Can bronchiolitis develop into asthma?

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.
Not exactly. Infants who developed bronchiolitis has 30% chance to experience recurrent wheezing(asthma), however, more than half of them "outgrow" when they reach 6 years old.

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What is the clinical difference between bronchial asthma and acute bronchiolitis?

Wheezing causes. Bronchiolitis is caused by a virus called the respiratory syncytial virus and usually lastsfor7-10days. Bronchial asthma is usually caused by allergies and may last longer if not treated properly. Read more...

I have copd (emphysema/bronchiolitis /asthma. A while ago I was coughing up pink sputum. Now my sputum is orange. What does that mean?

See your doctor. The color change could be due to blood in your sputum; even if it isn't, your status is changing, and your dr needs to evaluate it. Read more...
Infection possible. Change in sputum color is usually green or yellow; pink can mean small amounts of blood. Orange is unusual, but could mean infection. Check with your doctor. Some medicines can cause sputum to look orange - Rifampin comes to mind. Read more...

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...