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Are there habits that make bronchiolitis more likely?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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In brief: Yes!

Bronchiolitis, a viral infection of the bronchioles (the smallest airways), usually occurs in patients under 2 years old and is most common in babies 3-6 months old.
One out of every 9 babies catches it before 1 year old. It's slightly more common in boys, and exposure to secondhand smoke definitely increases the risk. Daycare attendance increases the risk simply by increasing exposure to germs.

In brief: Yes!

Bronchiolitis, a viral infection of the bronchioles (the smallest airways), usually occurs in patients under 2 years old and is most common in babies 3-6 months old.
One out of every 9 babies catches it before 1 year old. It's slightly more common in boys, and exposure to secondhand smoke definitely increases the risk. Daycare attendance increases the risk simply by increasing exposure to germs.
Dr. Cindy Juster
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In brief: Yes

Smoking is a big one, also a dusty home, having pets, failing to wash hands.

In brief: Yes

Smoking is a big one, also a dusty home, having pets, failing to wash hands.
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