Bronchitis, an inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes, can be acute or chronic. Acute bronchitis, also called a chest cold, usually improves within a week to 10 days, and often develops from a cold or other respiratory infection. Chronic bronchitis, a more serious condition, is a constant irritation or inflammation of the bronchial tube lining and is often tied to smoking. Chronic bronchitis is one of the conditions included in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
The Springfield Urgent Care team can help you address bronchitis and other illnesses and find a path to speedier recovery.
We treat patients of all ages, from infants to seniors, and we’re open during extended hours at all of our urgent care locations.