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Environmental control,hands hygiene, physical barriers and vaccination for common causes may reduce the risk of acute bronchitis acquiring.
- Cigarette smoking, fumes and aerosols can irritate the airways and aggravate symptoms.
- Hand hygiene is effective in reducing pathogen circulation.
- Physical controls, such as masks, gowns, gloves and eye wear, may reduce the rate of transmission.
- There is evidence to support that prescribing vitamin A may help to reduce the risk of lower respiratory tract infections in children.
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