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.
Overview on Bronchitis
Did you know that nearly 5 percent of all U.S adults report having a cause of acute bronchitis? The Mayo Clinic explains that common seasonal illnesses like influenza are primarily responsible for millions of bronchitis cases each year. The good news for patients though is that AFC Urgent Care Swampscott is able to provide immediate bronchitis treatment via our urgent care center and walk-in clinic!
Bronchitis is an infectious disease that infects a patient’s lungs and causes a variety of respiratory symptoms such as congestion, mucus, and primarily cough. While most patients can wait to get bronchitis treatment ASAP, it helps to visit an urgent care provider in order to get symptom treatment fast.
If you have any additional questions about bronchitis treatment, seasonal illness care, or other medical needs, please call us directly at 978.922.2171! You can also visit us directly at our clinic, which is conveniently located at 450 Paradise Rd in Swampscott, MA!
Bronchitis symptoms treatable at urgent care
Bronchitis is a medical condition that traditionally results in frequent cough with patients that have acute cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In rare cases, bronchitis may result in a chronic case that exacerbates complex healthcare conditions like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD). However, the majority of bronchitis cases in the U.S are acute, which result of the following types of diseases:
- Common cold
- Influenza (the flu)
- Upper Respiratory Infections
- Viral Infections
AFC Urgent Care Beverly can treat patients with have bronchitis symptoms and complications that last longer than 3-5 days. Patients can simply visit our clinic whenever they have time to get treatment for the following bronchitis symptoms:
- Coughing with or without mucus
- Soreness in the chest
- Feeling tired (fatigue)
- Mild headache
- Mild body aches
- Sore throat
Symptoms that continue to linger past a few days require medical attention from an urgent care provider. If you have a significant build up of mucus, consistent difficulty breathing, or heightened fever then make sure you visit the AFC Beverly provider team right away!