Bronchiolitis in adults symptoms - Doctor answers

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Does bronchiolitis usually cause many symptoms?

Does bronchiolitis usually cause many symptoms?

Cough and wheeze: Yes, bronchiolitis is typically an inflammation of the very small airways or bronchiole tubes in infants and is typically caused by a virus, often times the RSV virus. Symtoms include cough, wheezing, congestion, runny nose, fever, and other symptoms seen with viral illnesses. Very young, premature babies can be particularly affected by bronchiolitis. ...Read more

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Bronchiolitis (Definition)

A very common childhood illness caused by a viral infection which results in increased secretions, cough, wheeze and ...Read more


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What are the most common symptoms of bronchiolitis?

Cough, fever: Bronchiolitis is common in infants and children, and is caused by viruses like respiratory syncitial virus (rsv). It causes a cough, runny nose, and fever. While this is generally not serious in children, some infants experience extreme difficulty breathing and may require breathing treatments and monitoring within the hospital. See your doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Can you catch bronchiolitis more than once? Is there anything that can be done early when symptoms first show to try to stop it?

Can you catch bronchiolitis more than once? Is there anything that can be done early when symptoms first show to try to stop it?

Yes: I assume since you use the term "bronchiolitis" that you are speaking of your baby. Unfortunately, the answer to your first question is yes, babies can catch a new virus again that will cause bronchiolitis. If one is prone to the wheezing that goes along with viruses, then there is not much you can do once the virus has started to hasten the episode. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Is bronchiolitis curable in adults and is it lifethreatening?

Yes, no: In adults, bronchiolitis usually is a mild disease. Goes away on its own and rarely threatens an adult's life. In the elderly and those who may be immunocompromised it may pose more serious threats. ...Read more

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Is bronchiolitis contagious to both children and adults?

Is bronchiolitis contagious to both children and adults?

Bronchiolitis: Bronchiolitis is usually a disease of children less than 18 months. If adults get the bronchiolitis virus it is often a simple cold. If there is wheezing on older children and adults, particularly if reoccurring it is likely asthma. ...Read more

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What bronchiolitis symptoms do babies and toddlers have?

What bronchiolitis symptoms do babies and toddlers have?

Common cold: Early symptoms include runny nose, stuffiness, mild cough and sneezing. A few days later, more serious symptoms develop such as fever, trouble breathing, wheezing, irritability and flaring of the nostrils. ...Read more

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Is bronchiolitis more dangerous for infants than adults?

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Definitely yes: Smaller calibered lower airway (bronchioles) and poor handling of respiratory secretions in infants make bronchiolitis problematic to them. ...Read more

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I had bronchiolitis when I was a young child, is there a chance of it coming back when you are an adult?

I had bronchiolitis when I was a young child, is there a chance of it coming back when you are an adult?

No: Bronchiolitis is normally seen in childhood. There are some small studies that suggest that a child with RSV bronchiolitis maybe at risk to develop asthma. ...Read more

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My 3 month old has had pneumonia and bronchiolitis all in past month. She cont to have upper resp symptoms and low grade temps. What else could it be?

My 3 month old has had pneumonia and bronchiolitis all in past month. She cont to have upper resp symptoms and low grade temps. What else could it be?

See below: Bronchiolitis and pneumonia can go together and symptoms can persist for weeks but should be slowly improving. If she is worsening or the fevers are increasing then she needs to be seen by the pediatrician as another process could be occurring. She should also be seen if symptoms persist into weeks 3&4 to ensure she is moving in the right direction. ...Read more

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What bronchiolitis symptoms should I watch out for that warrant a hospital visit?

What bronchiolitis symptoms should I watch out for that warrant a hospital visit?

Difficulty breathing: Bronchiolitis tends to be more severe in children under 1 year of age, babies born early, or children with underlying medical problems. One worrisome sign is retractions, when a baby is breathing so hard that s/he is pulling at her/his skin and you can see the ribs as s/he breathes.

Any hard, fast breathing, flaring of the nostrils, or high fever over 3 days should also be checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia severe?

Yes: This is a very severe lung disease and is very debilitating and many times ultimately fatal. ...Read more

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My 9 month old daughter is having difficulty breathing. Showing mild bronchiolitis symptoms. Can I care for her at home, or should I take her to A&E?

Bronchiolitis: Consult a doctor if your baby appears to become worse. In particular:If your baby does not feed or drink well.
If the number of breaths each minute increases.
If your baby is struggling to breathe.
If your baby loses a good pink colour and becomes pale or blue. ...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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My child has bronchiolitis, the symptoms are becoming smaller but always starts, with a throat infec?

My child has bronchiolitis, the symptoms are becoming smaller but always starts, with a throat infec?

Colds lead to coughs: In a young child who has had an episode of bronchiolitis (usually from RSV virus infection), future colds can more easily cause coughing and wheezing, until he is a couple of years older. This is because the first episode of bronchiolitis made his lungs become very sensitive to future infections. The next nose or throat infection triggers wheezing and coughing in the sensitive lungs. ...Read more

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What is bronchiolitis?

Lung infection: Bronchiolitis is an infection of the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs (bronchioles). The small airways become inflamed, swollen and filled with mucus. This can lead to breathing difficulty. It is caused by viruses such as RSV and influenza. It is more common in children under age 2 and peaks at 3-6 months of age. ...Read more

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What is bronchiolitis?

Infant infection: Bronchiolitis is a condition of the lungs in infants. It is caused by a viral illness, RSV as an example, that causes inflammation (swelling) in the lung tissues. A baby often has a runny nose and cough, with a faster breathing rate. Time is usually the cure but some episodes can worsen, requiring medication and occasional hospitalization. ...Read more

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What causes bronchiolitis?

What causes bronchiolitis?

Lots of things: Could be rsv, hmpv, adenovirus, flu, paraflu, rhinovirus etc.

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How is bronchiolitis treated?

Virus: Supportive care. Some need oxygen. Iv hydration is necessary for some patients. If wheezing improves with albuterol or xopenex (levalbuterol) then I will continue using that also. ...Read more

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What does having bronchiolitis mean?

Lower resp Infection: Bronchiolitis is an infection of the small breathing tubes (bronchioles) of the lungs. It's usually caused by a virus. The infection can cause swelling in those small airways, extra fluid production, and therefore making it hard for your baby to breath sometimes. It usually start with some mild cough and congestion that progressively worsens and can lead to fast breathing. ...Read more

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What are the tests for bronchiolitis?

What are the tests for bronchiolitis?

Rsv test: There is a nose swab test for RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) and other similar viruses. However the doctor doesn't have to do any tests. They can make the diagnosis by the symptoms and by examining the baby. ...Read more