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What are the most common symptoms of bronchiolitis?
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Allison Greco
General Practice
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In brief: Cough, fever
Bronchiolitis is common in infants and children, and is caused by viruses like respiratory syncitial virus (rsv).
It causes a cough, runny nose, and fever. While this is generally not serious in children, some infants experience extreme difficulty breathing and may require breathing treatments and monitoring within the hospital. See your doctor if you are concerned.

In brief: Cough, fever
Bronchiolitis is common in infants and children, and is caused by viruses like respiratory syncitial virus (rsv).
It causes a cough, runny nose, and fever. While this is generally not serious in children, some infants experience extreme difficulty breathing and may require breathing treatments and monitoring within the hospital. See your doctor if you are concerned.
Allison Greco
Allison Greco
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
In brief: Symptoms
Can start out as symptoms of common cold.
More serious symptoms include rapid, shallow breathing, rapid heartbeat, retractions where areas below the ribs, between the ribs, and in the neck sink as inhales,flaring of the nostrils,irritability, with difficulty sleeping and signs of fatigue or lethargy,vomiting after coughing,and poor appetite or not feeding well. See physician if serious symptoms.

In brief: Symptoms
Can start out as symptoms of common cold.
More serious symptoms include rapid, shallow breathing, rapid heartbeat, retractions where areas below the ribs, between the ribs, and in the neck sink as inhales,flaring of the nostrils,irritability, with difficulty sleeping and signs of fatigue or lethargy,vomiting after coughing,and poor appetite or not feeding well. See physician if serious symptoms.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
In brief: Cough
Cough, shortness of breath.

In brief: Cough
Cough, shortness of breath.
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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics
In brief: Coughing
Bronchiolitis usually occurs in babies and toddlers.
The typical symptoms are coughing, runny nose, and wheezing. There may be fever. There may be shortness of breath. It is caused by viruses. Antibiotics are not helpful.

In brief: Coughing
Bronchiolitis usually occurs in babies and toddlers.
The typical symptoms are coughing, runny nose, and wheezing. There may be fever. There may be shortness of breath. It is caused by viruses. Antibiotics are not helpful.
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
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