What is it?

Acute bronchiolitis is a lower respiratory tract infection that is commonly caused by a virus. The most common virus is the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms of acute bronchiolitis are:

  • Cough described as dry and wheezy.
  • Fever.
  • Fast breathing.
  • Difficulty of feeding.

What to expect?

Things you can try at home include:

  • Take plenty of rest.
  • Drink a lot of fluids.
  • Eat a healthy and balanced diet.
  • Painkillers such as paracetamol may relieve pain and fever.

Consult immediate help if the following occurs:

  • Difficulty of breathing.
  • Fast breathing.
  • Worsening symptoms.

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