This is because your baby has suspected bronchiolitis which is an inflammation of the lining of the small airways [bronchioli] in his lungs.This inflammation is caused by a virus infection [usually RS virus] resulting in a temporary narrowing of these small airways.This illness usually lasts about 10 days but coughing can continue for up to 3 weeks. Mucolytics such as Mucospect have not been shown to be helpful in treating bronchiolitis.
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