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My mom is having a disease called bronchitis , sometimes  she's having a lots of pain in her chest , how it would be cured doctor please suggest me ,
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Dr. Kaushik Saha Kolkata | Pulmonologist
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Chronic bronchitis or COPD is a chronic progressive disease. It needs regular treatment under a chest specialist. Therapy recommended for this are LABA+LAMA inhaler, pneumococcal and influenza vaccination, pulmonary exercises etc. Visit a chest specialist immediately.
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Dr. Hithysh BM Bangalore | General Physician
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Antibiotics. Bronchitis usually results from a viral infection, so antibiotics aren't effective. However, your doctor might prescribe an antibiotic if he or she suspects that you have a bacterial infection.
Cough medicine. It's best not to suppress a cough that brings up mucus, because coughing helps remove irritants from your lungs and air passages. If your cough keeps you from sleeping, you might try cough suppressants at bedtime.
Other medications. If you have allergies, asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), your doctor may recommend an inhaler and other medications to reduce inflammation and open narrowed passages in your lungs.

Therapies

If you have chronic bronchitis, you may benefit from pulmonary rehabilitation — a breathing exercise program in which a respiratory therapist teaches you how to breathe more easily and increase your ability to exercise.

Avoid lung irritants.Wear a mask when the air is polluted or if you're exposed to irritants, such as paint or household cleaners with strong fumes.
Use a humidifier. Warm, moist air helps relieve coughs and loosens mucus in your airways. But be sure to clean the humidifier according to the manufacturer's recommendations to avoid the growth of bacteria and fungi in the water container.
Consider a face mask outside. If cold air aggravates your cough and causes shortness of breath, put on a cold-air face mask before you go outside.
consult physician for further evaluation and treatment.

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