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Bronchitis & Coughs
A cough can develop for several reasons and it may not stem from a lung infection or cold symptoms. In fact, even excessive saliva can make a person cough. However, the most common reason for a cough is a lung infection. Bronchitis develops when the lining of the bronchial tubes becomes inflamed and restricts air from traveling to the lungs. Depending on your condition, a person may experience a dry cough, which is a sign of environmental pollutants entering your lungs such as smoke or allergies, or a person may develop a wet cough, which is a result of a lung infection that produces mucus, causing a person to cough as a way of clearing the mucus. Bronchitis can develop from severe conditions and chronic cough conditions caused by an upper respiratory infection or pneumonia. At EZCare Clinic San Francisco, we evaluate your symptoms and provide a personalized treatment plan that may include over-the-counter antihistamines or prescription cough suppressants.
Patients with the following symptoms may be directed to another health care office:
- Severe shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Severe chest pain
- Swelling of the face and tongue
- Infection of MRSA within last 30 days
- Hospitalization in the last 30 days
- Children with difficulty swallowing and drooling
- Children with underlying heart or lung conditions
- Children with neurologic impairment
- Children with two or more episodes of croup who are less than 36 months old and have a history of intubation
To learn more about how we can help you with bronchitis and cough treatment, call EZCare Clinic in San Francisco at (415) 966-0848 to schedule an appointment today for a consultation.
What to expect at your visit:
- No appointment necessary. Walk-in patients accepted.
- Depending on your age, treatment EZCare Clinic may vary.
- Patients who experience severe shortness of breath or trouble breathing should visit the emergency room.
- Sign-in at the front desk and be sure to complete the necessary paperwork.
- Our doctors will review your medical history and talk about your allergy symptoms with you before conducting a physical examination.
- Following testing, we will recommend a personalized treatment plan to fit your lifestyle and allergy needs.
Once your visit is complete, you may pick up a full summary of your condition and prescription at the front desk.