Inflammation of the bronchioles, the smallest ramifications of the
Transported from the air ducts to the larger bronchial microscopic air sacs where gas exchange occurs in the lungs.
condition of young
(under six years)
can be confused with inhaled objects lodged in
lung of the child.
With treatment, cure is usually within 7 days.
Research indicates that
with more than 2 episodes of
before age 2 are more likely to
Permanent lung damage that produces
the collapse of
small portion of the lung (atelectasis)
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Diagnosis and Treatment.
History and physical examination by
Analysis of blood.
X - ray of the lungs.
Keep the humidity in the room of the child as high as possible through
If you do not have
vaporizer, run cold or hot water in the bathroom with the windows closed to produce the needed moisture.
Keep your child in the carrier 20 minutes several times
day, especially before bed.
If during the night the child wakes up wheezing or trouble breathing, repeat the process.
It will help you breathe some fresh air.
may prescribe antibiotics to fight
In other cases with mucolytics and expectorants may be sufficient.
The child should rest until 48 hours after they have sent the symptoms.
You can then gradually revert to their
Give the child fluid often:
, carbonated drinks, lemonade, clear broth, diluted fruit juice or jelly.
Do not give milk, it could thicken mucous secretions.
At 4 hours did not improve symptoms despite treatment.
The temperature (rectal) rises to 38 degrees or more.
Increasing breathing difficulties.
There are cough with phlegm - colored.
The skin, lips or fingernails turn dark blue.
The child will sleep.
vaporizer cool water on the child's room every night during and after
prone to cases of
Avoid using any surveillance activities that might provoke
of the child, such as games - time physical fresco.
Reduce exposure of
to groups of people, especially
, to prevent colds.
that reduces resistance, especially
Signs and symptoms.
Sudden difficulty in breathing, usually preceded by
cold with mild cough, and is characterized by:
Superficial and rapid breathing (60 to 80 times per minute)
Retraction of the chest and abdomen breathing.
Skin, nails or bluish lips (in severe cases)
by viruses or
combination of both.
have this condition after
is contagious and often becomes epidemic.