Bronchitis causes inflammation of the bronchial tubes, which carry air to the lungs. This and the excess mucus produced cause a cough and make it harder to breathe.

Signs and Symptoms of Bronchitis – mucousy cough – wheezing – low fever and chills – chest tightening – sore throat – body aches – breathlessness – headaches – stuffy nose and sinuses

Conventional treatment for bronchitis may include bronchodilators, OTC pain relievers, and cough medicines, which all have side effects.

Remove Irritants If bronchitis is brought on by cigarette smoke or other environmental irritants, the first thing to do would be to remove those irritants.

Healthy Diet It’s always a good idea to eat healthy food, but during an illness it’s especially important. Since bronchitis is often preceded by a cold or flu, boosting the body’s ability to fight illness is important.

Stay Hydrated Hydration is incredibly important for optimal health but is especially crucial during illness. If fighting a fever too, the body needs even more water than usual to avoid dehydration.

Humidifier A humidifier in the bedroom at night or throughout the house in the day can make a huge difference in breathing. Moist air soothes and relaxes the bronchial tubes making breathing easier.

Honey Honey is one of my favorite home remedies since it’s powerful and yummy — even kids love it. It soothes irritated mucous membranes and is effective against upper respiratory infection in children.