How do I treat acute bronchitis at home?
Hello, I am 39 years old, male. I have had a fever, cold, and headache. I tested negative for COVID-19. It was viral. I have been suffering from acute bronchitis, my doctor mentioned. Yesterday I visited a pulmonologist but want to try some home remedies as well. Please suggest some effective remedies to treat acute bronchitis at home.
@ashvin Hello, Bronchitis is a common respiratory disease caused by viruses, bacteria, irritants like smoke, and other particles that aggravate the bronchial tubes. These are tubes that bring air from the nose and mouth to the lungs. Here are some effective remedies that you can try:-
- Ginger- You take ginger in various ways like tea, or you can chew it. Ginger has an anti-inflammatory effect against respiratory infection. You shouldn’t take it if you have diabetes, or has a serious health condition.
- Garlic- Garlic can be used as a natural remedy for bronchitis. garlic effectively inhibited the growth of infectious bronchitis virus.
- Steam- Steam helps break up mucus, so you can expel it more easily. The easiest way to use steam is in the bath or shower. Make your shower as hot as you can handle, step in, then breathe deeply through your mouth and nose. The hot water will also help relax muscles that may be tense from coughing.
- Saltwater- gargling salt water may help break up mucus and reduce pain in your throat.
If you think you aren’t recovering at a normal rate, visit your doctor. Thanks!