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How Can I Avoid Spreading Bronchitis
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
Wash hands...: Assuming you are asking about acute bronchitis, this is an infection of the airways so the best defense is very frequent hand washing to avoid they transfer of bacteria or virus from your hands to your airways. Avoidance of others who are ill is also a good strategy as these infections are air bourne. To prevent chronic bronchitis, avoid smoking and if you currently smoke, quit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What foods should I avoid since I have bronchitis? I know i shouldn't eat diary products but is there anything else I should avoid?
Bronchitis 4xn the last 4 months.
Only had it rarely in the past. What can cause you to keep getting bronchitis?Can I do anything to help avoid this?
Unclear: More information is needed : which particular antibiotics were prescribed, any radiologic imaging, other medicines used to help with these symptoms, history of allergic reaction, history of bronchospasm. It is best that you undergo a doctor evaluation as soon as possible. Take good care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid its causes: Almost all chronic bronchitis in western society is caused by smoking. Other causes include long term use of wood stoves without proper ventilation (quite common in the developing world), pollution in urban centers, and certain agricultural dust exposures. By far, the largest slice of the pie is from cigarette use. This is the thing over which you have the most control. Just. Don't. Smoke. ...Read more
Not specificly: When I have a kid with a respiratory illness, i see no benefit in changing their feeding choices. I am thrilled when they will keep up with their fluid & energy needs. Sometimes lighter feeds will digest easier like fruits/vegies/pasta but most kids can handle their milk ok. The idea out there that it makes them more congested is, i think , silly. ...Read more
Ever since i had my first bout of bronchitis/laryngitis 3 yrs ago, everytime i get sick, i get laryngitis. Is there any possible way to avoid this?
NOT REALLY: Good hand hygiene and keeping your hands off your face helps decrease your risks though. ...Read more
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