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The scientific name for this disease is Laryngitis and the common name is basically bronchitis.
There are two types of bronchitis’s, acute and the chronic. So in this wiki, I am going to talk about the most common bronchitis disease: acute bronchitis.

Acute bronchitis is most often created or caused by viruses which causes infection to the bronchi and ending up increasing the size of the mucus.

There are many symptoms to bronchitis, like for example: Cough, Runny Noses, Sore - Throat, Low Fever, etc.

Acute Bronchitis is most often developed during a course in the upper respiratory infection.

Only 5 - 10 percent are created by bacterial infections and in most cases they just simply resolve in a matter of 2 to 3 weeks.

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1, There are viruses ending up in the throat. So that will infect the epithelium of the bronchi.

2, After infecting the bronchi, it increases the size of the mucus which makes you cough and have runny noses.


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1, In the air : Someone near you who have bronchitis could be transmitted to you in the air that you breathe in together.

2, Sharing Food : You could easily pick up germs by standing food with a friend who has bronchitis from food or basic utensils.

3, Sharing Water : You could also be getting bronchitis by drinking a person's water bottle if the owner has bronchitis.

4, Direct Contact : By shaking the hand of someone who is ill only if the person constantly coughs and covers it will that hand.

5, Cigarettes, Smoke : Occasionally, Bronchitis could be developed from smoking an excessive amount of cigars, dust, etc.


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Cures to Acute Bronchitis
  • The main way to cure acute bronchitis is to decrease the inflammation
  • Albuterol inhalation could help and widen the bronchial tubes
  • Some short term steroid therapy will help minimize the inflammation in the bronchial tubes
  • Drinking plenty of water and fluids will keep the patient hydrated which leads secretions in the bronchial tubes more watery and easier to get rid of
  • However, most types of acute bronchitis is caused by viruses and bacteria’s so no antibodies is required

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Websites:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acute_bronchitis
http://www.emedicinehealth.com/bronchitis/article_em.htm
http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/common/infections/common/mulitsource/677.html
http://www.bronchitisanswers.com/
http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/facts/acutebronchitis.htm

Books:
Eddy, Y. (2004). Bronchitis. New York: Butterworth
Frank, J. (2006). All on Acute and Chronic Bronchitis. Gr. Britain: Longman
Clay, B. (2009). Bronchitis and Cures. San Fransico: Hyperion