Jenelle Evans Shouldn’t Smoke if She Wants to Beat Bronchitis

Emily Abbate Health Check

Jenelle EvansBy now it's clear that Jenelle Evans isn't exactly the best decision maker. I mean, come on, I don't know what's worse -- her getting mixed up in those drugs or being involved with husband and poor decision-maker extraordinaire Courtland Rogers. Either way, the Teen Mom star has another bad call to add to her record: Smoking. Yeah yeah, we've known the girl to smoke for a while now. She tells her Twitter followers that she "only" smokes one to three cigarettes a day. But hello, Jenelle Evans was just diagnosed bronchitis.

Smoking AND bronchitis? Even the poorest of decision makers know that these two things don't go well together. Seems to me like Ms. Evans needs a little lesson on how to get better, appropriately. Here, let me help. Check out these 6 dos and don'ts to beating bronchitis quickly:

DO

1. Get some rest: The cause of bronchitis is usually a virus, which means that antibiotics will not help. However, rest will. Squeezing in more down time and some extra zzz's will help your body defeat the sickness.

2. Avoid cough suppressants if possible: Yeah it can be a hassle, but coughing is the body's way of getting rid of excess mucus. However, if it keeps you from sleeping or truly causes you pain, caving into cough medicine is fine but only if your doctor prescribes it.

3. Eat right: With your body already stressed out from the sickness, the last thing it needs is "bad" foods that are high in fat and calories. Eat a healthier diet and avoid putting more strain on your heart.

4. Drink lots of fluids: Just like any other day, you need extra fluids to help clean your body out. Upping your water intake helps flush the toxins from your system.

DON'T

1. Drink alcohol: When you're intoxicated, your urges to cough and sneeze are lessened. The problem? Because of your sickness, you NEED to get the excess mucus out. Not to mention, alcohol causes your body to lose necessary fluids. NOT a good thing when you're trying to flush out mucus.

2. Smoke or surround yourself with aerosol products: You need to avoid chemicals, fumes, and dust -- period. All of these things will irritate the lungs.

Have you ever had bronchitis? If so, how long did it take you to get rid of it?


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