Bronchitis (Chronic) Topic Guide

Bronchitis (Chronic) Bronchitis (Chronic): Bronchitis is acute or chronic inflammation of the air passages in the lungs. There are several viruses and bacteria that cause bronchitis. Exposure to pollutants or tobacco smoke are also at risk. Bronchitis is contagious if it is viral or bacterial. It is not contagious if it is due to smoking, air pollution, and other inhaled irritants. Symptoms of bronchitis include cough, sore throat, wheezing, fever, chills, etc. Treatment for bronchitis depends on the cause.

Bronchitis (Chronic) Topic Guide - Visuals

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Bronchitis (Chronic) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

guaifenesin (oral) Guaifenesin (oral)

Guaifenesin is an expectorant. It helps loosen congestion in your chest and throat, making it easier to cough out through your mouth...learn more »

dextromethorphan Dextromethorphan

Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant. It affects the signals in the brain that trigger cough reflex...learn more »

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