Bronchitis is another disease in which constant coughing is one of the primary symptoms. This disease is primarily caused by an inflammation of the mucus membrane in the bronchial tubes of the lungs. Because the bronchial tubes are inflamed, excess quantities of mucus are produced in the form of phlegm. The phlegm is then expelled from the body by constant coughing. In most cases, phlegm tends to be semi fluid in its composition and somewhat sticky.
Bronchitis primarily tends to develop in adults who smoke or use other forms of tobacco products. However, a person's living environment, their use of other prescription drugs, and hereditary factors can also lower the resistance of one's bronchial tubes, allowing them to become infected more easily. Sudden changes in the weather of one's region can also encourage a quick onset of the disease.
The first and foremost course of treatment for bronchitis, whether it is chronic or otherwise, is for an individual to quit smoking. Then, there are several different home remedies that a person can follow to encourage their body to heal from the effects of the disease. One form of natural bronchitis treatment is the use of turmeric. Half a teaspoon of the powder should be mixed with half a glass of milk and consumed two or three times a day. It acts most effectively when a person's stomach is empty. Although it might sound unusual, spinach has been shown to have some healing properties when it comes to bronchitis. Fifty grams of fresh spinach leaves should be mixed with a small amount of ammonium chloride, a teaspoon of honey, and 250 milligrams of water. The mixture acts as a powerful expectorant.
Similarly, poultices have been used for centuries to treat those with respiratory ailments. A hot poultice of linseed oil can be applied to an individual's chest and back once a day to reduce the frequency of their constant coughing. The poultice is created from equal mixtures of linseed oil and hot water. The mushy mass is then applied directly to the skin. Turpentine may also be added if a person so wishes. Before engaging in any of these home treatments for constant coughing and bronchitis, he or she should consult their primary care physician. The constant coughing that is caused by chronic bronchitis can have harmful long term effects on a person's lungs over time, and it should be treated promptly and correctly.