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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

Chest Pulls In When Breathing (Definition)

Intercostal retractions are the inward movement of the muscles between the ribs as a result of reduced pressure in the chest cavity. The movements are usually a sign of difficulty with breathing. Diseases or conditions that cause restriction of the airway ...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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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?

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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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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My toddler has bronchiolitis. I expect an elevated resp. Rate but at what point should she be seen. She is currently at 60bpm?

My toddler has bronchiolitis.  I expect an elevated resp. Rate but at what point should she be seen.  She is currently at 60bpm?

Needs to be checked: Rep rate of 60/minute is high and i will recommend you call babies pediatrician who is treating the baby .Or go to the emergency dept of nearest hospital 60 resp rate is high and needs to be checked. ...Read more

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Bronchiolitis (Definition)

Bronchiolitis is a condition of inflammation and mucus production in bronchioles (which are small air passages in the lungs) resulting from a viral infection, usually affecting babies or toddlers. Symptoms typically include ...Read more