is a bronchial inflammation. It can be caused by a virus (the most common situation), a bacterium or a fungus.
It often occurs after a nasopharyngitis
. Nasal secretions then flow through the throat
and then reach the bronchi
- Cough: This is the major bronchitis manifestation : that may persist for several days or even 2 weeks in some situations
- Dry cough that becomes oily throughout the day: the child coughs fat, and makes purulent sputum
- the acute phase of the bronchitis, including cough, develops on about 2 to 3 days
- Rapid and difficult breathing
- stuffy nose
- thick secretions from the nose or throat
- chest pain and burning sensation at the sternum
- fatigue, aches
- Envisage a chest x-ray, also called thoracic radio.
- Foresee antibiotic treatment, typically based on amoxicillin.
- Foresee respiratory physio sessions.
- Reduce fever.
See a doctor urgent
- Frequent and violent cough episodes
- If the child expectorates purulent sputums and / or containing traces of blood
- If he whistles and has trouble breathing
- If his lips are bluish
- If the fever is higher than 39
- If he's exhausted ...
IMAO - Inhibiteurs de la monoamine oxydase - Antidépresseur