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Often the same viruses that give you a cold or flu can also cause Bronchitis. Bacteria can also be to blame. As your body fights off the germs, your bronchial tubes swell and make more mucus. This makes it harder to breathe. Those with weaker immune systems are more prone to developing bronchitis – like older adults, those with ongoing illnesses and young children. Symptoms usually include a cough and other breathing problems such as chest congestion and wheezing. You will probably also feel ‘wiped out,’ feverish and you may have a sore throat. If you are diagnosed with bacterial bronchitis, your videoDoc doctor may prescribe antibiotics or an inhaler to open up the airways if you are wheezing or have a history of asthma.