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Mucus in your Cough? Do you have bronchitis?

Many times, people visit Downers Grove Immediate Care when they are suffering from a cold or cough. We are after all the best urgent care and immediate care serving Downers Grove, Westmont, Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills.

It's tough to figure out what the cause of a cough can be. Did you pick something up when you were shopping at Aldi in Westmont? One of the potential causes for a cough is bronchitis. If you have bronchitis or suspect you may have bronchitis in Downers Grove, Westmont, Hinsdale or Clarendon Hills, you should make an appointment at Immediate Care by Curewell on the corner of Ogden Ave and Fairview Ave in Downers Grove (

More on bronchitis below:

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes, which are the airways that carry air to and from the lungs. It is usually caused by a viral infection, although it can also be caused by exposure to irritants such as tobacco smoke or air pollution.

There are two main types of bronchitis: acute and chronic. Acute bronchitis is a short-term condition that usually goes away on its own within a few weeks. Chronic bronchitis is a long-term condition that requires ongoing treatment.

To avoid bronchitis, it is important to take steps to prevent the spread of infections, such as washing your hands frequently and covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Avoiding tobacco smoke and other air pollutants can also help to prevent bronchitis. If you have chronic bronchitis, it is important to follow your treatment plan and take all of your medications as prescribed to help manage the condition.

The most common symptoms for bronchitis are:

  1. Cough: A persistent cough that produces mucus (phlegm) is a common symptom of bronchitis. The cough may be dry or wet, and it may be accompanied by chest pain or discomfort.

  2. Shortness of breath: Bronchitis can cause difficulty breathing, especially during physical activity or when you are lying down.

  3. Fatigue: Bronchitis can cause fatigue and a general feeling of being unwell.

  4. Fever: Some people with bronchitis may have a fever, although this is more common in cases of acute bronchitis.

  5. Chest pain: Bronchitis can cause chest pain or discomfort, especially when you cough or take deep breaths.

  6. Sore throat: A sore throat is another com

mon symptom of bronchitis.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and suspect that you may have bronchitis, it is important to see a doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment. Bronchitis can sometimes lead to more serious complications, such as pneumonia, if left untreated.

As always, Immediate Care by Curewell is a proud partner of CareVan Health. If you suspect that you may have bronchitis and don't want to come to the clinic, one of CareVan's friendly team members can go to you and help determine the best treatment options.

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