Bronchitis occurs when the bronchial tubes in your lungs get inflamed. Mucus is also formed on the lining of the tubes, which worsens your coughs. There are two different types of bronchitis: acute bronchitis and chronic bronchitis.

Acute bronchitis is short-term and usually comes after a cold. In contrast, if you have a cough and breathing problems that have been going on for months or years, it might be chronic bronchitis.

While acute bronchitis can go away after a few days with enough rest, sometimes medication is required. It’s important that you seek professional treatment as soon as you show symptoms in order to minimize complications.

AFC Urgent Care Beverly offers bronchitis treatment 7 days a week. Our providers are well-trained to diagnose accurately and administer a treatment plan appropriately. Feel free to call us at 978.922.2171 during extended hours.