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what can you do to treat bronchitis in infants?

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Dr. Hilary Petersel
17 years experience Pediatrics
Bronchitis: Bronchitis is a loose term thrown around to indicate chest infection. "Bronchitis" in children is a viral infection typically treated supportively. I believe you may mean bronchiolitis which indicates a viral infection in the small airways of the lungs. This can be observed with no medication, but may require nebulizer medications. If you need more info, please request virtual consult.
Answered on Apr 23, 2015

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