ALLERGIC BRONCHITIS

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Hahnemann Ki Aawaz Posted on 21 – 11 – 2014

Dr.Sandeep Puri

Bronchitis is an inflammation or swelling of the bronchial tubes (bronchi), the air passages between the nose and the lungs. Bronchitis is more specifically when the lining of the bronchial tubes becomes inflamed or infected. People with bronchitis breathe less air and oxygen into their lungs; they also have heavy mucus or phlegm forming in their airways.

Bronchitis may be acute or chronic:

ACUTE BRONCHITIS

Acute bronchitis is a shorter illness that commonly follows a cold or viral infection, such as the flu. It consists of a cough with mucus, chest discomfort or soreness, fever and sometimes shortness of breath. Acute bronchitis usually lasts a few days or weeks.

CHRONIC BRONCHITIS

Chronic bronchitis is a serious, ongoing illness characterized by a persistent, mucus-producing cough that lasts longer than three months. People with chronic bronchitis have varying degrees of breathing difficulties and symptoms may get better and worse during different parts of the year. If chronic bronchitis occurs with emphysema, it may become chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

WHAT CAUSES BRONCHITIS

Bronchitis is caused by the inflammation of the bronchial tubes, by viruses, bacteria and other irritant particles.Bronchitis is usually caused by viral infection.

ACUTE BRONCHITIS

Acute bronchitis is normally caused by viruses, and usually those that cause colds and flu. Bacteria and exposure to substances that irritate the lungs – tobacco smoke, dust, fumes, vapors and air pollution can also cause it.

CHRONIC BRONCHITIS

Chronic bronchitis is caused by the repeated irritation and damage of the lung and airway tissue. Smoking most commonly causes it, but can also be caused by long-term exposure to air pollution, dust and fumes from the environment, as well as repeated episodes of acute bronchitis.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF BRONCHITIS

Signs and symptoms for both acute and chronic bronchitis include:Bronchitis is characterized by persistent coughing.

▪     Persistent cough, which may produce mucus

▪     Wheezing

▪     Low fever and chills

▪     Chest tightening

▪     Sore throat

▪     Body aches.malaise

▪     Breathlessness

▪     Headaches

▪     obstruction of nose and sinuses.

One of the main symptoms of acute bronchitis is a cough that lasts for several weeks. It can sometimes continue for several months if the bronchial tubes take a long time to heal completely.

It is common for the symptoms of chronic bronchitis to get worse two or more times every year, and they are often worse during the winter months.

However, a cough that refuses to go away could also be a sign of another illness such as asthma or pneumonia.

DIAGNOSIS OF BRONCHITIS

Chest X-ray, pulmonary lung function test or blood tests.

DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

1:- COPD,

2:- BONCHIAL ASTHMA,

3:- BRONCHIECTASIS

4:- CYSTIC FIBROSIS

5:- BRONCHOPULMONARY ASPERGILLOSIS AND CENTRAL AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION

COMPLICATION

1:- ACUTE BRONCHITIS

2:- PNEUMONIA

3:- PULMONARY EMBOLIZATION

4:- LEFT VENTRICULAR FAILURE

HOMOEOPATHIC TREATEMENT

Some of the important homeopathic medicine of bronchitis are as under :- These medicines are to be taken under the super vision of qualified homeopathic physician

1:-Eriodictyon {yebra santa}

Respiratory:-whezzing ,asthma ,with coryza and mucus secretions, dull pain in right lung, burning in faces, chronic bronchitis,

bronchial tuberculosis with profuse, easily raised bronchial secretion, giving relief.

2:-Gelsemium {yellow jasmine}

Respiratory:-Slowness of breathing with great prostration. oppression about chest. dry cough with sore chest and fluent coryza.

spasm of the glottis. aphonia, acute bronchitis, respiration quickend, spasmodic affections of lungs and diaphargm.

3:-Grindelia {rosin wood}

Respiratory:-An efficacious remedy for wheezing and oppression in bronchitis patients.the sibilant rales are disseminated with

foamy mucus, very difficult to detach. Acts on the pulmonary circulation. Asthma with profuse tenacious expectoration, which

relieves.

Stops breathing when falling asleep; wakes with a start and gasps for breath. Must sit up to breathe cannot breathe when lying

down. Pertussis with profuse mucus (coccus) bronchorroea, with tough, whitish mucous expectoration. sibilant rales.weak heart

and respiration cannot breathe lying down. cheyne-stokes respiration.

4:-Ipecacuanha:-{ipecac -root}

Respiratory:-Dyspnoea; constant constriction in chest. asthma yearly attacks of difficult shortness of breathing, continued

sneezing ;coryza; wheezing cough. cough incessant and violent, with every breath. chest seems full of phlegm, but does not

yield to coughing, bubbling rales, suffocative cough, child becomes stiff, and blue in the face. whopping cough, with nose bleed

and from mouth bleeding from lungs with nausea, feeling of constrication, rattling cough, croup haemoptysis from slightest

exertion [millef] hoarseness, especially at end of cold. complete aphonia.

5:- Tuberculinum:-{A node from tubercular abscess}

Respiratory:- Enlarged tonsils, hard, dry cough during sleep. expectoration thick, easy, profuse bronchorrhoea. shortness of

breath. sensation of suffocation, even with plenty of fresh air. longs for cold air. broncho-pneumonia in children. hard, hacking

cough, profuse sweating and loss of weight, rales all over chest. deposits begins in apex of lung (repeated doses)

6:- Zincum metallicum:-{zinc}

Respiratory:-Burning pressure beneath sternum constriction and cutting in chest. hoarseness. debilitating, spasmodic cough,

worse eating sweet things. child grasps genital during cough. asthmatic bronchitis, with constriction of chest. dyspnoea better

as soon as expectoration appears.

 

7:- Natrum arsenicum:-{arsenate of sodium}

Respiratory:-Racking cough with profuse greenish expectoration oppression of chest and about heart, and also larynx. miner’s

asthma. lungs feels as though smoke had been inhaled.

8:-Terbinthinia:-{turpentine}

Respiratory:-Difficult breathing, lungs feel distended, haemoptysis, bloody expectoration.

DR SANDEEP PURI

M.D.(HOM)

PROFESSOR

DEPARTMENT OF MATERIA MEDICA

HMCH -SECTOR-26 CHANDIGARH

 

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