[dropcap]O[/dropcap]ur respiratory tract consists of nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, bronchioles and lungs. Bronchi are also known as bronchial tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs. Bronchitis refers to the inflammation of the lining of the bronchi. It is divided into two forms; acute bronchitis and chronic bronchitis. Acute bronchitis tends to last from one to three weeks. Chronic bronchitis is clinically defined as a productive cough (produces phlegm or mucus ) lasting for at least three months a year, for two consecutive years. Homeopathic medicine for bronchitis helps provide relief from the symptoms and also helps treat the condition – both chronic and acute.
Causes and Symptoms of Bronchitis
In a majority of the cases, the cause of acute bronchitis is a viral infection. The most common causes of chronic bronchitis include cigarette smoking, air pollution, industrial pollutants, and occupational hazards in industries like coal mining and textile manufacturing. Acute bronchitis is usually caused by viruses like adenovirus, influenza A and B, and rhinovirus.
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he symptoms of bronchitis include a cough, mucus expectoration (ejecting phlegm), discomfort in the chest, a sore throat, shortness of breath, stuffy or a runny nose, body ache, tightness in the chest, and wheezing, along with fever. Symptoms of allergic bronchitis are also similar to these.
Why Treat Bronchitis with Homeopathy?
Homeopathic treatment for bronchitis works for acute as well as chronic bronchitis. Homeopathic medicines for bronchitis help in providing symptomatic relief and reduce the inflammation in the bronchi. These are the best medicines for bronchitis cough that boost the immune system to help fight the disease in a natural, effective way.
Homeopathic Medicines for Bronchitis
Antimonium Tart – Homeopathic Medicine for Bronchitis with Mucus
Antimonium Tart is a homeopathic medicine used to treat bronchitis where there is an excessive rattling of mucus in the chest. Bronchial tubes get overloaded with mucus. There is an expulsion of copious, thick, white phlegm that is released with difficulty. Drowsiness and a burning sensation in the chest may also be present. There may be rapid and short breathing. The cough tends to get better by lying on the right side.
Arsenic Album – Homeopathic Medicine for Bronchitis with Wheezing
Arsenic Album is a homeopathic medicine used to treat bronchitis when there is wheezing in the chest, along with shortness of breath. There may be a cough with frothy sputum, and expulsion of yellow-green phlegm. Coughing may get worse after midnight and may get worse by lying on the back. This is also an important homeopathic medicine for Asthma
Bryonia Alba – Homeopathic Medicine for Bronchitis with Dry, Hacking Cough
Bryonia Alba is a homeopathic medicine for chest congestion and cough that is used to treat bronchitis. This medicine is used to treat cases where there is a dry and hacking cough present. The cough tends to get worse at night, and the person may need to sit up for relief. Difficulty in breathing with every motion or change of position may occur. A desire to take in deep breaths and the presence of rust-colored sputa is also present.
Phosphorus – Homeopathic Medicine for Bronchitis with Oppressive Pain
Phosphorus is a homeopathic medicine to treat bronchitis when there is an oppressive, weight-like sensation in the chest. Tightness in the chest may also be present along with a racking, dry, hard, tight cough. Exposure to cold air and lying on the left side may worsen the cough. In some cases, frothy, salty or sweetish phlegm may be present.
Stannum Met – Homeopathic Medicine for Bronchitis with Green Phlegm
Stannum Met is a homeopathic medicine used to treat bronchitis when there is copious greenish phlegm being coughed up by the affected person. A feeling of weakness in the chest along with shortness of breath that gets worse upon any physical effort is also present.
Spongia Tosta – Homeopathic Medicine for Bronchitis with Dry Cough
Spongia Tosta is a homeopathic medicine used to treat bronchitis when there is an extremely dry cough. The air passages also feel dry. Drinking warm drinks helps bring relief while talking worsens the condition.[dropcap][/dropcap]