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A 30-year-old member asked:

How can i help prevent bronchitis?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Acute of chronic?: Acute bronchitis is usually due to either a bacterial or viral infection. To prevent it, avoidance of infected people when possible as well as frequent hand washing is needed. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is typically due to smoking so avoidance of smoking and smoking cessation is needed to prevent it.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Are there any foods that can help prevent bronchitis?

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Dr. Andrew Carroll
Dr. Andrew Carrollanswered
Family Medicine 25 years experience
No: This is a qualified "no". If there is a food trigger causing the bronchitis (for example, a respiratory allergy), then avoiding the food will resolve the bronchitis. But there is no foods that would prevent bronchitis. Avoid smoking and second hand contact, eat healthy, exercise. The normal stuff.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How do you prevent bronchitis?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 17 years experience
Don't smoke: Not smoking and avoiding smokers/ smoke filled rooms is the single best way to reduce risk, followed by hand washing, annual inflenza vaccination, good oral hygiene, and eating well.

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