What starts out as a harmless cold can develop into a chronic infection if the disease is not treated in time.
It starts with a tingling sensation in the throat. Then coughs and runny nose follow – clearly, the wave of colds has reached us. As soon as sputum is added to the dry, irritating cough, the flu-like infection has developed into acute bronchitis. In the latter, the mucous membranes in the bronchi are inflamed. In 90 percent of cases, the disease is caused by viruses. They attack first through the nasopharynx and then migrate to the lungs.
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An acute infection usually heals by itself in four weeks. Resting, drinking a lot and expectorants relieve the symptoms. Here preparations with a special distillate made from essential oils from the pharmacy can bring relief. The healing oils are said to help loosen stubborn secretions.
Its color is an important indicator: In the event of a virus attack, the secretion is whitish to clear. To have If bacteria also crept in, it turns yellowish to greenish in color. Then you should see a doctor so that he can prescribe an antibiotic. However, this does not work if infected by viruses.
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