Bronchitis - Preventing bronchitis
NHS Choices Medical Reference
The following advice may help prevent bronchitis.
- Stop smoking. Tobacco smoke can make a current infection worse and makes you much more likely to develop chronic bronchitis.
- Maintain good hygiene. Bronchitis is usually caused by a virus, which spreads through either direct contact or through coughing and sneezing. Washing your hands often and using disposable tissues can help prevent the spread of infection.
- Protect yourself at work. If you work with substances that can irritate your lungs, always wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth.