Causes inflammation of the bronchi.
It should, in most cases, a cold or the flu. Acute bronchitis usually follows a respiratory infection and initially affects the nose, sinuses and throat and then spreads to the lungs. Sometimes a person may acquire other bacterial infection (secondary) in the airways. This means that in addition to viruses, there are bacteria that infect the respiratory tract.
Children are at risk of acute bronchitis if you:
Babies and young children have higher risk of bronchitis for their development. If your parents smoke.
If you have heart disease or lung disease.
Chronic bronchitis in children
Chronic bronchitis is a long-term condition. People have a cough that produces excessive mucus. To make the diagnosis of chronic bronchitis is required to have a cough with mucus on most days of the month for at least 3 months.
Chronic bronchitis is also known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD for short. (Emphysema is another type of COPD) As the condition worsens, the person has increasing difficulty breathing, difficulty walking or exerting yourself physically, and may need supplemental oxygen on a regular basis.
Cigarette smoke, including long-term exposure to cigarette smoke is the main cause of chronic bronchitis. The severity of the disease often depends on how much you smoked or how long they have been exposed to smoke.
The following things can make bronchitis worse: Air pollution, certain occupations (like coal mining, textile production and grain handling), infections and allergies.
I usually do not require antibiotic treatment. To thin the mucus, the child should drink plenty of fluids. If the cough was dry, should be given a cough suppressant. On the contrary, if removed secretions while coughing, no drugs should be given to cut the cough. Help retain the mucus in the lungs, a situation that favors the infection.