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How is bronchiolitis treated?

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In brief: Virus

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.

In brief: Virus

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.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Dr. Marina Armendariz
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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Support no meds

Mostly by supportive care, no medications.
Rarely, in patients admitted to the hospital, medications may be tried as needed.

In brief: Support no meds

Mostly by supportive care, no medications.
Rarely, in patients admitted to the hospital, medications may be tried as needed.
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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Dr. Damian Tomic
General Practice

In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Damian Tomic
Dr. Damian Tomic
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