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How Long Does Tachypnea 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
For an infant, a normal rate of breathing is up to 44 breaths per minute. Tachypnea is the medical term that your doctor uses to describe your breathing if it is too fast, particularly if you have rapid, shallow breathing due to an associated lung disease ...Read more
How long should bronchiolitis last in 3.5 month old. She's on albuterol and Pulmicort nebulizers, and Zantac 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My child was hospitalized for bronchiolitis at 3 months of age; are there long-term problems from it?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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.
RSV: Respiratory syncytial virus (rsv) causes infection of the respiratory tract. It starts as a cold, but then the virus spreads to lower respiratory tract and causes infection/inflammation in the smaller breathing tubes (bronchioles): swelling of the lining of the tubes and sloughing of the lining of these tubes with debris building up and causing partial/complete blockage of these tubes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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