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My son is almost 2 and had bronchiolitis 2 weeks ago and the past 5 days or so he had been spiking fevers only at night of 102. What could be wrong?

My son is almost 2 and had bronchiolitis 2 weeks ago and the past 5 days or so he had been spiking fevers only at night of 102. What could be wrong?

Infection: If you son was 100 % healthy after the bronchiolitis, then the fever most likely represents a new infection. After a fever of 5 days, he should be seen and examined to see the cause. Read more

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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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18 month old boy with a wet to dry cough no fever and not much of a runny nose struggling to sleep what could it be have a history of bronchiolitis.?

18 month old boy with a wet to dry cough no fever and not much of a runny nose struggling to sleep what could it be have a history of bronchiolitis.?

Reactive airway: Possible early asthma like symptoms where the baby airways ate spasming cause him to cough or even wheeze. For children, coughing is what they do verses frank wheezing. Cough variant asthma or reactive airway dz. See you pediatrician since he has had bronchitis in the past. Read more

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My daughter is two years old and she has double ear infection and bronchiolitis. She is still running a fever over 101 and on antiobiocs. WhAt do I do?

My daughter is two years old and she has double ear infection and bronchiolitis. She is still running a fever over 101 and on antiobiocs. WhAt do I do?

How Long: How long on antibiotics - they take 1-2 days to have effect. Are fever or symptoms worse? Cool compresses or a cool bath could help with the fever. If she is worse, call pediatrician - they should have after-hours or emergency instructions but if not you might need to take her to the ER. Read more

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How long does severe hypoxia associated with bronchiolitis last?

How long does severe hypoxia associated with bronchiolitis last?

Wheezing Infant: Bronchiolit describes lower respiratory infection in young children, caused by virus, main symptom is wheezing. Most w/ bronchiolit do not become hypoxic, highest risk are less than 6 mos, history of prematurity or chronic lung disease. When present, hypoxia usual present in early stages of illness. Hypoxia is treated with oxygen therapy that can take several dys to wean. Illness can last 2-4 wks. Read more

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How long should bronchiolitis last in 3.5 month old. She's on albuterol and Pulmicort nebulizers, and Zantac (ranitidine) 3xday. Could it be more serious?

How long should bronchiolitis last in 3.5 month old. She's on albuterol and Pulmicort nebulizers, and Zantac (ranitidine) 3xday. Could it be more serious?

A month: The coughing and wheezing from bronchiolitis can last for a month. Typically it lasts about ten days, but it is not at all unusual to last 3 weeks or more. Follow up visits with your doctor weekly would probably be a good idea as other problems could occur such as an ear infection. Read more

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Dr told me my 5 month old baby has broncholitis he's had a cough for over 2 months with out runny nose or fever ventolin syrp did nothing what's next?

Dr told me my 5 month old baby has broncholitis he's had a cough for over 2 months with out runny nose or fever ventolin syrp did nothing what's next?

Bronchiolitis: Is caused by a virus and ventolin often does not help. Homeopathic remedy antimonium tartaricum can help a great deal. If he is having trouble eating and worsening of his breathing then take him to the emergency department. Occasionally infants have to be admitted...More in the newborn period. See a chinese medicine practitioner as well...I have great success with that! Read more

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What is RSV bronchiolitis, and what is the age of a child when the child is no longer susceptible to it?

What is RSV bronchiolitis, and what is the age of a child when the child is no longer susceptible to it?

Always can get it: The issue is the younger the baby, the more severe the symptoms can be, once you are an older toddler or even an adult, if you catch it you just get "cold" symptoms. Read more

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How long will my 8 month old be suffering from bronchiolitis?

7-10 days - varies: Bronchiolitis is a viral illness in kids. Usually lasts anywhere form 7-10 days, but it can last longer. However, a child can have more than one episode of bronchiolitis during the season. No medications are usually needed and the pediatrician can most often monitor your child without a hospital visit. Read more

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My child was hospitalized for bronchiolitis at 3 months of age; are there long-term problems from it?

My child was hospitalized for bronchiolitis at 3 months of age; are there long-term problems from it?

Many with temp issue: I find most of these kids have a bit of wheeziness & more symptomatic coughing for about a year. By their third birthday they are more or less the same as other kids unless they have a family history of asthma or other intervening illnesses. Read more

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How long should I keep my 2 y/o out of daycare after being diagnosed with RSV bronchiolitis?

How long should I keep my 2 y/o out of daycare after being diagnosed with RSV bronchiolitis?

A out a week: Generally, once symptoms have resolved, such as coughing and sneezing and runny nose they can go back to daycare. Good hand washing helps prevent spread. 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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Since falling ill with RSV then bronchiolitis back2back, my 7mo is no longer able to soothe herself to sleep & sleeps on my chest. Help! Tired mommy!

Since falling ill with RSV then bronchiolitis back2back, my 7mo is no longer able to soothe herself to sleep & sleeps on my chest. Help! Tired mommy!

Poor baby /mommy: This is common in young infants. You can begin the process of letting her sleep in her crib and crying for a period of time (if you can tolerate it). Check on her periodically but don't pick her up. Usually after a few nights the self-soothing returns and she can sleep through the night again. The limiting factor is usually mom's nerves during those couple nights!!! 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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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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How will bronchiolitis affect the health of my child?

Bronchiolitis: Bronchiolitis is a viral infection of the the smaller (bronchioles) breathing tubes. It is usually seen in the winter season. Bronchiolitis can be life-threatening in infants who were born premature, those who have congenital heart defects, cystic fibrosis and immune deficiency as they may develop apnea or respiratory failure requiring ICU care. In older children it presents like a cold. Read more

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Are there habits that make bronchiolitis more likely?

Yes!: Bronchiolitis, a viral infection of the bronchioles (the smallest airways), usually occurs in patients under 2 years old and is most common in babies 3-6 months old. One out of every 9 babies catches it before 1 year old. It's slightly more common in boys, and exposure to secondhand smoke definitely increases the risk. Daycare attendance increases the risk simply by increasing exposure to germs. Read more

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Can bronchiolitis develop into asthma?

Can bronchiolitis develop into asthma?

Yes and no: Bronchiolitis before 6 months to 1 year of age can be the inciting event prior to the development of asthma later on in life. It is more likely if the patient also has: a parent with asthma, allergies, wheezing with subsequent colds, elevated blood ige level. However, there are many children who have an early episode of bronchiolitis that do no later have asthma. Read more

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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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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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