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GP Home Doctor Service for Bronchitis in Costa del Sol


GP Home Doctor Service for Bronchitis in Costa del Sol

While most people who develop bronchitis can recover at home without medical attention, there are other times where someone may need to get checked by a doctor. Here are some of the instances when you’ll need to seriously consider calling our GP Home Doctor Service for bronchitis in Costa del Sol.

 

 

What is Bronchitis?


Bronchitis is usually caused by an infection that irritates the airways and inflames them. This causes the airways to produce a lot more mucus than they usually do. A patient’s body will attempt to get rid of the mucus by coughing.

This unpleasant condition can last up to 3 weeks. Children are most likely to suffer from Bronchitis, however, it can affect anyone of any age.

The Symptoms of Bronchitis

Some of the symptoms of bronchitis include:

 

  • Headaches
  • Tiredness
  • Aches and pains
  • Sore throat
  • Tiredness

 

 

These symptoms are very similar to those that a patient may have when they’re suffering from sinusitis or a cold. Some patients might also find that their chest becomes sore due to frequent coughing. Others might start to wheeze or suffer from shortness of breath.

 

Signs it's time to get immediate medical attention

You should call our GP Home Doctor Service for bronchitis in Costa del Sol if you have a severe cough or it has lasted for more than 3 weeks. You should also contact us if:

 

  • Your high temperature lasts for more than 3 days
  • The mucus you cough up contains blood
  • You’re having difficulty breathing
  • You have had frequent episodes of bronchitis
  • You have heart failure, asthma, or emphysema
  • A doctor will try to determine whether you have pneumonia as it has similar symptoms to bronchitis.

 

How to Treat Bronchitis

You can treat bronchitis by:

  • Getting a lot of rest
  • Drinking a lot of fluid
  • Refraining from smoking
  • Getting regular exercise
  • Having a healthy diet

 

 

Treating bronchitis usually involves prescribing steroids or bronchodilators which open the airways up. You might also be prescribed mucolytic medication which makes your mucus thin and easier for you to cough up.

 

If you or someone you know has some of the symptoms described don't hesitate to call our GP Home Doctor Service for bronchitis in Costa del Sol.