How is bronchiolitis treated?
Because bronchiolitis is caused by a virus, there is no medicine that will treat it once it starts. Some babies may have trouble feeding, and will need to rest and drink little and often. Warm and dry housing is especially important for childhood bronchiolitis as houses that are damp and cold lead to more colds and flu which can aggravate respiratory disease.
Most babies do not require any special medical treatment and will get better by themselves. They can be looked after at home if they are feeding well, do not look sick and are not having problems with breathing.
Most babies can be cared for at home by
Try to stay at home if you can so your baby is not exposed to too many temperature fluctuations
Some need to be admitted to hospital if they have trouble breathing or feeding, or if they are not able to get enough oxygen. If you're concerned, see your doctor and they will
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