While I was completing my internship in a hospital, I was surprised by the large number of infants hospitalized in the pediatric ward. These infants were placed in chambers and were not brought out under any circumstances due to the risk of contacting some infection. Moreover, they were connected to a steady flow of oxygen. Having never worked in a hospital, I was not aware about the illness of these infants, but my trainer in the field told me that these babies were diagnosed with bronchiolitis. This observation about bronchiolitis startled me and I set to find out more about it. This article discusses about bronchiolitis, which is relatively unknown to a lot of people.
[...] In fact, their effect is far from constant and also it is important to know how to stop ineffective treatment Medication used for Infant Asthma When bronchiolitis becomes quite frequent, more than one episode per month, a basic treatment, as the ones offered to infants with asthma is offered. This treatment combines inhaled bronchodilators, anti-inflammatory drugs and respiratory and anti-inflammatory physiotherapy Other measures The hydration of patients should be sufficient to prevent drying of bronchial secretions. If the infant is not properly hydrated by taking in required fluids, it will need to be hospitalized for gastric tube feeding or intravenous infusion. [...]
[...] The different forms of bronchiolitis The Beauty Light This is characterized by a runny nose, which is sometimes very severe. There will be a typically recognizable cough, often similar to Pertussis. Initially the cough is dry and occurs continuously that eventually leads to difficulty in breathing (dyspnea), expressed by wheezing on expiration. There may be signs of struggle that varies in intensity characterized by: The beating of the nostrils Retractions Swinging thoracic-abdominal cavity. In addition, there will be a bronchial obstruction, resulting in bronchial and thoracic distension, reflecting the character of the obstructive respiratory disorder. [...]
[...] Contributing Factors Some children are more prone to bronchiolitis than others: Infants younger than 3 months: This condition is found in children who are less than three months old possibly due to not acquiring full maturity. Such children may get exhausted due to apnea. This may also give rise to Mendelson's Syndrome. The baby may eat or drink and due to digestive problems may vomit the entire thing. This may then get into the bronchi. A wrong transfer of gastric contents into the airways will take place. [...]
[...] It is possible to split the de-cluttering into three major phases: Fluidization Progression The evacuation of secretions 1. Fluidization The child is given thinning medication to ease the congestion. The physiotherapist is also involved in this. The physiotherapist will use his hands to create vibrations that will enhance the quality of the bronchial secretions. These vibrations are carried in end-tidal and perpendicular directions to the chest wall Progressions secretions This is one of the major techniques of de-cluttering. It has three steps in it: a. [...]
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