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Bronchitis (cont.)

Bronchitis Prevention

  • Stop smoking.
  • The dangers of secondhand smoke are well documented. Children should never be exposed to secondhand smoke.
  • Avoid exposure to irritants. Proper protection in the workplace is vital to preventing exposure.
  • Avoiding long exposure to air pollution from heavy traffic may help prevent bronchitis.
  • Stay away from others you know have a cold or the flu.
  • Wash the hands frequently to prevent the spread of infection.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/3/2014

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