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Can acute bronchitis be prevented?

Many cases of acute bronchitis are caused by the flu. Getting an annual flu vaccination can you reduce your risk of developing acute bronchitis. If you have a history of lung problems then immunization against pneumococcal pneumonia may also be helpful. Other things you can do to reduce your chances of getting acute bronchitis include: washing your hands often; avoiding and quitting smoking, and; avoiding inhaling substances that irritate the lungs, such as dust, fumes and air pollution.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Pneumonia


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