The symptoms of both acute and chronic bronchitis are enumerated below. For an individual who is said to be suffering from acute bronchitis the dead giveaway is usually as follows: the increased secretion of mucus in an attempt to clear the nasal passage, an increase in the amount of sputum in the nasal cavity. This is often seen with an increased feeling of a wet chest, for want of a better word.
The individual who is affected might possibly develop a cough. The cough in question is often classified as a wet cough. It is accompanied by mucus, and once again this represents the body's attempt to clear up the air ways. These are but some of the bodies mechanics used to clear the disequilibrium created by the condition. If these symptoms are backed with a feverish condition or general malaise in the body, then you can be guaranteed that you are dealing with a case of acute bronchitis.
For chronic bronchitis, the symptoms are usually as follows: Foremost is the presence of a cough that lasts for an extended period of time. Experts avow that if a cough lasts in excess of 2 months, then you have a potential chronic bronchitis sufferer. It is important to note that coughs will clear out by themselves. A cough that has a lifespan in excess of a week needs some intervention of one kind or another. What the article alludes to by the 2 months time line is a cough that despite several interventions is nonresponsive and lasts out this long. If this cough persists for up to 2 years, then you can be assured that the individual is suffering from chronic bronchitis. The other symptoms of chronic bronchitis are a wheeze, more so when an individual exerts themselves; and episodes where the sufferer actually runs short of breathe.