How do you know if you have viral bronchitis? Only a doctor can diagnose it for sure, but you will have certain symptoms and signs of it. You may have a cough, runny nose, thickened mucous, fever and sore throat. Your cough will be down in your chest and sound really bad, and you will probably be very fatigued. You may be more susceptible to this if you have recently had the flu.
There are a number of herbal teas that serve as a bronchitis cure. If you have a dry hacking cough you can use a mixture of wild cherry bark and marshmallow root. Use one teaspoon of each herb in two cups of hot water and let steep for ten minutes. If you don't have a tea-ball for the herbs you can put them right in the water and then filter them out with a sieve. Drink a cup three or four times a day to help with the cough and your immune system.
Those suffering from acute bronchitis should drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration and to loosen up the secretions clogging their lungs, making them easier to expectorate. Placing a warm, but not damp, towel against one's chest also helps loosen the phlegm, and placing a warm towel around the neck can provide some comfort for the sore throat that often accompanies acute bronchitis. Drinking warm tea with honey can also help.
There are some herbal remedies that can be used, to treat your bronchitis. Use eucalyptus, bay or garlic leaves in hot water. Boil some water, drop one or all the leaves I named (to speed up the healing process) in the boiling water, let the leaves get tender and allow water to steam up, pour it in a bowl, position a towel directly over your head and the bowl to inhale the vapors. The vapors you will be inhaling will soothed your persisting cough. You can also use the remainder of the liquid to make an herbal tea.
Chemicals used in the workplace are another bronchitis cause. If the patient must stay at a given job, a medical professional can prescribe medication to help him control the symptoms. Finding a job where the irritant is not encountered will also improve the condition, although changing careers is seldom a practical solution.
Bronovil is an herbal remedy which is effective in treating acute bronchitis. It prevents viruses and bacteria from sticking to the cells on the walls of the lungs, which helps break up mucus and prevents the virus from penetrating the cell walls, causing infection. It is derived from a plant called Pelargonium, which is a natural immune system booster. Taking Bronovil will stimulate your body's own natural defenses, boost your immune system, prevent future infections, and alleviate inflammation and the pain and fatigue that accompany it.