Yes and no. Bronchiolitis before 6 months to 1 year of age can be the inciting event prior to the development of asthma later on in life. It is more likely if the patient also has: a parent with asthma, allergies, wheezing with subsequent colds, elevated blood ige level. However, there are many children who have an early episode of bronchiolitis that do no later have asthma.
I have copd (emphysema/bronchiolitis /asthma. A while ago I was coughing up pink sputum. Now my sputum is orange. What does that mean?
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...