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Is bronchiolitis curable?

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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Resolves

It is a viral disease that goes away after a few days.
The body fight is off and it runs its course.

In brief: Resolves

It is a viral disease that goes away after a few days.
The body fight is off and it runs its course.
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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Dr. Venkata Vallury
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Bronchiolitis

usually caused by RSV and other viruses refers to inflammation in the smaller airways referred to as bronchioles it tends to worsen during the first 3 days and tends to improve after that.
There is no effective treatment but if breathing gets worse than breathing treatments with racemic epinephrine and Albuterol is used along with steroids . Children who get this infection tend to wheeze

In brief: Bronchiolitis

usually caused by RSV and other viruses refers to inflammation in the smaller airways referred to as bronchioles it tends to worsen during the first 3 days and tends to improve after that.
There is no effective treatment but if breathing gets worse than breathing treatments with racemic epinephrine and Albuterol is used along with steroids . Children who get this infection tend to wheeze
Dr. Venkata Vallury
Dr. Venkata Vallury
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: It will heal itself

Bronchiolitis is an inflamatory process in the tiny air tubes in the lung.
The agent(mostly viral) injures tiny cells that the body will repair over time.Heavy mucous buildup often blocks air passage and the small airways spasm & cause wheezing. Smaller infants may need hospital care(o2, IV fluids, suction) while kids >16-20 lb usually do well at home. Some need abx for added pbs like ear infections.

In brief: It will heal itself

Bronchiolitis is an inflamatory process in the tiny air tubes in the lung.
The agent(mostly viral) injures tiny cells that the body will repair over time.Heavy mucous buildup often blocks air passage and the small airways spasm & cause wheezing. Smaller infants may need hospital care(o2, IV fluids, suction) while kids >16-20 lb usually do well at home. Some need abx for added pbs like ear infections.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Bronchiolitis is a viral infection of small airways in the lung, and has no treatment other than time.
There is very good eveidence that the use of albuterol, aerasolized epinephrine, and steroids do not alter the course of bronchiolitis. Some patients may need supportive care with IV fluids, and oxygen until the infection improves.

In brief: No

Bronchiolitis is a viral infection of small airways in the lung, and has no treatment other than time.
There is very good eveidence that the use of albuterol, aerasolized epinephrine, and steroids do not alter the course of bronchiolitis. Some patients may need supportive care with IV fluids, and oxygen until the infection improves.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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