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Bronchiolitis back again?

My 7 month odaughter had bronchiolitis about 3 weeks ago and was given albuterol sulfate via nebulizer (first 4x a day, and when she was a bit better, 2x a day). She felt much better, her cough subdued and I couldn't hear wheezing in her chest anymore. But, two days ago, she started coughing again, and I can hear the wheezing again! I also tried steamy baths and we are using a humidifier... I don't know what else to try.. Could it be bronchiolitis again??? Thank you!

It sounds like it could be the bronchiolitis again. Here is what I would try....and from experience it really works....Buy some Vicks Baby Rub, rub it on her chest, neck and the bottom of her feet. Put socks on her. I have done this with my 2 older boys and once with my baby so far and it ALWAYS helps with wheezing and coughing. Hope this helps for you.  (+ info)

baby bronchiolitis????????

my baby is 4 months old and has bronchiolitis, she has been given an inhaler to widen her airways so that she can breath better, but she has this terrible cough that is causing her to vomit and cry. i was told by a doctor that medicine can't fix it but i was wondering if anyone knew of anything i can do to help sooth her throat so that its not hurting her so much maybe there is a drink or something..???????

My son had it when he was 3 months old and was put in the hospital for 3 days. All I could suggest is keep her reclined when sleeping like in a bouncy chair ( I slept in a rocking chair at the hospital with my son on my shoulder ) and small more frequent feedings if formula feeding try not cold but cool ( the cool can help her irritated throat ) These were thing that I was told at the hospital.
I hope you little girl feels better soon.  (+ info)

Balanitis xerotica obliterans?

Ok im really getting upset now because i had balanitis for about 3 weeks and then i got it again 3 weeks later.

now the shaft of my penis is like white'ish and i dunno what this is

i thought it might be something called Balanitis xerotica obliterans but my penis has remained normal nothing weird exept for this white'ish stuff

its not all over the shaft my penis is normal colour at the opening and a little bit round there

by the way i am 13 almost 14

I understand that you are nearly 14, I shall write details which may not apply to you, but which may be necessary. Chronic balanitis is when your symptoms last for several weeks, months or longer - the term chronic refers to time, not how serious the condition is. It can affect men of any age. Balanitis can also be acute (lasting only a few weeks) or recurrent (it keeps coming back). Balanitis may be caused by a skin irritant (such as latex condoms, lubricants, soaps or antiseptics) and can become chronic if you keep using the product that is irritating you. It is doubtful that you have/had Balanitis xerotica obliterans (BXO), as it usually affects men aged 45 to 60. If left untreated there is a five percent chance that it will turn malignant. Zoon's balanitis is a rare skin condition of the glans and foreskin, also known as balanitis circumscripta plasmacellularis. It's a non-cancerous (benign) condition that affects men who haven't been circumcised. Its exact cause is unknown. Usually there are few symptoms and very little or no pain. You may see orange-red lesions and smaller redder spots on your glans and adjacent foreskin. Other causes may be chronic skin conditions which include - psoriasis, seborrhoeic dermatitis, lichen planus, pemphigus. However, as you do not mention any of these they should likely not be considered. You should keep the head of your penis and foreskin as clean as possible, and not to use anything that might irritate the area, such as soap or latex condoms. Cleaning your penis twice a day with a weak saline solution (salt water) can be soothing and can relieve discomfort. To make a weak saline solution, mix a teaspoonful of salt into half a litre (500ml) of warm water. Alternatively, you could also try using an aqueous cream (eg E45 cream) to soothe and clean the area. If a skin irritant (eg soap or washing powder) is causing your balanitis, symptoms often go a couple of days after you stop using the product. But be careful - if you start using the product again symptoms can come back. Your GP will usually prescribe a mild steroid cream. This helps to reduce the inflammation around your glans. You will also receive treatment for any other underlying medical conditions causing your balanitis. Your GP may ask you to come back after a week or so to see how you are getting on with your treatment. If your symptoms aren't responding to treatment or they keep coming back despite treatment, you should tell your GP. He or she may give you a different medication or refer you to a genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic or a urologist so your symptoms can be investigated further. GUM clinics specialise in identifying and treating sexual health conditions and conditions related to the urinary system (the system that produces urine). A urologist is a doctor who specialises in identifying and treating conditions of the urinary tract in men. Circumcision is sometimes used to treat balanitis, especially Zoon's balanitis and BXO. Circumcision is an operation to remove the foreskin from the penis. It's usually done as a day case under general anaesthesia - this means you will be asleep during the procedure. Good genital hygiene is essential in preventing balanitis. Try to keep the head of your penis and foreskin clean and dry. And, if you are prone to balanitis after sex, use a non-latex condom or make sure you wash and dry your penis shortly after having sex.


It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms.

The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.

Hope this helps
Matador 89  (+ info)

Is Bronchiolitis Contagious?

