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Dr Batra’s™

Are you suffering from cough for a long time? If yes, please do not ignore it. If left untreated for a long time, cough can lead to bronchitis. Therefore, in such cases, whenever you seek medical help, before suggesting the treatment, your doctor will ask you the duration for which you have been suffering from cough, if exposure to certain things seems to make it worse and if you cough up mucus. All these are the bronchitis symptoms and will help your doctor diagnose if you are suffering from it.

So, what exactly is bronchitis and how does it occur?

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the tubes that carry air to the lungs. As the inner lining of these tubes, which is known as bronchi, swells up, it grows thicker and starts producing mucus. This results in the narrowing of the tubes, causing cough with the production of thick phlegm.


The two types of bronchitis are acute bronchitis & chronic bronchitis.  Acute bronchitis in most cases starts with an attack of common cold. Below are some of the common symptoms of acute bronchitis.

  • Runny, stuffy nose
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Body pain
  • Fatigue

These symptoms may later progress to the development of:

  • Cough with clear mucus (phlegm)  
  • Yellow or green mucus during the further course (indicating a bacterial infection)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tightness in the chest or pain
  • Excessive & forceful coughing
  • Soreness of the abdominal muscles due to excessive coughing

In chronic bronchitis, the symptoms last for prolonged period of time and come on repetitively. Some of the symptoms are:

  • Cough - commonly known as ‘Smoker’s cough’ this lasts for at least 3 months in a year for at least 2 years in succession
  • Large quantity of sputum (phlegm), which may occasionally be blood streaked
  • There may be shortness of breath that may be worsened on exertion
  • A weakened immune system, making patient more prone to an acute infection
  • Fatigue.

You can now breathe easy with homeopathy

Like common cold, bronchitis is also caused by viral infection. Only small percentages (about 10 per cent) of bronchitis cases are caused by bacterial invasion. However, though the cause is same, in both the ailments, the infecting virus attacks different areas of the patient's respiratory tract. Therefore, the medical approach towards handling both these conditions differs significantly.

Homeopathy has a good scope in the treatment of bronchitis, as it is an individualized treatment that offers customized solutions. It can offer significant relief from bronchitis symptoms as well as improve the general well being of the patient.

In cases of acute bronchitis, homeopathy can shorten the duration of the illness and can reduce dependency on antibiotics. There is a marked reduction in the toxicity experienced by the patient when he is on homeopathic treatment of bronchitis.

Chronic bronchitis is extremely stubborn and difficult to treat but homeopathy has an answer to this condition as well. There are homeopathic remedies that significantly improve symptoms of chronic bronchitis and can even aid the patient in quitting the triggers, which includes smoking.

The homeopathic treatment for bronchitis can also help to prevent complications such as pneumonia, respiratory failure and others.

Moreover, homeopathic medicines treat without any side-effects and are non- addictive. So, now you can breathe easy with homeopathy.