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Acute bronchial infection is an infection of the airways that can cause inflammation and narrowing of the airways. Symptoms of acute bronchial infection include coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, and difficulty breathing. The most common cause of acute bronchial infection is a virus, such as the common cold or influenza. Bacterial infections, such as pneumonia, can also cause acute bronchial infection. Treatment for acute bronchial infection typically includes rest, fluids, and over-the-counter medications to reduce symptoms. In some cases, antibiotics may be prescribed to treat a bacterial infection.
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