Bronchiolitis is inflammation of the bronchioles, the smallest air passages of the lungs. This infection causes swelling (oedema) and obstruction of the airways. It is seen most commonly in the first two years of life. Older children and adults also contract the same infection, but they do not experience the same degree of airway obstruction. In fact, an older sibling, or a parent, is often the source of the infant's infection.

Bronchiolitis is often viral in origin. The typical course begins with the exposure of an infant to another person having an upper respiratory infection. The infant usually has symptoms for several days, with or without fever, along with gradual onset of respiratory distress, a raging wheezing cough and breathlessness. The temperature is often in the range of 101.3–102.2°F.

The most critical phase of bronchiolitis is the first 2–3 days of the illness. Most cases resolve in 1-3 days. However, in severe cases, symptoms may develop within hours and may be long-drawn-out.
It is possible for some parents to relate to brocholitis infection as asthma.
Asthma is uncommon in the first year of life. However, children who have had bronchiolitis are more likely to develop asthma later in life.

For children having congested wet cough, with breathing distress, Antimonium Tartaricum, as we’ve found at Dr Batra’s Clinic, is a useful remedy.

For cough with a burning sensation that feels better with warm liquids, Arsenicum Album is useful.
Coccus Cacti is useful in cough with stringy mucous. It also works in coughs that lead to vomiting.
Kali Bichromicum  is useful for a “horse-like” cough with yellow mucous. Pulsatilla is handy for yellow or green phlegm that is dry at night and wet during the day.

Another excellent remedy is Spongia Tosta for dry cough, relieved by warm liquids, or food.
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