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How Do You Get Over Bronchitis?

Think the flu is the only illness you need to stay alert about this coming Fall season? Think again. There are cases of bronchitis also making their way around the United States. It can cause sever coughing, shortness of breath, chills, chest discomfort and more.

As a result, our team at AFC Urgent Care Bronx Webster Ave. wants you to know how to recognize the symptoms of bronchitis, as well as how the medical condition is treated.

Contact us at AFC Urgent Care if you have more questions regarding Bronchitis and treatment.

What Is Bronchitis?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi, the air pathways to the lungs. While both men and women can experience bronchitis, women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with chronic bronchitis than men.

In addition, smokers or people who used to smoke are at a higher risk for bronchitis than non-smokers.

Symptoms of Bronchitis

  • Cough
  • Excess production of mucus
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Slight fever
  • Chills
  • Chest discomfort

Is Bronchitis Contagious?

The good news is that bronchitis is not usually contagious. However, that doesn't mean you shouldn't take steps to keep you and your loved ones healthy this season, especially if people are coughing and sneezing around you.

Make sure you are following a healthy diet, exercising regularly, avoiding smoking and washing your hands on a regular basis.

Treatment of Bronchitis

  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Get rest.
  • Take OTC or prescription meds, as directed by doctor.
  • Use a humidifier.

Do you think you might be experiencing the symptoms of bronchitis? Stop by AFC Urgent Care Bronx Webster Ave. for a medical evaluation. No appointment is necessary!

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About the Author, Sasha Guillaume, Owner of AFC Urgent Care Bronx Webster Ave

Sasha is a native to Port Chester, NY and studied Syracuse University School of Architecture, where he earned his Bachelor’s of Science and a minor in Marketing. Sasha has worked as an architect and project manager for smaller firms, and has worked to grow his mother’s local business before transitioning into his new career of managing AFC Urgent Care Bronx Webster Ave. Sasha on the Board of Directors for the Westchester Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless. He was also recognized and named to the 2012 Class of 40-Under-40 by the Westchester Business Council. Sasha strives to deliver the best medical care and looks forward to helping his Bronx community grow.