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How can I prevent bronchiolitis?

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Dr. Jeffrey Min
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Avoid sick people

Bronchiolitis is a wheezing/runny nose/congestion illness caused by a virus called rsv.
It is contracted from another person who has RSV (usually young children but could be anyone). Most children especially babies get it from daycare or preschool... So avoiding those places is important.

In brief: Avoid sick people

Bronchiolitis is a wheezing/runny nose/congestion illness caused by a virus called rsv.
It is contracted from another person who has RSV (usually young children but could be anyone). Most children especially babies get it from daycare or preschool... So avoiding those places is important.
Dr. Jeffrey Min
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Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Handwashing

Bronchiolitis is due to viruses like rsv, so anything that lowers virus transmission will help prevent bronchiolitis too.
Frequent handwashing, not smoking (smoke exposure increases risk of respiratory infections by 100%), and avoiding taking small babies to public places in the winter can all help. For premature infants there is an injectable medication, synagis, (palivizumab) which can lower the risk of rsv.

In brief: Handwashing

Bronchiolitis is due to viruses like rsv, so anything that lowers virus transmission will help prevent bronchiolitis too.
Frequent handwashing, not smoking (smoke exposure increases risk of respiratory infections by 100%), and avoiding taking small babies to public places in the winter can all help. For premature infants there is an injectable medication, synagis, (palivizumab) which can lower the risk of rsv.
Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: GOOD HANDWASHING

As simple as practicing "good health habits!" and avoiding big crowds.
Viruses are everywhere! bronchioloitis starts off like any cold, then it gets down to the chest, causing cough, noisy breathing, gagging/choking on mucus, becoming restless, sleepless, then the wheezing begins, loss of appetite, gasping for breath and not playful with excessive crying.Key to prevention is "good handwashing!".

In brief: GOOD HANDWASHING

As simple as practicing "good health habits!" and avoiding big crowds.
Viruses are everywhere! bronchioloitis starts off like any cold, then it gets down to the chest, causing cough, noisy breathing, gagging/choking on mucus, becoming restless, sleepless, then the wheezing begins, loss of appetite, gasping for breath and not playful with excessive crying.Key to prevention is "good handwashing!".
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Dr. Charlene Sojico
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Dr. Jennifer Thomas
Pediatrics

In brief: Breastfeed

Breastmilk provides antibodies that protect the respiratory tract and helps keeps infants from being infected.
Also, low levels of vitamin d have been associated with increased risk of respiratory infections, so talk to your doctor about what dose may be appropriate for your child.

In brief: Breastfeed

Breastmilk provides antibodies that protect the respiratory tract and helps keeps infants from being infected.
Also, low levels of vitamin d have been associated with increased risk of respiratory infections, so talk to your doctor about what dose may be appropriate for your child.
Dr. Jennifer Thomas
Dr. Jennifer Thomas
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics

In brief: Avoid group care

The single best way to avoid bronchiolitis is to avoid group care.
Frequent handwashing can also help.

In brief: Avoid group care

The single best way to avoid bronchiolitis is to avoid group care.
Frequent handwashing can also help.
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Dr. Roy Benaroch
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