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Health Tip: Easing the Discomfort of Bronchitis

Take steps to help ease coughing

(HealthDay News) -- Bronchitis is an inflammation of tissue that lines the bronchial tubes in the lungs. If you're stricken, there are things you can do to be more comfortable and help ease coughing.

The Mayo Clinic suggests:

  • Avoid things that irritate your lungs, including smoking. If you'll be around strong fumes or irritants, wear a mask to protect your lungs.
  • Run a humidifier to help your cough and thin mucus. Keep the machine clean, following the manufacturer's instructions.
  • If colder air bothers your cough, wear a face mask when you head outdoors.

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