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What does having bronchiolitis mean?
15 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ali Hallaj-pour
Pediatrics
11 doctors agree
In brief: Lower resp Infection
Bronchiolitis is an infection of the small breathing tubes (bronchioles) of the lungs.
It's usually caused by a virus. The infection can cause swelling in those small airways, extra fluid production, and therefore making it hard for your baby to breath sometimes. It usually start with some mild cough and congestion that progressively worsens and can lead to fast breathing.

In brief: Lower resp Infection
Bronchiolitis is an infection of the small breathing tubes (bronchioles) of the lungs.
It's usually caused by a virus. The infection can cause swelling in those small airways, extra fluid production, and therefore making it hard for your baby to breath sometimes. It usually start with some mild cough and congestion that progressively worsens and can lead to fast breathing.
Dr. Ali Hallaj-pour
Dr. Ali Hallaj-pour
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5 doctors agree
In brief: Viral infection
Bronchiolitis is a viral infection that younger children (usually under 2 years old) get.
In infants and children with bronchiolitis, the virus affects the lungs. So in addition to congestion and cough, you also get wheezing or labored breathing. Bronchiolitis is sometimes treated with inhalers that are also used for asthma.

In brief: Viral infection
Bronchiolitis is a viral infection that younger children (usually under 2 years old) get.
In infants and children with bronchiolitis, the virus affects the lungs. So in addition to congestion and cough, you also get wheezing or labored breathing. Bronchiolitis is sometimes treated with inhalers that are also used for asthma.
Dr. Christianne Strickland
Dr. Christianne Strickland
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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Inflammed airways
Bronchiolitis refers to inflammation of the small airway 'tubes' (bronchioles) leading to the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs, typically occurring in young children.
The disease is typically viral and self-limited. Treatment is generally supportive, but therapies such as bronchodilators (ie. Albuterol), may be attempted to see if a patient benefits from this therapy.

In brief: Inflammed airways
Bronchiolitis refers to inflammation of the small airway 'tubes' (bronchioles) leading to the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs, typically occurring in young children.
The disease is typically viral and self-limited. Treatment is generally supportive, but therapies such as bronchodilators (ie. Albuterol), may be attempted to see if a patient benefits from this therapy.
Dr. Jason Adler
Dr. Jason Adler
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