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How To Treat Acute Bronchitis?

How To Treat Acute Bronchitis?

As we go about life and routine activities, we may be exposed to a lot of different types of environments. We may have to travel in heavy traffic and may be exposed to vehicular pollution, there may be times when we are at places that allow smoking and that may expose us to smoke from cigarettes. Our nature of work today requires us to be constantly in a situation where we take in industrial fumes and exhausts. Being in any of these conditions temporarily may not be a big matter of worry, but when the incidents get more frequent they may lead to troubles in breathing and diseases such as bronchitis or acute bronchitis.

Acute bronchitis is a condition in which the bronchial tube that carries air to and from the lungs gets inflamed due to different reasons. The biggest hazard related to the inflammation of the bronchial tube is that the patient may suffer from constant coughing and irritation of the throat putting pressure on the lungs. In advanced cases, a bronchial infection may also leave the nodes of the lungs inflamed, making it more difficult for the patients to breathe.

Causes of Acute Bronchitis:

  1. The most common causes of bronchitis include the infection of the bronchial tube with bacteria or virus, which lead to the inflammation of the tube and subsequent bouts of coughing.

  2. A habit of smoking cigarettes or being exposed to cigarette smoke as a passive smoker may lead to the infection of the bronchial tube.

  3. Vehicular smoke and fumes also lead to the inflammation and infection of the tube that plays an imminent role in supplying oxygen to the lungs.

  4. Finally, when one works in a position where he/she is exposed to chemicals or harmful exhausts on a constant basis may also have to suffer from acute bronchitis.

Treating the Problem:

One of the best ways to combat health issues such as problems of bronchitis may be to lead a lifestyle as healthy as possible and to make sure that bad habits such as cigarette smoking are kept at bay. Apart from lifestyle habits, if a person falls prey to acute bronchitis, it may be important to undergo treatment so that long term effects to the lungs may be avoided.

Choosing the right treatment is of essence when you need to get the best results. One of the most effective treatments in maintaining a healthy bronchial tube is to opt for homeopathic treatment. The most viable trait of the treatment is that it does not lead to affecting the other body systems in a negative manner and the results are achieved by ensuring that it remains easy on the body. The natural ingredients and components of the medicines in homeopathy do not leave the patient weak and fighting for strength. This is one of the main reasons why people today prefer homeopathy over other conventional medicines.  

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Acute Bronchitis - How To Treat It?

Acute Bronchitis - How To Treat It?

As we go about life and routine activities, we may be exposed to a lot of different types of environments. We may have to travel in heavy traffic and may be exposed to vehicular pollution, there may be times when we are at places that allow smoking and that may expose us to smoke from cigarettes. Our nature of work today requires us to be constantly in a situation where we take in industrial fumes and exhausts. Being in any of these conditions temporarily may not be a big matter of worry, but when the incidents get more frequent they may lead to troubles in breathing and diseases such as bronchitis or acute bronchitis.

Acute bronchitis is a condition in which the bronchial tube that carries air to and from the lungs gets inflamed due to different reasons. The biggest hazard related to the inflammation of the bronchial tube is that the patient may suffer from constant coughing and irritation of the throat putting pressure on the lungs. In advanced cases, a bronchial infection may also leave the nodes of the lungs inflamed, making it more difficult for the patients to breathe.

Causes of Acute Bronchitis:

  1. The most common causes of bronchitis include the infection of the bronchial tube with bacteria or virus, which lead to the inflammation of the tube and subsequent bouts of coughing.
  2. A habit of smoking cigarettes or being exposed to cigarette smoke as a passive smoker may lead to the infection of the bronchial tube.
  3. Vehicular smoke and fumes also lead to the inflammation and infection of the tube that plays an eminent role in supplying oxygen to the lungs.
  4. Finally, when one works in a position where he/she is exposed to chemicals or harmful exhausts on a constant basis may also have to suffer from acute bronchitis.

What is the treatment for acute bronchitis?

Bed rest and supportive care such as reducing coughing are the main treatments for acute bronchitis. In most individuals, antibiotics are not needed, especially those who have as cause viral or environmental factors. For some patients who have to wheeze with their cough, beta2 agonists may be helpful (bronchodilators). Perhaps the most useful treatments are directed at reducing coughing symptoms with over the counter preparations containing guaifenesin and mucolytics. NSAIDs are often added to reduce inflammation and help relieve discomfort. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend giving OTC cough and cold medications to children under two years of age; these medicines may cause harmful side-effects that can be life-threatening to young children.

What natural or home remedies treat and cure acute bronchitis?

  • Stay well hydrated by drinking fluids
  • Breath humidified air
  • Avoid dairy products because they thicken mucous secretions
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine because of potential drug interactions
  • Avoid exposure to environmental smoke and other air pollutants
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I am from mumbai meri sister hai uske bachpan se wbc badta rahta hai aur uske bal jhad jate hai kay ye naturally hai ya phir koi bimari aur uska elaj kay hai muje bataye please?

