5 Tips to Help Prevent Lung Infections

Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) patients are susceptible to lung infections which can often lead to hospitalization. According to the American Lung Association, there are several things you can do to help prevent lung infections.

Practice Good Hygiene
Regularly washing hands with soap and water — particularly before eating and after touching communal surfaces — will help cut down the number of germs you come in contact with. Carry an alcohol-based hand cleanser around with you for when you can’t use soap and water.

MORE: While there is currently no known cure for IPF, there are treatments available to help ease the symptoms.

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