Bronchitis is the inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the bronchial tubes in the lungs. Bronchitis can be acute or chronic, in the case of chronic bronchitis the disease will last a long time and can be very serious.
- Due to the inflammation in the bronchi, large quantities of mucous are secreted and expelled as phlegm. Phlegm is sticky and semi-fluid.
- The patient will suffer from a mild to extreme fever.
- The patient may become hoarse and might even have difficulty breathing accompanied with a cough.
- The patient will feel like a feather is tickling their throat thus causing them to cough violently.
9 Tips to Stop the Cough
- Stop smoking. Some studies says that 90% percent of chronic bronchitis is due to consistent smoking.
- Avoid second hand smoke
- Consume A LOT of fluids. The best fluids would be water, pineapple juice, or apple juice. Remember we believe that any fruit juices consumed should be real, no artificial flavors, preservatives, or sugar. Oh, and NO dairy, it does nothing but make the problem worse.
- Humidifiers should be kept close. It is very beneficial to breath in warm, moist air.
- Fill a sink up with HOT water and cover your head with a towel and hold your head over the sink and breath in the steam.
- Do NOT take expectorants, there is absolutely no scientific research that proves that the medicine works to dry up mucous. The best way is to stay hydrated, rested, and breathing plenty of warm humidified air.
- Listen to your cough, it should be productive and (the best way to put this) full of junk. Sometimes people like to cover their cough, be sure to let it out.
- Consume plenty of garlic, ginger, turmeric, spinach, onions, almonds, and sesame seeds.
- Take a hot epsom salt bath twice a day for chronic cases.
Do a fast
The patient would benefit (in acute cases) to do a three day fast of orange juice and water, you can also juice lemons (a wonderful idea) and consume immediately.