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What increases my risk for acute bronchitis besides smoking?
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Infection...
If you are exposed to a person with acute bronchitis, you could inhale their infection when they cough.
Avoiding people who are sick as much as possible will decrease your risk of acquiring the infection in this manner. Also, frequent hand washing will prevent transferring the bacteria or virus to your mucous membranes, another way of acquiring the infection.

In brief: Infection...
If you are exposed to a person with acute bronchitis, you could inhale their infection when they cough.
Avoiding people who are sick as much as possible will decrease your risk of acquiring the infection in this manner. Also, frequent hand washing will prevent transferring the bacteria or virus to your mucous membranes, another way of acquiring the infection.
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