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Ease Your Bronchitis and Pneumonia Symptoms at Tri-County Health and Wellness Center

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Are you feeling under the weather? Do you have nagging chest congestion that won’t go away? If so, you may have bronchitis or pneumonia. Breathing can be a real challenge when you have either of these. Tr-County Health and Wellness Center is here to help.

 

But have you ever been confused about the differences between these two? With similar symptoms, it can be hard to tell them apart! Both can be treated with antibiotics and other treatments, but getting the proper diagnosis and treatment from a qualified medical professional is essential!

 

Fortunately, at Tri-County Health and Wellness Center, we’re here to help sort out these two illnesses and provide the most up-to-date treatments to make breathing easier.

 

Let’s explore some of our bronchitis or pneumonia treatments so you can get back on your feet quickly!        

What Is Bronchitis?

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the airways that lead to your lungs. It typically occurs when a virus or bacteria irritates the lining of your bronchi.

Symptoms

  • chest pain

  • coughing up mucus

  • fatigue

  • shortness of breath

 

It can either be acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term).

Acute bronchitis usually goes away after two weeks but may take up to three months if a bacterial infection causes it. Chronic bronchitis lasts at least three months per year for two consecutive years, usually caused by smoking cigarettes or long-term exposure to air pollution or chemical fumes. 

What Is Pneumonia?

Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs. It’s caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, or even inhaling harmful chemicals.

Symptoms

  • chest pain when breathing or coughing

  • fever

  • chills

  • coughing up greenish-yellow mucus from your lungs (sometimes with blood)

  • fatigue

  • nausea/vomiting/diarrhea

  • difficulty breathing/shortness of breath

  • headache/body aches/muscle pains

  • sweating/clammy skin.

 

Severe cases may require hospitalization with IV antibiotics; milder cases can often be treated with oral antibiotics at home.

Our Treatment Options

Once our physicians determine the severity of your condition, they will discuss possible treatment options with you. Depending on your diagnosis, these treatments could include:

  • antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs (to reduce swelling in the lungs)

  • cough suppressants (to help control coughing fits)

  • decongestants (to help clear mucus from airways)

  • or even oxygen therapy (if needed)

 

All these treatments are designed to reduce symptoms associated with bronchitis/pneumonia.

Follow Up Care

Once we have determined the best course of action for treating your illness and prescribed any necessary medications, we recommend you follow up with us regularly until all symptoms have been eliminated. We want to ensure that whatever underlying cause was responsible for your condition is being addressed properly so that it does not lead to further complications.

 

During follow-up visits, we will assess any changes in your condition since your last visit and make any necessary adjustments to ensure optimal health moving forward.

Why Come To Us?

At Tri-County Health and Wellness Center, we understand how hard it can be to shake off an illness like bronchitis or pneumonia. That’s why our expert physicians are equipped with the latest diagnostic technology to diagnose your condition accurately.

 

From there, they will develop an individualized treatment plan tailored specifically for you. Our doctors specialize in acute and chronic bronchial infections, so our team has seen it all before, no matter what stage of illness you’re in. We always strive to ensure that you receive comprehensive care while feeling comfortable during your treatment process.

 

So, whether it's bronchitis or pneumonia that has got you feeling down this season – don't worry! The professionals here at Tri-County Health and Wellness Center can help adequately diagnose what's causing your symptoms so you can get back on your feet in no time!

 

Contact us today for more information on our urgent care services!

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