Bronchitis Treatment for Patients in Mamaroneck, NY
Are you experiencing coughing, shortness of breath, chest discomfort, and fatigue? Have you been producing an abnormally large amount of mucus? If so, you might have bronchitis, a condition that occurs when the lining of the bronchial tubes becomes inflamed. Fortunately, if you’re in Mamaroneck, New York, you can rely on PhysicianOne Urgent Care for walk-in treatment.
What Causes Bronchitis?
There are two types of bronchitis, each of which has a different cause:
- Acute bronchitis, which typically resolves within a week to 10 days, is usually caused by a viral infection.
- Chronic bronchitis, which causes a productive cough lasting at least three months, most often results from smoking cigarettes.
How to Treat Bronchitis
In many cases, bronchitis symptoms will improve on their own, although some instances can lead to pneumonia. You should seek professional treatment if you’re experiencing any of the following:
- Symptoms lasting three weeks or longer
- A fever over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
- Shortness of breath
- Bloody or discolored mucus
- Symptoms that prevent you from sleeping
You should also consult with a trained medical provider if you have asthma or another condition that could potentially result in complications. Bronchitis treatment will vary from one patient to another, but often includes a prescription for an inhaler or a cough suppressant.
Get the Care You Need
If you suspect that you have bronchitis, you’re in luck—PhysicianOne Urgent Care offers bronchitis treatment on a walk-in basis, so you won’t need to wait for an appointment with your primary care provider. Our Mamaroneck urgent care center is open 365 days per year with extended hours—including weekends and holidays—and you’ll find us at 1030 West Boston Post Road. To minimize your wait, you can check in online ahead of time (although appointments are never required). Or, schedule a Virtual Visit to consult with a provider from the comfort of your own home.