pain,
- Difficulty in breathing. (dyspnea)
- Throat pain
- Nose congestion,
- Body ache, joint pain, tiredness (usually due to infection).
A single episode of bronchitis which may resolve within less than three weeks may be called as an Acute Bronchitis.
If there is an underlying cause of lowered immunity,tendency to catch infection or if there are factors such as Smoking and environmental pollution; there may be a tendency to have Recurrent Bronchitis.
Those patients who have lowered immunity and are exposed to maintaining factors such as smoking, pollutants (pneumoconiosis, excessive alcohol consumption and exposure to cold and draught, etc.) may present with Chronic Bronchitis,where by the patients may have symptoms of Bronchitis for long time, as long as two months to over years.
Homeopathic Treatment of Bronchitis
Antimonium Tartaricum : Useful when the person has a feeling of wet mucus in the chest and breathing makes a bubbly, rattling sound. Helpful to experote cough which need effort.There is rattling sound in chest.Given when the person may feel drowsy or dizzy, and feel better when lying on the right side or sitting up.
RL-39, BRONCHO CURE