Wheezing refers to the high-pitched sound produced by air passing through the bronchial tubes’ tiny passages.
Other symptoms may include:
- Sputum (mucus) production
- Chest pain and discomfort
- Sore throat
- Bluish change in the color of fingernails, lips, and skin (due to lower oxygen levels)
Allergic Bronchitis All You Need To Know: Causes
A chronic type such as allergic bronchitis is not caused by any viral or bacterial infection. Cigarette smoking, according to specialists, is the leading cause of chronic bronchitis. The work environment, as well as air pollution, may also bring several effects to your lungs.
Allergic Bronchitis All You Need To Know: Treatment
Management and treatment will always depend on the severity of the disease and its underlying inflammation. For most chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), there are several drugs in which your doctor may recommend:
Doctors prescribe antibiotics to help treat the infections that cause coughs, breathlessness, and even the production of mucus.
Corticosteroids (or commonly known as steroids) and other anti-inflammatory medicines are often used to reduce swelling and mucus production. However, it may cause a variety of adverse effects, including but not limited to feet and hand swelling, mood swings, weight gain, insomnia. It may also lead to more serious complications such as diabetes, increased infection risk, osteoporosis, and cataracts.