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Natural Ways to Treat Bronchitis

By Rickey Henolap

Bronchitis is a viral infection that causes inflammation in the large airways in the lungs known as the bronchi. It usually starts as a cold with a cough an progresses to a nasty cough and a scratchy feeling in the lungs when you try to take anything but a shallow breath. While there are many ways to treat bronchitis, antibiotics won’t work because it is not a bacterial infection.

The two different kinds of bronchitis are chronic and acute bronchitis. Acute bronchitis develops usually after a cold or cough that has been in the body for some time and the body has not been able to fight it off or given enough rest to recover. The cough is accompanied by pain, weakness, fever, fatigue and headache. Bronchitis can progress to pneumonia if not treated. Chronic bronchitis lung is usually caused by tobacco, smoke or other irritants. It is a persistent condition that can lead to permanent lung damage. In both conditions it is common for the sufferer to cough up phlegmy discharges.

Bronchitis provokes a sharp, nonproductive cough or, more unremarkably, one that discharges mucus, in addition to fever, chest and back discomfort. An individual with bronchitis has a tendency to gain ailments with exercise due to diminished oxygen in the blood and lung infections. There is an all-natural bronchitis cure that presents a safe and risk-free solution for those who suffer from respiratory disease.

Good handwashing is key to preventing most diseases and anyone who has acute bronchitis or comes in contact with someone who has it should use this as their first line of defense. Experts recommend washing your hands with soap and warm water for a least 15 seconds before and after coming in contact with a person who is ill. This is about the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice.

The present, conventional treatment of bronchitis is with antibiotics. This treatment has been found to be of little effect. Antibiotics are effective in reducing bacteria. Bronchitis is caused by viral infections in 90% of all cases, not bacteria. As a result of the actual causes of bronchitis not being addressed, the condition advances and causes more lung damage and deterioration. Also, with overuse of antibiotics, there is great probability that the bacteria will become resistant and the antibiotics will become ineffective as the bacteria adapts and strengthens.

People who want to use pelargonium should try Bronovil. The South African flower is Bronovils key ingredient is the South African geranium mentioned above. Pelargonium works by preventing viruses from attaching to cells in the body. This herb boosts the bodys immune system, which makes it useful for older people and people suffering from HIV/AIDS.

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