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    Default Bronchiolitis, how long before its gone.

    Dd (4mths) has bronchiolitis (or bronchitis, or if those). I took her to the hospital last Thursday (24th). She was put on keflex antibiotics. She still has a bad chest cough and runny nose. How long did it last, or should I take her back to the dr?

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    It depends how bad it is before treatment begins I find. I regularly get it and it can take me weeks to get over it completely.

    But usually if I start antibiotics straight away I start to feel a bit better within about a week.

    As your dd can't tell you how she's feeling I would take her to the dr to get checked to make sure it is getting better even though it's not gone.

    Hope she is on the mend soon.

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    Dd has had bronchiolitis requiring steroids, hospitalisation and oxygen many times before! It generally lasts a week but the cough much longer.

    Mind u- that is my severely immunosuppressed child tho. Could be different for any baby.

    If in doubt- get it checked out again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LysnDan View Post
    Dd has had bronchiolitis requiring steroids, hospitalisation and oxygen many times before! It generally lasts a week but the cough much longer.

    If in doubt- get it checked out again.
    Same with my DS2. Hoping for no bronchiolitis/RSV hospitalisations this year

    Indigo, your bub might have bronchitis though because bronchiolitis is viral and not helped by antibiotics. Either way, hope she's feeling better soon.

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    Yeh probably kitty. I'm not sure which one the dr said. Everyone is telling me it wouldn't be bronchitis. If it is, how long before that gets better, being viral?
    It's been a week, she is happy as, but the cough is terrible. She did have green snit when I sucked it out, but it's clear again now. I don't think ill get into the drs before Monday.

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    With bronchiolitis that nasty ar$e cough can last for weeks. If she's otherwise bright and happy, I'd just see how she goes over the weekend.

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    Technically it's a 12 day cycle. 4 lead in 4 peak and 4 recovery. My DD2 regularly got it from 6mths and often followed this pattern BUT secondary problems often came in at the end so if your not happy with improvement then see a GP.

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    Just so u know Hun the more u use the nasal aspirators, the lil sucky things to get snot out - the more mucous the nose makes. Try to use saline drops/spray and let it drip out. Best way love .

    Also as I said before, cough can hang around for ages. DD had a cough after bronchiolitis for a good 4 to 6 weeks.

    Hope bub feels better soon.

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    I didn't know that, thanks .
    I've only been using it when there is visibly a lot. She is snuffly and blocked so hadn't been feeding all that well (which hasn't bothered her).

    Ill see how she goes over the weekend, and book in to see a dr next week. She doesnt sound like she is getting any better.

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    Have you got her propped up in her cot? Pop a few books under each leg of cot (under her head) and let gravity help. This will allow for better sleep and her to heal faster.

    Also have u got a vaporiser? If so pop that in her room. Helps keep the air warm and moist allowing bub to breathe easier


 

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