People suffering from bronchitis, need to consume at least 250 ml of fluid every 1-2 hours. This helps the body to better tolerate the disease. You need to drink only plain water or any other low-calorie liquids such as juice or water diluted with lemon juice and honey. Any consumable liquid should be warm, this helps to avoid complications in the throat and pain when coughing. Bronchitis is in any case can not drink alcohol and drinks containing caffeine. They lead to dehydration.
If the doctor has limited your fluid intake because of the possibility of any complications, follow its recommendations.
Try to take sleep more time. You need to sleep at least 8 hours during the day. Sleep is a very important element in the maintenance of the immune system. Without sleep the body will find it difficult to cope with a viral infection.
Try to minimize their physical activity. Limit to the minimum necessary movement and not overexert yourself. Excessive movement provokes attacks of severe coughing and reduces the efficiency of the fight against the disease.
Sometimes cough with bronchitis does not allow a person to relax and not allow him to sleep. In this case, lie down on your stomach and just relax.
If you are indoors, try to maintain a humidity is normal, this is especially important at night. To maintain moisture use special humidifiers. Warm and moist air helps to get rid of mucus in the respiratory tract, which in turn relieves cough and breathing. Regularly clean the housing of the humidifier, follow this instruction. Cleaning of the water container allows to avoid the appearance in it of fungi and bacteria that can spread around the room and complicate your illness.
Another way to get some moist and warm air is to take a hot shower for 30-40 minutes.
Protect your breath
Disease and are caused by the cough could get worse, if you do not protect your breath from the cold air and different contaminants. Do not smoke or are in the company of Smoking people. Cigarette smoke negatively affects the condition of the lungs and contributes to complications with bronchitis. If you do chores (e.g., use of household cleaners) be sure to wear a mask. In the cold season, cover your mouth and nose with a mask or scarf that will help warm the air before it gets into your Airways.
In extreme cases, when the cough is unbearable, you need to be treated with drugs. Drink cough syrup, it reduces mucus and facilitates coughing. Expectorants will help to recover from a continuously produced mucus. Different essential oils help to deal with both acute and chronic bronchitis.
If after long self-treatment, the illness persists or there are new symptoms (for example, prolonged treatment with antibiotics can cause urticaria), and also in chronic bronchitis sure to contact your doctor.