My brother recently has had a hard time breathing and some other symptoms, He went to a website and found out that he had all the symptoms of Bronchiolitis. He left just moments ago to buy a spray that should heal him or something, I don't know all the details, but the point is he was using my computer and then left a kleenex he sneezed on beside my computer area,

Is Bronchiolitis a lifetime disease?
Is Bronchiolitis contagious?
Is it safe to make contact with my brother still?

Please answer these quesions, giving best answer to best detailed explination.

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i have Balanitis Xerotica Obliterans how to tell my parents?

Well i think i have "Balanitis Xerotica Obliterans" where the hardening of the skin occurs on the penis in my case i have a mild version of it on my foreskin i was reading up about it and it says that i will have to have my fore skin cut off, i actually started to cry..

Either way i need a way to tell my parents, now me and my parents DONT have the best relationship in the world infact it's terrible.. i just.. i'm at a loss for words.. and i'm crying.. T_T please help me..
Well i think i have "Balanitis Xerotica Obliterans" where the hardening of the skin occurs on the penis in my case i have a mild version of it on my foreskin i was reading up about it and it says that i will have to have my fore skin cut off, i actually started to cry..

Either way i need a way to tell my parents, now me and my parents DONT have the best relationship in the world infact it's terrible.. i just.. i'm at a loss for words.. and i'm crying.. T_T please help me..

P.S: i have looked it up and aparently Balanitis Xerotica Obliterans is a lump.. mine is flat completely with white hard skin..

I would see your GP first as your self diagnosis may well be incorrect!  (+ info)

Bronchiolitis in Adults?

I had flu last week and went to my gp who said my chest was clear but gave me antibiotics. 2 Days after finishing a 5 day course of antibiotics I felt worse so I went back to a different gp who said I have post infectious bronchiolitis from a chest infection! He has given me 6 days of steroids, I am now on day 4. While I was with the second gp he put me on a nebuliser for 10 minutes, I slept for the first time that night and did not wake coughing. However, last night and today i have a very hard dry cough and increased pain in my chest and ribs, I have tried to research this but all i can find is that it is common in children. Do i need to see my gp again due to the increased chest and rib pain? I dont know if its normal or if it should be getting better by now, I really dont want another sleepless night!

Hi Dee,

Having the flu or any respiratory illness for an extended period of time, I am sure, is very miserable. Thus, obtaining the correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment proves all the more important. Has either doctor ordered a chest X-Ray? A X-Ray is prerequisite to obtaining an accurate diagnosis. Furthermore, you also mentioned having "a very hard dry cough and increased pain in my chest and ribs" however, no phlegm or fever is mentioned. If this is indeed the case, you may have a mycoplasma pneumonia (also called a walking pneumoniae) or bronchospasm of the air tubes due to triggers such as cold air, food, exercise, pollens...etc. Since you mentioned the nebulizer treatment allowed you to sleep peacefully, you may simply need a temporary inhaler with similar medicine to remedy your symptoms. The chest and rib pain may simply be due to the fact that you are constantly coughing thus an anti-tussive (anti-cough) medicine should also be prescribed. If mycoplasma pneumoniae exists, typically a macrolide antibiotic is prescribed. I hope these thoughts assist your question, but if further questions warrant, please feel free to write. Thanks.


Dr. Roshin  (+ info)

My daughter has Bronchiolitis, now my husband and I feel poopy?

My daughter started coughing on Saturday and progressively her symptoms got worse until she went in to the doctor on Tuesday. She was diagnosed with bronchiolitis, "Bronchiolitis is usually caused by a viral infection, most commonly respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)."

Unfortunately yesterday evening my husband and I both noticed our throats a little itchy. I'm not sure about him but I have some drainage and a little sneezing here and there.

Could we have contracted this from her, or would it be the other way around? I am breastfeeding and have shown no signs of illness until yesterday so my first guess would be she gave it to us, although I kind of hoped breastfeeding would ward off this kind of crap, but you win some and you lose some I guess lol

If you have any experience with this, do you know if it usually remains a simple cold with adults, or could it get more serious if left untreated?

***BTW Neither my daughter, my husband, nor myself have experienced any fever associated with being sick.

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a virus that causes respiratory infections. RSV is the most common cause of bronchiolitis (inflammation of the bronchioles within the lungs) and pneumonia among infants and children under one year of age. It is also believed that by the age of three, almost all children will have had an RSV infection.

Reinfection of RSV in adults is very common.

Transmission of RSV in Adults is spread by respiratory secretions, through close contact with infected people, or contact with contaminated surfaces or objects. Infection can occur when infectious material comes into contact with mucous membranes of the eyes, mouth, or nose, and possibly through the inhalation of droplets generated by a sneeze or cough.

In adults, RSV symptoms are similar to those of the common cold. These RSV symptoms can include Runny nose, Sore throat, Cough, Body aches, Headache, and Fever.

