Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: lizelle | 2010/04/06

Q.

5 month old with brongilitis

my son has brongilitis for the 2nd time in 6 weeks. what is the best home treatment to treat him with. i am currently giving him bisolvon cough medicine and nebulising him with pulmicort and duolin 2x per day. chest is wheesing alot. nose is constantly blocked.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Wheezing is the main symptom of bronchiolitis. Bronchiolitis is a viral illneess which usually lasts about 10 days. Babies can get this illness more than once as has happened with your baby.You can nebulise him with the Duolin and use infant saline nose drops at least twice a day to try to clear his nose. If his nose is very blocked you can use a special suction device to suck the mucous from his nose. Ask your pharmacist for this infant nasal suction device.

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