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Describe acute bronchitis

Inflammation of the trachea and bronchi
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Haemophilus influenzae
Staphylococcus pyogenes

Cough that is productive becoming copious and purulent, breathlessness, wheezing, chest tightness, fever and leukocytosis; a persistent, single monophonic wheeze indicates obstruction of a bronchus by tumor


How does acute compare to chronic bronchitis?

Easiest to treat
Normally manifests with Hot Phlegm
Corresponds to Qi level (4 Levels) affecting LU
Treat symptoms like common cold/influenza


Describe chronic bronchitis

Repeated attacks of cough during winter, gradually increasing in frequency until the cough becomes almost constant; wheezing, chest tightness, mucous, breathlessness