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9 month old is having her 6th wheezing episode (lasting for a week) in the past 5 months. Has been bronchiolitis. Could be something else?

9 month old is having her 6th wheezing  episode (lasting for a week) in the past 5 months.  Has been bronchiolitis.  Could be something else?

Many conditions: Asthma is certainly one possibility, and also investigation of possible structural abnormalities in the lung is another. Post viral inflammation in the lung may be treated with a steroid preparation. PRMG/Pediatrics may review records faxed to 858 259 9689 ...Read more

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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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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


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Hello, my baby girl is 8 1/2 months and have bronchiolitis been diagnosed for 3 days now, she is now wheezing and breathing 50 BPM after neb tx?

Hello, my baby girl is 8 1/2 months and have bronchiolitis been diagnosed for 3 days now, she is now wheezing and breathing 50 BPM after neb tx?

Bronchiolitis: Watch the way she is breathing. Does she need extra effort to breathe? If you see her nose flares, her ribs going in and out, retraction around her collar bones, or even if she seems blue around her lips or just blue, take her to er. ...Read more

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8 month old with bronchiolitis day 4 albuterol men's q 3 hours and breathing is still 57bpm and wheezing worst?

8 month old with bronchiolitis day 4 albuterol men's q 3 hours and breathing is still 57bpm and wheezing worst?

Back to the doctor: A baby with bronchiolitis who is doing ok can be treated at home. One who is not doing so well may need hospitalization and oxygen therapy. If a baby seems not improving, or seems working harder to breathe, he needs to be seen by his pediatrician or the er again. Sometimes, babies need to be admitted to the hospital. ...Read more

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8mnth old recurrent wheezing,cud be asthma my paediatrician told me.m giving salbutamol nebs.its bronchiolitis at this time or asthma.steroid needed?

8mnth old recurrent wheezing,cud be asthma my paediatrician told me.m giving salbutamol nebs.its bronchiolitis at this time or asthma.steroid needed?

Hard to say: About 60-80% of wheezing infants quit by age 5, so the asthma label is difficult to be sure of.The use of inhaled steroids is sometimes helpful as are oral,but steroid use in infants can depress immune and vaccine response.Actual treatment must be based on a better understanding of all the babies issues. ...Read more

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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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How long does wheezing last in ashma?

Depends: Wheezing is a common symptoms of asthma (aka reactive airway disease). It is caused by the bronchial tubes being constricted and/or inflamed causing airway narrowing. It can last as long as there is any airway constriction. Wheezing is a serious respiratory symptoms and needs to be addressed urgently. Be sure to see your doctor or go to the emergency department for treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Duane Gels
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Wheezing (Definition)

Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound during breathing. It occurs when air flows through ...Read more