A condition when the lining of the bronchial tube (the tube that carries air to and from the lungs) is inflamed. This causes cough with mucus, shortness of breath, and mild fever.
If you’re experiencing new, severe, or persistent symptoms, contact a health care provider.
Most common symptoms of acute bronchitis are:
- A persistent cough, which may produce mucus
- Mild fever and chills
- Chest discomfort
- Shortness of breath
- A sore throat
- Body aches
- Blocked nose
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Following are the major causes of developing bronchitis:
- Viral infections
- Environmental factors like air pollution, chemical fumes
- Bacterial infection
Risk factors include:
- Cigarette smoking
- Allergic to certain perfumes, chemical fumes
- Exposure to constant dust
- The weakened immune system, that is, the body’s inability to fight the infection
- Gastric reflux
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