How can you prevent bronchiectasis?

How can you prevent bronchiectasis?

There is no way to prevent congenital bronchiectasis (the kind you are born with). However, there are ways to help you avoid developing the lung damage that leads to bronchiectasis.

  • Make sure you vaccinate your children against diseases such as measles and whooping cough.
  • If you or your child develop any kind of lung infection, get medical treatment.
  • Be aware of the risks of breathing in any object. If your child or any adult breathes in an object, get immediate medical help.
  • Stay away from airborne substances that can hurt your lungs like smoke, fumes and gases.