Bronchitis

  • Alternative Names

    Inflammation - bronchi; Acute bronchitis


    Prevention
    • DO NOT smoke.
    • Get a yearly flu vaccine and a pneumococcal vaccine as directed by your doctor.
    • Reduce your exposure to air pollution.
    • Wash your hands (and your children's hands) frequently to avoid spreading viruses and other infections.

    References

    Braman SS. Diagnosis and management of cough: ACCP Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines. Chest. 2006;129:1S-23S.

    Gwaltney JM. Acute bronchitis. In: Mandell GL, Bennett JE, Dolin R, eds. Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. 6th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2005:chap 58.