How is bronchiolitis treated?

Virus. Supportive care. Some need oxygen. Iv hydration is necessary for some patients. If wheezing improves with albuterol or xopenex (levalbuterol) then i will continue using that also.
Support no meds. Mostly by supportive care, no medications. Rarely, in patients admitted to the hospital, medications may be tried as needed.
Most stay home. Most can stay at home. In more severe cases oxygen and IV fluids may be required in hospital. Antibiotics are not required as viral illness. In infants reasons for hospital may include: •poor feedinglethargy •respiratory rate above 70 breaths/minute •presence of nasal flare and/or grunting •severe chest wall recession •cyanosis (blue lips/tongue) •dehydration.

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How can respiratory bronchiolitis be treated?

Supportive care. This is most often a condition caused by a virus, so no medication is needed. Supportive care is recommended, for example staying hydrated. Bronchiolitis can cause more significant symptoms in the very young, usually less than a year of age, and the elderly. Read more...
Homeopathy /Herbs. The first answer is correct. Bronchiolitis is a viral illness best treated with supportive care medically. In my practice I have had success with homeopathy and chinese herbaceuticals getting this to resolve a little quicker and hopefully preventing problems down the road. (only time will answer that part). . Read more...
Most stay home. Most can stay at home. In more severe cases oxygen and IV fluids may be required in hospital. Antibiotics are not required as viral illness. In infants reasons for hospital may include: •poor feedinglethargy •respiratory rate above 70 breaths/minute •presence of nasal flare and/or grunting •severe chest wall recession •cyanosis (blue lips/tongue) •dehydration. Read more...

The doctor said my 4-month-old has bronchiolitis. How is this treated?

Bronchiolitis is a. viral disease caused by respiratory syncytial virus.This virus causes cold symptoms in older children/adults and wheezing and sometimes difficulty breathing in babies.Most of the treatment is making sure he/she is drinking plenty of fluids and observing for respiratory distress, in which case a visit to the hospital may be necessary. If he/she is wheezing,a nebulization treatment may be done. Read more...
Most stay home. Most can stay at home. In more severe cases oxygen and IV fluids may be required in hospital. Antibiotics are not required as viral illness. In infants reasons for hospital may include: •poor feedinglethargy •respiratory rate above 70 breaths/minute •presence of nasal flare and/or grunting •severe chest wall recession •cyanosis (blue lips/tongue) •dehydration. Read more...