Chronic Bronchitis Treatment

Treatment for chronic bronchitis is aimed at treating the symptoms. It may include:

  • Quitting smoking
  • Avoiding secondhand smoke and other lung irritants
  • Taking oral medicines to open airways and help clear away mucus
  • Taking inhaled medicines, such as bronchodilators and steroids
  • Getting oxygen from portable containers
  • Having lung reduction surgery to take out damaged areas of the lung
  • Getting a lung transplant (in rare cases)
  • Humidifying the air
  • Getting pulmonary rehab to help you learn how to live with your breathing problems and stay active

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