Bronchitis Treatment at Urgent Care & Walk-In Clinic in Phoenixville, PA
What is Bronchitis?
Bronchitis is a respiratory disease in which the mucus membrane in the lungs' bronchial passages becomes inflamed and irritated. As the irritated membrane swells and grows thicker, it narrows or shuts off the tiny airways in the lungs, resulting in coughing spells that may be accompanied by phlegm, wheezing and/or breathlessness. Bronchitis has 2 variations: acute (lasting up to three weeks) and chronic (lasting at least 3 months of the year for two years in a row).
Bronchitis Symptoms often include:
- Hacking and persistent cough that lasts for 5 days or more
- Clear, yellow, white, or green phlegm
- Chest soreness
- Lack of energy
Bronchitis Treatment may include:
Although bronchitis is almost always caused by respiratory viruses and does not require antibiotics, the coughing and wheezing from bronchitis may be treated with a breathing treatment.
When Should I call a doctor?
If you feel you are suffering from Bronchitis-like symptoms, stop by today - no appointment necessary. AFC Urgent Care Phoenixville provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of Bronchitis. We offer extended hours seven days a week: Monday - Friday from 8 am until 8 pm and Saturday - Sunday from 8 am until 5 pm.