Think I have bronchitis

@seabeauty (1481)
United States
February 27, 2009 10:17am CST
Or maybe just congestion. I have a sore throat, ear pain, chest congestion that when I cough it burns, chills and aches and pains. The mucus is clear however I have a history of getting bronchitis after getting a cold. I don't like taking antibiotics. I was wondering if taking garlic pills might help? Garlic has anti bacterial properties. Maybe it would prevent the bronchitis I am thinking.
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@Canellita (12061)
• United States
8 Mar 09
Garlic can help if the source of your bronchitis is actually an imbalance that has caused yeast to build up in the body. Check your tongue for thrush (white or gray in color) if it's present take garlic with acidophilus. If your bronchitis is not due to yeast in the body then take a goldenseal Echinacea supplement that also has velerian. Valerian is amazing at arresting bronchial spamsms. My neighbor is Native American and a doctor (western medicine) he told me that any kind of hot tea will help the bronchitis symptpms. I find peppermint to be especially helpful with everything from colds to stomach complaints.
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• United States
27 Feb 09
I understand the urge to save money by not going to the doctor, but there ae times when you just have to go. I think that this may be one of them. You could have something else or you could be right but why take the chance?
@seabeauty (1481)
• United States
27 Feb 09
I get medicaid so money is not an issue. I just don't like having to take antibiotics. I used to take garlic pills years ago. Didn't feel any different but I heard they are good for you. Thanks for responding :).
@shaggin (22769)
• United States
28 Sep 11
My kids and I came down with a cold two weeks ago. After a week my sons went away but my daughters and mine did not. My daughter was holding her chest when she coughed the last few days. In the mornings I cough and flem blocks my airway and I have such a hard time inhaling that it makes me feel like I'm going to pass out. Its scary. So I gave in yesterday and we went to the doctor. My daughter has a sinus infection and I have bronchitis. We are both taking keflex now for ten days.
• Serbia
23 Jan 11
Read this information and take care http://www.bronchitissymptomsonline.com/