I am from mumbai meri sister hai uske bachpan se wbc badta rahta hai aur uske bal jhad jate hai kay ye naturally hai ...
If the increase in wbc's indicate one marrow disease and need further check up and hair can be due t the disease process.
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I have done blood test & found following abnormal values 1) very high level of lead of 357 2) very high eosinophil 14.7 & about count 0.89 please suggest suitable medicine for both issues.

I have done blood test & found following abnormal values
1) very high level of lead of 357
2) very high eosinophil 14...
Your high eosinophil can be due to allergy or blood borne diseases and need detailed check up. High lead points to heavy metal poisoning and need chelation therapy in big hospital equipped to do it.
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Acute Mastoiditis - How Can It Be Treated?

Acute Mastoiditis - How Can It Be Treated?

The infection of the bone of the ear is Mastoiditis. This may be an acute infection needing hospitalisation and injectable drugs or may be in the form of slow bone eroding processes like cholesteatoma.

Let us learn more about this condition and its treatment:

Understanding the mastoid bone:

The mastoid bone is made up of air sacs and it looks a lot like a sponge. In this sense, it is different from the other bones that can be found in the human body. In order to function properly, this bone requires air from the other parts of the ear, including the Eustachain Tube which connects the middle part of the ear with the portion that lies at the back of the throat.

If this tube gets infected due to any reason, the infection and bacteria can also travel to the Mastoid bone, leading to an infection in this area. Another form of the infection starts from the eardrum and a slowly progressive bone eroding process starts which spreads into the air sacs and can potentially spread to the brain.

Symptoms: 

Acute mastoiditis will present with earache, ear discharge and onset of fever and chills, as well as redness and inflammation behind the ear. Pain in the ear may be experienced along with headaches and swelling that may be experienced behind the eyes. At the very earliest sign, these symptoms must be reported to an ENT or ear throat nose specialist so that the treatment can happen at the earliest. Chronic mastoiditis may be due to repeated infections and bone eroding cholesteatoma which presents with repeated episodes of ear discharge which may be foul smelling and may even have blood.

Diagnosis: 

The diagnosis is mostly made on ear examination and may involve imaging tests like a CT scan as well as an MRI scan of the head and the ear. A simple X-ray of the mastoids can help in detecting the severity of the infection, and it spread.

Treatment: 

After diagnosing the problem with imaging tests as well as a detailed ear examination, the doctor will usually start the treatment by admitting the patient in the hospital. Antibiotic medication will be administered through intravenous methods, after which oral antibiotics will be prescribed for many days after the patient has been discharged from the hospital.

Surgery may be required if the infection has not cleared up even after the use of antibiotics and is also done in cases of bone erosion. This surgery will be done to drain the infected fluid from the ear and remove a part of this Mastoid bone. Complications like facial paralysis and vertigo need to be discussed with the surgeon before the surgery.

Sir I did a complete blood count test yesterday. Monocyte - 2 lymphocyte - 48 is there anything to worry about? All the other components are ok in the test. I had a throat infection recently. And im taking levocetirizine for allergy also.

Sir I did a complete blood count test yesterday. Monocyte - 2
lymphocyte - 48
is there anything to worry about? All t...
Nothing to worry much as lymphocytes increase during an infection these are the cells that fight over infection. if you find my answer helpful please leave a feedback thanks a lot.
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Sir I did a complete blood count test yesterday. Monocyte - 2 lymphocyte 48 is there anything to worry about? Other components are ok.

Sir I did a complete blood count test yesterday. Monocyte - 2
lymphocyte 48
is there anything to worry about? Other c...
Hello dear lybrate-user nothing to worry. I think your mentioned about percentage of lymphocytes. Your lymphocytes percentage is little high. Seen in viral infections. But don't worry it may vary from sample to sample.
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Meri bahen ke bache ki wbc 18,500 hai isko kaise kum karna chahiye or is ka treatment kya hai or khane me kya dena chahiye.

Meri bahen ke bache ki wbc 18,500 hai isko kaise kum karna chahiye or is ka treatment kya hai or khane me kya dena ch...
The blood cell count s high and indicates an infection. Hence need a check up and not food changes etc.
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My kid is diagnosed with crp level of 110. Is this life threatening? How kids will struggle I mean any internal pain etc treatment how we need to proceed.

My kid is diagnosed with crp level of 110.
Is this life threatening?
How kids will struggle I mean any internal pain ...
C- reactive protein (crp) is used to indicate any inflammation in the body and in your child case with crp about 110 indicates an active inflammation. She needs immediate treatment. Please come with the reports.
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My fathers hb was 18.6 and he was asked for pholobotmy but after his second lab test it is now reduced to 17.8. What should we do?

My fathers hb was 18.6 and he was asked for pholobotmy but after his second lab test it is now reduced to 17.8. What ...
Your father has erythropoiesis and need care and check up in a hematology center or by a physician.
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