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Is bronchiolitis curable?

Is bronchiolitis curable?

Resolves: It is a viral disease that goes away after a few days. The body fight is off and it runs its course. ...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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Is bronchiolitis curable in adults and is it lifethreatening ?

Yes, no: In adults, bronchiolitis usually is a mild disease. Goes away on its own and rarely threatens an adult's life. In the elderly and those who may be immunocompromised it may pose more serious threats. ...Read more

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What are the tests for bronchiolitis?

What are the tests for bronchiolitis?

Rsv test: There is a nose swab test for RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) and other similar viruses. However the doctor doesn't have to do any tests. They can make the diagnosis by the symptoms and by examining the baby. ...Read more

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Describe the features of bronchiolitis.?

Describe the features of bronchiolitis.?

Bronchiolitis: Bronchiolitis is wheezing, coughing and congestion in an infant or baby caused by a virus most commonly RSV (respiratory syncytial virus). There is no antibiotic for bronchiolitis. In the case of small infants hospitalization may be necessary. Cough medicines are not very helpful. If the infant's breathing is rapid or labored then they need to be seen by the doctor right away. ...Read more

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I think I have bronchiolitis, what should I do?

Monitor: Bronchiolitis is usually a viral infection that causes inflammation of the airways. In the vast majority of cases, in healthy individuals, it is almost like a cold and no medication is needed. It lasts usually a week to 10 days. It can, however, cause significant problems in young children, infants and also in the elderly and immunocompromised people. ...Read more

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How can I prevent bronchiolitis?

Avoid sick people: Bronchiolitis is a wheezing/runny nose/congestion illness caused by a virus called rsv. It is contracted from another person who has RSV (usually young children but could be anyone). Most children especially babies get it from daycare or preschool... So avoiding those places is important. ...Read more

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Can recurrent bronchiolitis be normal in infants?

Viral / daycare: Are most common cause, asthma can present this way, avoid cig smoke at all costs. ...Read more

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Is bronchiolitis contagious to both children and adults?

Is bronchiolitis contagious to both children and adults?

Bronchiolitis: Bronchiolitis is usually a disease of children less than 18 months. If adults get the bronchiolitis virus it is often a simple cold. If there is wheezing on older children and adults, particularly if reoccurring it is likely asthma. ...Read more

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What bronchiolitis symptoms do babies and toddlers have?

What bronchiolitis symptoms do babies and toddlers have?

Common cold: Early symptoms include runny nose, stuffiness, mild cough and sneezing. A few days later, more serious symptoms develop such as fever, trouble breathing, wheezing, irritability and flaring of the nostrils. ...Read more

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