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Symptoms of bronchitis include a cough (which may have clear, white, yellow or green mucus), shortness of breath and a high temperature.

You can ease the symptoms of bronchitis with rest, painkillers, and by drinking plenty of fluids. Try to stay at home to avoid spreading it.

Bronchitis usually gets better on its own without treatment in around 3 weeks. You may need antibiotics if you have a bacterial infection.

Bronchitis is inflammation of the airways in the lungs, usually caused by an infection.

Page last reviewed: 19/12/2022
Next review due: 19/12/2025