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How do babies get bronchilitis?

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

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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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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Bronchiolitis in babies, is this fatal?

Bronchiolitis in babies, is this fatal?

Rarely: Bronchiolitis is a potentially fatal illness in smaller infants. I cannot recall ever loosing one in 3 decades of practice but I have heard of a few lost in my local. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Wash Your hands!: Virus can be spread cariable lebgths depending on virus. Usually caused by rsv. Typically, once fever and wheezing are gone they are less likely to be contagious. Make sure to use good hand hygeien and wash hands frequently as well to prevent spread. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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If my 7-month-old son was diagnosed with bronchiolitis, should he stay at home to get better?

If my 7-month-old son was diagnosed with bronchiolitis, should he stay at home to get better?

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

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How can I help my baby after he's had bronchiolitis?

How can I help my baby after he's had bronchiolitis?

Flu shot: Children who suffer from bronchiolitis are at increased risk of asthma. As such annual flu vaccines (starting at 6 months of years) are critical. ...Read more

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Baby has cold sweats (has bronchiolitis).?

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 more

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Why do you get out of breath bending over with bronchiolitis?

Bronchiolitis: Inflammation of the airway restricts the passage of air and more so during bending due to compression. ...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