Sounds like bronchitis
Fri Oct 6, 2017 1:48am

Inflammation of the airways causes them to narrow and secrete thick mucus, or phlegm, which clogs the small airways, causing the characteristic cough of bronchitis, wheezing, and shortness of breath. The cough may produce sputum, which is phlegm coughed up from the lungs.

For either acute bronchitis or chronic bronchitis, signs and symptoms may include:

•Production of mucus (sputum), which can be clear, white, yellowish-gray or green in color — rarely, it may be streaked with blood.
•Shortness of breath.
•Slight fever and chills.
•Chest discomfort.

How long does bronchitis last in adults?

Acute bronchitis often develops three to four days after a cold or the flu. It may start with a dry cough, then after a few days the coughing spells may bring up mucus. Most people get over an acute bout of bronchitis in two to three weeks, although the cough can sometimes hang on for four weeks or more.

Acute bronchitis treatment:

•Drink fluids, but avoid caffeine and alcohol.
•Get plenty of rest.
•Take over-the-counter pain relievers to reduce inflammation, ease pain, and lower your fever. ...
•Use cough medicine, if your child is age 6 or older.
•Increase the humidity in your home or use a humidifier.

Chesty cough

A chesty cough is caused by excessive mucus in the chest, produced to help clear the airways. The body’s natural response is to cough up the mucus and expel it from the body.

A heavy and tight chest, a rattling feeling within the chest, coughing up sticky mucus, and excess mucus in the airways.

If the cough is causing irritation, an expectorant cough mixture can be used to help loosen the phlegm and make it easier to cough up. ((My suggestions: Tussin, Robitussin, Mucinex = best***)

Obviously, if the mucus is green or distinctly yellow, you have an infection. Warm, salty water can be forced into the sinuses to treat an infection, but it's quite unpleasant and takes far longer than a script for antibiotics. Warm, salty gargles REALLY help any kind of upper or lower respiratory infection, so do it several times a day. Drink as much water and chicken broth as you can stand, use Vicks Vapo Rub, and get some kind of expectorant. If you don't get any better, GO TO THE DOCTOR. Don't be foolish.

  • Very short sore throatPikes, Thu Oct 5 11:03pm
    My throat was only sore for little more than a day, with a couple very intense hours, with a cough so bad I nearly puked. Since then, its the rattling when I breathe, and I'm a little tired and... more
    • Get some Mucinex!wondering, Fri Oct 6 5:37am
      You might live through it this time, but next time go to a walk-in clinic and get some antibiotics to go along with the Mucinex. Do not wait for it to get better. Trust me. I've been there.
    • Sounds like bronchitis — Sia☺giah, Fri Oct 6 1:48am
      • Many GarciasPikes, Fri Oct 6 2:00am
        I won't be foolish about this. I can be foolish, and fool like. But I didn't feel like this was that visit from Brunnhilde. Feeling crappy is one thing. Dying is another. The low notes still feel... more
        • Just watch for pneumonia or pleurisySia☺giah, Sat Oct 7 12:28am
          Pneumonia can set in overnight and you'll be in deep sneaks then with higher costs than just a quick doctor visit. If you've gone over to bronchitis, and get that often, just call your GP and ask for ... more