An RSV diagnosis is difficult to make in adults, because RSV symptoms are similar to those of other respiratory viruses, such as a virus that causes the common cold. Your child could have received the virus from you, relatives, inanimate objects .... and you could have received it from her ... or friends, relatives, inanimate objects ... the incubation period is about 5-6 days ....  (+ info)

bronchiolitis in 9 month old...?

my son has bronchiolitis since 2 weeks he was wheezing very bad, now he is a little better but still has it a slight cough and also got an ear infection from it and is on antibiotics started 3 days ago. today he had a fever of 103!! called dr he said it was due to the virus(bronchiolitis). he is also teething.. so my question is has anyone's baby have a high fever from bronchiolitis?? and dow amoxicillin make babys urine smell? his urine kind of smells. ped said it cant be a UTI and even if it is he is on amoxicillin...i dont know wt to do anymore, if he is not better tom i am going to take him to the er....any suggestions?

yes I did...daughter left the doctor's office in an ambulance because she couldn't breathe. I would take him to the ER because it's pretty serious.  (+ info)

Bronchiolitis and the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)?

My daughter was diagnosed yesterday with Bronchiolitis. The doctor advised it was caused by the respiratory syncytial virus. I have a couple of concerns about this...


First off, my daughter is doing ok. She HATES the breathing treatments, poor little girl, and she especially hates us suctioning her nose lol. She can't sleep laying down, we have to lay her down in her swing at night. Otherwise she has no fever, just the coughing and runny nose.

So, my husband complained yesterday of his throat feeling a little icky, and I feel similarly. I have drainage from my nose, my throat feels a tad swollen in the upper back area, and I'm sneezing occasionally (not very often). This stuff is supposedly contagious so I'm guessing we may have caught it. Argh!

And my husband and I both work Friday and Saturdays at the same time so those are the only days our daughter is with the in home day care provider. I'm not so sure she'll take her this week :( Her son just got over RSV a few weeks ago. I do plan to call the doctor tomorrow to check if she should not go to day care.

If you kiddo was diagnosed with bronchiolitis did the doctor advise no day care? And did you catch a cold from your baby? This situation is crappier than I thought it was lol.
In home as in the day care provider's home.

I have heard that bronchiolitis is not AS contagious, but geez, information is so spread out these days lol
She was diagnosed with JUST Bronchiolitis.. he just went on to describe it as derived from the RSV virus. He never gave a diagnosis of RSV even when i asked if that is was she had
Bronchiolitis is a virus where BRONCHITIS is an infection.. she has the virus.

RSV is very contagious. In adults, it usually shows as a mild cold but it can be dangerous in babies... it can kill preemies. My son had bronchiolitis (still has the cough!) and we were told it was caused by RSV... I had no cold, but my fiancé had a bit of a cold for a couple of days before Lukas got ill (assume that's where it came from as was over Christmas and didn't see anyone else the week he came down with it!)

I'd say this a time one of you will have to stay home with her. If she's ill she probably would prefer you with her, but more worryingly it does spread like mad!

Your other option might be finding an adult who does NOT have contact with other children... the worst they'll get is a mild cold if that and can't spread to little ones, which can be dangerous. Hope it works out and she's better soon... bronchiolitis is awful :(  (+ info)

8 month old daughter with Bronchiolitis? any advice?

about a week ago my daughter had been experiencing flu like symptoms, well when she began wheezing i made her an appointment to the ped, shortly after he saw her, he had us take her to the ER room at a local hospital, he told us it was RSV. Well, once at the ER room, they checked her out, cleared her congestion with some machine that went in her nose. then they gave her breathing treatment at the hospital,sent us home with the same 'treatment', a mask, and inhaler to use for a few days, (in a couple of days i should have a follow up with the ped to make sure everything is okay and her breathing is okay). HOwever! since i got home, bronchiolitis, i discovered is asthma, isnt it? or does it later become asthma? does Bronchiolitis ever go away? Where does it come from? and aside the breathing treatments that were given to her, is there anything else i can do to help her? She was tossing and turning last night, and i have a hard time using the syringe to clean out her nose, although i know
i must, but i hate to see her cry.
oh i also read that it may come from second hand smoke, ?? no one in my family smokes, although, her dads father and his sister do have asthma..

Bronchitis is a cold that has settle in the bronchial tubes......not asthma. 2 totally different things. And it doesn't become asthma. Now people who have asthma often get bronchitis. Smokers often get bronchitis or asthma. Yes it will go away. Just do the things that the Dr. told you to do and in a week or so it should clear up. It may be a rough week but remember it will end! Good luck!

Oh, and it's not the extreme temps...for the poster above....it's the humidity in the air that helps. In my region (PA-USA) there is alot of humidity in the air in the winter time.....the humidity helps clear the airways. That's what my Pediatrician told me.  (+ info)

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