Bronchitis can be acute, meaning it's caused by a virus or bacteria, or it can be caused by allergies. Acute bronchitis usually goes away after a few days or weeks. Allergic bronchitis is chronic, and may be caused by exposure to allergy triggers like tobacco smoke, pollution, or dust.
Also question is, how do you stop an allergy cough?
Try these five tips to manage your cough at home:
- Stay Hydrated. An upper respiratory tract infection like a cold or flu causes postnasal drip.
- Try Lozenges and Hot Drinks. Try a menthol cough drop, Yoder suggests.
- Take Steamy Showers, and Use a Humidifier.
- Remove Irritants From the Air.
- Take Medications to Treat Coughs.
Can allergies give you a chronic cough?
The most common causes of chronic cough are postnasal drainage, asthma and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or heartburn. Allergists have particular expertise in allergic rhinitis (or hay fever) and sinus infections, which may contribute to postnasal drainage, a common cause of chronic cough.
What helps bronchitis cough?
Most cases of acute bronchitis can be treated at home. Take over-the-counter pain relievers to reduce inflammation, ease pain, and lower your fever. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) also helps ease pain and lower your fever. Use cough medicine, if your child is age 6 or older.
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