8 Bronchitis Symptoms

5 Cough

As the bronchi reacts to allergen, it secretes significant amount of mucus in an attempt to “wash away” the cause (virus, bacteria, allergen, or any other), which results in a large amount of mucus accumulated in the airways.

The cough reflex helps to “clean up” the lungs, but with bronchitis it can be so severe that it interferes with the patient’s quality of life. In the beginning, it is a nonproductive cough (it does not produce sputum). Later on (sometimes a week or two after all other symptoms subside), it turns into a productive cough.

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Dr Aleksandar Grbović is a medical doctor from the Belgrade University, Faculty of Medicine. He is passionate about promoting medicine by bridging the gap between the patient’s and doctor’s point of view. Currently working in the biggest Occupational Medicine Institute in Serbia and attending the Radiology residency program.

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