If your little one doesn’t have croup then they could have one of these instead…
Bronchiolitis is a type of chest infection. Your little one is susceptible because he has smaller airways and his lungs and immune system aren’t fully developed yet. “It occurs when the smallest airways in the lungs, called the bronchioles, become infected and inflamed, leading to a build-up of mucus,” says Justin. “This makes it harder to breathe.”Signs and symptoms“Your child will probably have a stuffy nose, mild fever and a cough,” says Justin. “Only in severe cases – difficulty in breathing and a refusal or reduction in eating and drinking – will a child need to go to hospital.”Treat it“There’s no medicine commonly used to kill the virus, but in mild cases the infection usually clears up on its own,” says Justin.
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