What Are the Symptoms and Treatment of Bronchitis?

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Symptoms The main symptom of bronchitis is a productive cough that persists several days to weeks . Other symptoms that may occur include:
  • Fatigue
  • Wheezing sounds when breathing
  • Tightness or dull pain in the chest
  • Shortness of breath
Treatments Your doctor might recommend rest and lots of fluids to let the symptoms fade away on its own. Other treatments for bronchitis cough may include:
  • A cough suppressant. It will only help if you're not bringing up mucus anymore; if you are, it means you're still clearing your airways and your doctor likely won't advise you to take one.
  • Pain reliever
  • Sleeping near a humidifier or sitting in a steamy bathroom
  • Bronchodilators in which inhaled medicines that help open your airways
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