Coronaviruses can infect the respiratory tract of mammals and cause coronavirus bronchitis or sore throat coronavirus. The effect of this infection on the human body is similar to the common cold. The main distinguishing feature of this disease is a fleeting and dry cough. The coronavirus pandemic is now spreading almost all over the world. Scientists still do not know exactly how coronavirus is treated.
How do coronavirus and bronchitis progress?
Covid-19 enters the body by drip (through saliva or coughing). The infection can spread through the lining of the nose or mouth. The eyes are also the body’s gateway for viruses. Therefore, you need to pay attention not to rub them with your hands.
The onset of the disease is accompanied by a burning sensation and pain in the back of the throat. Viruses attack more cells and multiply in them. The virus then destroys these cells from the inside. The body tries to get rid of the infection and prompts us to dry coughs. The transition from moderate to severe infection occurs extremely quickly. Patients develop symptoms similar to pneumonia and symptoms change. This disease is characterized by high fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Coronavirus infection treatment is carried out symptomatically and only under medical supervision.
Bronchitis is a rather dangerous disease of the lower respiratory tract. The chest infection symptoms are similar to those of a cold, but coughing is very annoying. The main indicator of acute bronchitis is a severe cough. White phlegm is produced when coughing. You should see your doctor if your cough and fever persist for more than seven days. You can easily confuse the symptoms of coronavirus and the common cold. If the temperature stays at around 39°C for more than two days, then you should inform the doctor about it by phone.
Acute bronchitis is viral. Rhinoviruses are the most active causative agent of this disease. Bacteria are another major cause of disease. The disease strikes in the autumn-winter period. The infection is transmitted by airborne droplets through sneezing or coughing. Patients with acute bronchitis may require antibiotic treatment.
Acute bronchitis like symptoms:
- persistent cough (first dry, then moist with light discharge);
- general malaise;
Bronchitis usually lasts about ten days and only requires symptomatic treatment if there are no complications. The coronavirus is characterized by a dry cough while acute bronchitis has a sputum discharge. You should measure your body temperature for three days. The doctor should be aware of the symptoms and temperature indicators before a visit.
It is worth considering the presence of this form of the disease if a severe cough comes back several times a year. We are dealing with a chronic form of the disease, if the cough with discharge is repeated daily or periodically. Coughing fits are often accompanied by shortness of breath and occur in the morning.
Bronchitis often leads to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is common among adults.
Prerequisites for the development of the chronic form of the disease:
- occupational exposure to dust and chemicals;
- air pollution;
- common respiratory infections in childhood;
- genetic tendencies.
Treating chronic bronchitis is cumbersome, expensive, and often lifelong. Chronic bronchitis does not lead to increased body temperature (above 38°). You should tell your doctor about your symptoms if shortness of breath, body aches, or muscle pain is present.
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