Friday, June 1, 2007

Signs & Symptoms of Broncitis

Acute broncitis is a condition that occurs when the inner walls that line the main air passageways of your lungs become infected and inflamed. Broncitis often follows a respiratory infection such as a cold. Smoking and exposure to smoke are also risk factors for broncitis. However, most cases of acute broncitis will go away within a few days without lasting effects but coughs may linger for weeks.

The main signs and symptoms of broncitis is a cough that brings up yellowish or green mucus. When the main air passageways in your lungs are inflamed, they often produce large amounts of discolored mucus that comes up when you cough. If this persists for more than three months, it is referred to as chronic bronchitis. Mucus that is not white or clear usually means there's a secondary infection. However, broncitis symptoms can be deceptive. You don't always produce mucus when you have broncitis. Many smokers have to clear their throat every morning when they get up. While they may think this is normal for everyone, it's not. If it continues for more than three months, it may be chronic bronchitis that needs more attention.

Other signs and symptoms of acute broncitis are: sorenexx and a feeling of burning in your chest, chest congestion, wheezing, sore throat, slight fever & chills, breathlessness, sinus fullnexx and overall malaise.


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