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Bronchiolitis

Usually affecting babies in their first 12 months, bronchiolitis is a viral respiratory infection that presents in inflamed airways. Passed from child to child via coughing, sneezing and direct contact, bronchiolitis can affect lung function.
Symptoms
Impatience
Impulsiveness
Marked talkativeness
Frequent fidgeting
Difficulty controlling emotions
Interrupts constantly
Easily distracted
Can’t follow instructions
Does not complete tasks
Forgetful & loses focus
Runny nose
Cough
Watery eyes
Swollen glands
Sore throat
Headache
Stomach – Upset tummy
Vomiting
Wheezing
Swelling of the throat
Anaphylactic shock
Frequent coughing
Wheezing or whistling sound when exhaling
Tightness of the chest
Shortness of breath
Sleep problems due to difficulty breathing
Delayed recovery following a respiratory infection
Avoidance of exercise
Runny nose
Sneezing
Fever
Cough
Wheezing
Laboured breathing
Noticeable rising of chest
Treatments
Fever medication Bronchodilators
Remedies
Plenty of fluids Plenty of rest Humidify the air Add lavender and chamomile essence to humidifier Ingest garlic Drink freshly squeezed lemon in water with honey to taste
Risk
1-2
1 – Can be treated at home
2 – Medical attention is necessary
3 – Urgent medical assistance is necessary
Disclaimer:
As always, take your newborn, baby, toddler or older child to your doctor if symptoms are severe or worrying. Our guide is just that, a guide, and does NOT replace medical supervision.

 

 

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