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BabyHaribo Sat 12-Dec-15 08:08:30

DD 16 months has bronchiolitis and in antibiotics as few 'chest crackles'

Temperature has cone right down (37.5) but she's breathing really fast. No sucking in under ribs, just very fast wheezy breathing.

Is this normal for bronchiolitis? Dr didn't mention rapid breathing just wheezing and to look out for sling tugging in

Whataboutreindeer Sat 12-Dec-15 08:12:42

Can you count how many breaths in a minute when she's at rest? That'll give you an idea of exactly how rapid her breathing is. My baby has had it over the last few weeks and was wheezing and rapid breathing with it. 25-40 is normal at her age so if it a lot more then I'd call 111 for advice. Poor mite, it's a horrid illness.

Sirzy Sat 12-Dec-15 08:14:49

If you are concerned get her checked again.

Breathing too fast can be a sign of them working hard to breathe, but if she isn't tugging that's a good sign.

Problem is it is a virus so unless they get to the point of needing oxygen or other help there isn't much they can do but wait it out

BabyHaribo Sat 12-Dec-15 08:26:46

Thanks for the quick replies.

She's now sleeping and breathing much slower ~ 45 per min so it must have been quite fast earlier on.

Keeping a very close eye on her it's so worrying but I don't want to overreact

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