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Acute bronchitis home remedies
Home remedies may help reduce acute bronchitis symptoms. For example, staying
well hydrated by drinking fluids, breathing humidified air, and avoiding dairy
products as well as may keep secretions thin and more easily removed. Alcohol
caffeine should be avoided as they can interact with some of the ingredients
of OTC cold preparations. Over-the-counter cough suppressants and cough drops
can help reduce coughing symptoms and NSAID's and/or
(Tyelnol and others) may reduce
discomfort (aspirin, especially in children and young adults is not
recommended due to the risk of
Reye's syndrome). However, before trying these at home, read the labels to be
sure they are safe for you to use.
In addition, avoiding air pollution by
staying indoors, by avoiding tobacco smoke and other environmental bronchial
irritants may reduce symptoms. If symptoms worsen, see your doctor. For
children under age 2 (and some doctors recommend under age 6), the doctor should
be consulted before OTC medicines are used.