Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Bronchiolitis Prevention

Prevention of bronchiolitis includes:

  • Avoid close contact with those who have upper respiratory infections.
  • Avoid exposure to secondary smoke.
  • Do not share nose droppers or nasal sprays, these can transmit the virus.
  • Wash your hands before touching infants.

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Last Updated: Dec 2, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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