2 doctors weighed in:
How do babies get bronchilitis?
2 doctors weighed in

Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Virus spreads easily
Bronchiolitis is caused by several viruses.
These viruses are easily spread from person to person. A mild cold in an older child or adult can cause more severe inflammation in the lower airways (lungs) of infants, leading to wheezing, trouble breathing, trouble feeding, and other symptoms of bronchiolitis. Prevention includes staying away from sick people and washing hands well!

In brief: Virus spreads easily
Bronchiolitis is caused by several viruses.
These viruses are easily spread from person to person. A mild cold in an older child or adult can cause more severe inflammation in the lower airways (lungs) of infants, leading to wheezing, trouble breathing, trouble feeding, and other symptoms of bronchiolitis. Prevention includes staying away from sick people and washing hands well!
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Cindy Juster
Board Certified, Pediatrics
32 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors