A cold or the flu runs its course in a couple weeks, if you’re lucky. After that, you’re back to normal. But sometimes you may get bronchitis, too.
That’s when your bronchial tubes, which carry air to your lungs, get infected and swollen. You end up with a nagging cough and a lot more mucus.
You can get bronchitis in other ways, too, and there are actually two types of it:
Acute bronchitis: This is the more common one. Symptoms last for a few weeks, but it doesn’t usually cause any...