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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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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 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 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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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 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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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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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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How can I help my teen with bronchiolitis and vomiting?

How can I help my teen with bronchiolitis and vomiting?

Bronchiolitis: is a disease that young children get, not teens. Perhaps you are referring to bronchitis? If he/she is vomiting a lot, you should have them take small amounts of fluids more frequently & advance that slowly. If it's happening just w/ coughing, a cough med might help or an inhaler. Your teen should see his/her doctor if there is continued coughing or vomiting or if he/she has not been examined yet. ...Read more

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What is a home treatment for a teenager with bronchiolitis?

Bronchiolitis: is generally considered an illness of very small children. Do you perhaps mean bronchitis? Treatment is supportive (pain control, rest, increased fluids, mucolytics such as guaifenesin) with or without oral antibiotics and bronchodilators (Rx medications). ...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

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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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My 2yr old grandson was diagnosed with bronchiolitis and pnemonia. Is the pnemonia contagious?

Yes: Infections of the respiratory tract are contagious, but take different forms in different people depending upon age, immunity and a multitude of factors. Thus one person ahs pneumonia, the next a sinus infection and the last cold symptoms only. Good handwashing and avoidance are the best prevention. ...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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