<![CDATA[ With school starting back and fall sporting events beginning in Cleveland, the last thing you need to worry about is a case of bronchitis. Therefore, the team at AFC Urgent Care Cleveland wants to help you recognize and treat the symptoms of bronchitis sooner rather than later.
What Is Bronchitis?Bronchitis is an inflammation of your bronchial tubes, which carry air to the lungs. There are two types of bronchitis—acute bronchitis and chronic bronchitis. It is important to seek help for your bronchitis symptoms so that you can prevent pneumonia from setting into your lungs.
Symptoms of Bronchitis
- Body aches
- Cough (dry or wet)
- Chest congestion
- Low fever
- Shortness of breath
- Stuffy nose
- Sore throat
How Do You Diagnose Bronchitis?When you come to AFC Urgent Care Cleveland for an examination, our physician will order blood tests, check your oxygen levels and might even give you a chest X-ray to check for pneumonia. Our goal is to help you feel better and find relief sooner rather than later.
Treatment for Bronchitis
- Drink lots of water.
- Get plenty of rest.
- If an antibiotic is prescribed, take as directed.
- Try OTC cough medications or pain relievers.
- Use a humidifier to add moisture to the air.