Bronchitis is often characterized by the infection, inflammation, or swelling of the bronchi lining or the airways in your lungs. The bronchial tubes transport oxygen in and out of your lungs. General symptoms include wheezing, coughing up sputum, chest discomfort and shortness of breath. Acute bronchitis is a regular type that is often triggered by viral infections, like flu or cold Chronic Bronchitis, on the other hand, is an infection that is chronic, and serious, and it often results from nonstop inflammation or irritation of your bronchial tubes. It is suggested that you opt for a nursing diagnosis for bronchitis if you have chronic bronchitis to help avoid any threats to your general health.
For acute or chronic bronchitis, symptoms and signs might often include the following;
You may experience signs such as body aches or headaches if you have acute bronchitis. In general, the symptoms will improve within 7 days, but, if you have a severe cough that goes on for quite some weeks, then it might be a sign of chronic bronchitis. It is often characterized by a cough that tends to last for 3months at least and keeps returning with a bout for quite a long time.
For people who have chronic bronchitis, there might be phases of calm and no signs followed by phases when cough or any other symptoms turn worse. There might be a likelihood of having an infection and even acute bronchitis too, over the existing chronic bronchitis. So, it is better to opt for nursing management of bronchitis.
Frequent damage and irritation to your lung tissue and airways are what causes chronic bronchitis in the first place.
Other common causes of chronic bronchitis include smoking, continuous exposure to fumes, air pollution, dust in the environment and frequent acute bronchitis episodes.
Here are some of the risk factors.
Here is a list of things that should be carried out by a nursing aide for nursing management of acute bronchitis.
Here is a list of things that a nursing assistant must perform when it comes to nursing management for chronic bronchitis.
In general, the doctor will suggest you take good rest and drink lots of fluids. A bout of bronchitis is self-resolving and might disappear on its own. Consuming fluids and allowing some rest for your body might allow the signs to go away faster.
A cough suppressant is suggested only if you are not able to pull up mucus. If you are able to get mucus out, it generally means that the airways are clearing on their own. The doctor might prescribe a pain reliever and inhaled medications or bronchodilators that aid in opening airways.
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