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What is a home treatment for a teenager with bronchiolitis?

What is a home treatment for a teenager with bronchiolitis?

Bronchiolitis: is generally considered an illness of very small children. Do you perhaps mean bronchitis? Treatment is supportive (pain control, rest, increased fluids, mucolytics such as guaifenesin) with or without oral antibiotics and bronchodilators (Rx medications). ...Read more

Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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Bronchiolitis (Definition)

A very common childhood illness caused by a viral infection. Results in increased secretions, cough, wheeze and sometimes shortness of breath. There is often confusion between this and asthma (there is probably some overlap in the diagnoses). Clearing secretions from the nose in very young children makes a big difference. It does not respond to antibiotics. Sometimes ...Read more


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My baby has a terrible cold/bronchiolitis. What is the best treatment for this?

My baby has a terrible cold/bronchiolitis. What is the best treatment for this?

Have baby checked: If infant needs extra oxygen or has developed dehydration due to poor oral intake. Over-the-counter cold remedies are not effective and sometimes prove harmful. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for bronchiolitis?

What is the treatment for bronchiolitis?

May be hospitalized: Babies with bronchiolitis (lung infection with lots of mucous, coughing, wheezing), especially ones under 6 months, may have to be hospitalized. Children coughing a lot or wheezing need to see a doctor. Those with mild bronchiolitis are carefully watched at home. Those who are breathing too fast, working hard to breathe, looking tired, having trouble eating, or need extra oxygen are hospitalized. ...Read more

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Are there treatment guidelines for bronchiolitis?

Are there treatment guidelines for bronchiolitis?

Yes: There are official treatment guidelines published for bronchiolitis for example from the american academy of pediatrics. You may be able to view these if you go to their website and look for treatment guidelines. ...Read more

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4 months old w/symptoms similar of those of a cold or bronchiolitis. Air travel scheduled 2 months ago. Neb treatment for cough spasms. Travel ok?

4 months old w/symptoms similar of those of a cold or bronchiolitis. Air travel scheduled 2 months ago. Neb treatment for cough spasms. Travel ok?

Ask your infant's: doctor. They can answer this more appropriately based on their exam of him/her and the specific treatment. It also depends on how long the flight is. You may not be able to give him a neb treatment on the plane. Please give a call to the pediatrician before you go. ...Read more

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Bronchiolitis in 15 month old and low oxygen saturation after several days of treatment. Causes?

Bronchiolitis in 15 month old and low oxygen saturation after several days of treatment. Causes?

Bronchiolitis: Bronchiolitis is caused by viruses. The most common virus causing severe disease is the RSV or respiratory syncyitial virus. Since your baby continues to show poor oxygenation, especially if the wheezing is severe and he is having difficult breathing, your baby may need to be admitted to the hospital for more intense treatment. Please talk to your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

No!: Galactosemia cannot be cured. But, you can take steps to prevent or minimize galactosemia symptoms and complications. The treatment is the strict avoidance of all sources of galactose. The most common source is lactose, which is the milk sugar that breaks down to galactose and glucose. Avoid: milk or milk by-products, fermented soy products, legumes, organ meats, & hydrolyzed protein. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments for reflux?

Are there alternative treatments for reflux?

GERD treatments: Lifestyle changes such as avoiding trigger foods, caffeine, chocolate, tomato sauces. Weight loss. Tilting beds up with blocks underneath, avoiding tight clothes, etc. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

Orchitis: This is usually a significant infection requiring antibiotics. Failure to treat can result in testicular abscess or loss of the testis. Be sure of the diagnosis and see a physician. ...Read more

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