Articles by Ann Marie Hart, PhD, FNP

Treatment strategies for cough illnesses in adults

Hart, Ann Marie

Nurse Practitioner. 34(11):26-33, November 2009.

Acute bronchitis, or chest cold, is characterized by self-limited inflammation of the bronchi. Clinically, acute bronchitis presents with a cough and occasionally wheezing. The patient may also present with other respiratory symptoms such as rhinitis or pharyngitis; however, cough is always the predominant symptom.