Common "Bronchiolitis" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Infection and inflammation of the bronchioles due to respiratory syncytial virus leads to bronchiolitis. Children and infants are more prone to bronchiolitis. It is a contagious viral infection that spreads through an infected person's cough and sneezes. It is a self-limiting disease meaning it resolves on its own after a period of two weeks. But it causes symptoms like fever, cough, and wheeze. Symptomatic treatment is needed.

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My baby has a cold despite taking antibiotics. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My 24 days old baby is suffering from a cold which retracts her chest, making noisy breathing sound liƙe there is thick mucus in the chest. The doctor has now placed her on Cefixime suspension 2.5 mL twice daily. We are using Amoxicillin suspension, but there is still no improvement. D...  Read Full »

Dr. Simy Mathew

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you get a chest X-ray and a blood test to know the level of infection rather than changing the antibiotics. Along with antibiotics, I suggest you give her nebulizations. Also, if she has got chest retractions, check her saturation level. If it is below 95...  Read Full »

Why my 1.1 years old baby often gets cold and cough?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 1.1 years old and she weights around 18.7 lbs. For the last couple of months she gets cold and cough for every 10 days. We are not using any medication. Let us know if we have to get her tested. Is this is really a concern. Apart from this, she is very active and has no oth...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1. This is common in children in this age group. 2. Due to the seasonal variation, children of this age group are prone to get upper respiratory infections especially children who are bottle fed. 3. You should only be worried if your child develops fever persistentl...  Read Full »

My daughter's culture reports are positive. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor,My daughter is almost 11 weeks old and was admitted to the hospital before 17 days. Blood culture came back negative, but she tested positive for RSV and had bronchiolitis. She was discharged before 13 days and readmitted the next day. The primary physician did not like the way she was ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Culture positive for Staphylococcus Aureus infection needs treatment. A central line is advised and when it is difficult to get, a peripheral line or prolonged course of treatment is needed. Even if the baby is not having a fever (w...  Read Full »

Would Zantac make allergy skin test false positive?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had a history of coughing for a few weeks here and there in spring and fall. It will be fine after about three weeks. Then, my throat will start to itch, and I will begin to have trouble talking. Later, I start coughing explosively. Once I get to the coughing phase, my eyes start wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to At present, you are suffering from allergic rhinitis converting to allergic asthma. Get your absolute eosinophilic count done and you need to go for spirometry only at the time of the attack to pinpoint the diagnosis. The differential diagnosis includes allergic bronch...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for a 2-month-old baby suffering from dry cough.

Query: Hi doctor, My son is two months old and he is suffering with dry cough over the last three days. We consulted local doctor and he advised TA-65 capsule which can be taken by mixing one capsule of distilled water. He advised to use this mixture for three days. My question is how exactly does TA-65 wo...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagasirisha Naredla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your kid is probably suffering from some throat infection or lung infection (respiratory infection). TA - 65 is a telomerase activator, it comes in capsule form. It is used to boost immune system, skin and given for sexual improvement. It has no role in cough and it...  Read Full »

Are my baby's symptoms normally seen with bronchiolitis?

Query: Hi doctor, My 9 months old baby had a high fever, cough, and cold. Initially, it was the fever that was concerning. Later the cough was severe and hospitalized for bronchiolitis. He was put on a nebulizer and after three days his condition has improved. So, the doctor suggested moving from the nebul...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The symptoms that your child has been suggestive of bronchiolitis. In bronchiolitis, nebulization needs to be given for five to seven days; usually, the child recovers in seven days. Your child was discharged from the hospital and developed respiratory distress after c...  Read Full »

Why has my breathing become severely constricted?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 63-year old male. About five days ago, I went to a large supermarket and bought a blender. When I turned on the blender for the first time, I could smell an acrid odor being emitted from the blender. My chest immediately tightened and my breathing became severely constricted. Fi...  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would recommend that you visit the hospital for a chest X-ray as probably you are suffering from bronchiolitis and hypersensitivity pneumonitis which are inflammatory conditions of the airways and lung tissues. This could also lead to pulmonary edema which is serio...  Read Full »

Are grunting sounds, vomiting, and cough signs of bronchiolitis in a baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 5-months-old. His birth weight was 3.160 kgs. Last month we went to the doctor as he was breathing loud and could hear dry sounds from the chest. He was prescribed antibiotics for a respiratory tract infection. After one week again the same problem. We took an X-ray as sugg...  Read Full »

Dr. Sudhakar Palanisamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Firstly initial diagnosis of bronchiolitis was made (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), which means the baby might have had some wheeze at that time. And the baby was treated. It is a transient condition, and I dou...  Read Full »

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