Posted by: Ad | 2009/09/10



Hi doc. We have been treating my 1year old daughter since Thur last week for Broncholitis. She has been through a course of Orelox and this week I have been nebulising her 3 times a day and taking her for physio once a day as per the docs orders. She is running a low fever of 37,5 all the time and after physio today the suction was more yellow than yesterday and the physio mentioned she is not worse, but not hugely better. MY doc wants her to take another anti biotic.
We have not done hest x rays or anyhting at this point.
I am feeling a bit frustrated that we are not seeing results yet, should i be worried or requesting more aggressive treatment and diagnosis of the problem?

Expert's Reply



Brochiolitis is caused by a virus usually the RSV virus. The illness usually lasts for 10 days to 2 weeks. Antibiotics do not help and are not recommended. Continue to nebulise your baby and the physio should help as well. Keep her nose clear with Salex nose drops used twice day. Give her a probiotic to boost her immunity and to counter the effects of the recent antibiotic.

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