I've Inflamed Bronchial Tubes. Kindly Suggest Some Home Remedies?

Inflammation of bronchial tubes is called bronchitis. Bronchitis is of two types, acute bronchitis and chronic bronchitis.

Acute Bronchitis

Acute bronchitis is the condition where the air passage to the lungs gets inflamed due to an infection. Thick mucus forms on the inside walls of the trachea, further obstructing air flow. Acute bronchitis is usually caused due to an infection. The most common infection is by the same virus that causes the common cold. Only in very rare cases is acute bronchitis caused due to bacterial infection. Acute bronchitis can also be triggered due to airborne irritants such as pollution, pollen, smoke, etc.

Treatment of Acute Bronchitis

Generally, the infection does not last more than 4 to 5 days, although the cough can last from a few weeks to a month. No treatment is necessary, and the infection goes away on its own. Antibiotics are definitely not recommended because they do not work against viruses.

Common home remedies such as steam inhalation to relieve the discomfort and soothe the air passages will help relieve the symptoms.

Over-the-counter medication, nasal sprays, decongestants, and over-the-counter pain relievers may relieve some of the symptoms, although they do nothing to reduce either the severity or the duration of the infection.

Drinking plenty of fluids and using a humidifier is a very good home remedy.

Chronic Bronchitis

Chronic bronchitis is a condition where the air passageways are blocked all the time, resulting in difficulty in breathing. This is a serious condition and is defined as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD. COPD is usually caused due to smoking, although it can also be caused due to other reasons such as breathing highly polluted air, frequent infections, and exposure to toxic substances such as silica and cadmium.

COPD is a condition where chronic infection or irritation of the air passageway results in permanent scar tissue forming. This constricts the air passageways, resulting in COPD.

There is no cure for COPD, and the only treatment is to prevent further damage. The only way to do this is to remove the causative agent. Quitting smoking if that is the cause or breathing cleaner air if it is air borne pollutants that cause COPD is the only option.

COPD is a very serious condition because if allowed to progress, it can result in almost complete closure of the air passages resulting in death. People who have severe COPD may have to be administered oxygen externally.


  1. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/brnchi/
  2. http://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/antibiotic-use/uri/bronchitis.html
  3. http://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/antibiotic-use/symptom-relief.html

answered by K C

Treatment for inflamed bronchial tubes-

  • Take a deep breathing round every morning before sunrise for 20 minutes.
  • Avoid all cold foods, junk foods, synthetic drinks and oily stuff.
  • Take (suck and chew) a homeopathic remedy called spongia 30, 5 pills 3 times a day i.e. every 8 hourly. Do not take any water or food over these pills for 1 hour.
  • After 1 week of the above homeopathic remedy take 1 powder dose of another remedy i.e. Sulphur 200.
  • Then stop all medicines and wait for another 10 days. Then after 10 days if still cough is present take another single powder dose of Sulph 200. Follow up with Drosera 30, 5 pills once at bed time daily for 10 days.

answered by D M K

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