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Are there any foods that can help prevent bronchitis?

Are there any foods that can help prevent bronchitis?

Yes: Food can prevent bronchitis but only as it pertains to general health. Eating healthy will help to maintain the body's immune system. Things that can be done to directly prevent bronchitis include frequent hand washing. And covering your cough to to prevent spread of germs to others. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (airways that carry air from the trachea to the more distal parts of the lungs, or bronchioles). Bronchitis may be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can be acute or chronic. The latter is usually associated with smoking and may be part of COPD. Both acute and chronic bronchitis can lead to other serious conditions, including pneumonia with ...Read more


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How do you prevent bronchitis?

How do you prevent bronchitis?

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. ...Read more

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How can you prevent bronchitis?

How can you prevent bronchitis?

Acute? Chronic?: Acute bronchitis is caused by an infection of the airways. Preventive measures include avoiding people who have the infection as much as possible as well as frequent hand washing. Chronic bronchitis is typically caused by smoking so never smoking as well as smoking cessation is vital for prevention. ...Read more

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How can I help prevent bronchitis?

How can I help prevent  bronchitis?

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. ...Read more

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What are good ways to prevent bronchitis?

What are good ways to prevent bronchitis?

Acute or chronic?: Acute bronchitis is caused by an infection so stay away from anyone who is ill as much as possible and wash your hands often as the microorganisms causing the illness are often carried on your hands. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is usually caused by smoking so avoid smoking to prevent this disease, including quitting if you are smoking. ...Read more

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Can bronchitis be prevented from happening?

Can bronchitis be prevented from happening?

Depends...: Acute bronchitis is caused by an infection of the airways and it usually can be prevented only by avoiding people with the infection, which is extremely difficult to do. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, can largely be prevented by not smoking. ...Read more

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I have recurring bouts of acute bronchitis. How can I prevent the next bout?

Recurrent bronchitis: Recurrent episodes of bronchitis can be decreased through allergen recognition and avoidance as well as smoking cessation (if this is a factor). Avoid exposure to those sick, wash your hands often. In addition to antihistamines, there are medicines to reduce inflammation - these will require a physician visit. ...Read more

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Why are my children getting bronchitis so often? How do I prevent this?

Why are my children getting bronchitis so often? How do I prevent this?

? asthma: Either they have an immature immune system or undiagnosed asthma(most likely). Thus the " bronchitis" might be viral infections triggering asthma episodes that are not being diagnosed. See a pediatrician or a pediatric pulmologist. ...Read more

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Why are my children getting bronchitis so often? What can I do to prevent this?

Why are my children getting bronchitis so often? What can I do to prevent this?

Consider: Are your children exposed to second hand tobacco smoke, wood burning fire place or air pollution? Could there be allergy triggers in your home? Discuss with your pediatrician whether your children may have asthma or allergies. More about asthma: http://www.Lung.Org/lung-disease/asthma/resources/facts-and-figures/asthma-children-fact-sheet.Html. ...Read more