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How Do Babies Get Bronchilitis
Virus spreads easily: Bronchiolitis is caused by several viruses. These viruses are easily spread from person to person. A mild cold in an older child or adult can cause more severe inflammation in the lower airways (lungs) of infants, leading to wheezing, trouble breathing, trouble feeding, and other symptoms of bronchiolitis. Prevention includes staying away from sick people and washing hands well! ...Read more
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
How long is viral bronchiolitis contagious? I have a 5.5 month-old who was hospitalized for it and i want to know when he can be around other babies.
My baby is 40weeks -8 (32) he's a cdh baby and has bronchiolitis his respiratory is 56 and HR 147 But no temperature. should I get him seen?
Follow up: Babies with congenital diaphragmatic hernias often have a higher resting respiratory rate. If he is wheezing, coughing or not feeding as well, I would suggest taking him to the ED or urgent care. He is also a former premature infant and the airways are smaller than full term infants his age. Some infants respond to albuterol. A virtual appt follow up is available: healthtap/DosanjhMD, code NCYHPZ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: Bronchiolitis for a 7-month old baby is generally caused by a virus and can cause significant distress. If able to be cared for as an outpatient in the home, the baby should stay in until the fever is gone and the cough has subsided. Attendance at day care is not recommended because of the high chance of spread to other children. ...Read more
Fever?: Fever can be associated with viral bronchiolitis. If your baby is uncomfortable you could consider some tylenol (acetaminophen). Sweating is a natural way for our body to cool because the moisture evaporates from the skin. I would ask you to look carefully at your baby to make sure that he is not sweating due to exertion from breathing. If he is not working hard to breathe, then i would support him to wellness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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