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mumto1babyboy Thu 09-Jun-16 02:29:30

Any one else's baby have bronchiltis but worried it was more such as a chest infection?? I've taken him the Dra twice and each time they say bronchiltis but I feel it has got worse and I just wonder if any one else found this or am I over worrying

mumto1babyboy Thu 09-Jun-16 02:31:57

Sorry that was quite vague.lol what I mean is the second time I took him back the dr made me feel like I was an over anxious mother. Temp of 37.5 and a horrendous cough at 7MO would worry any mother right??

Newtobecomingamum Thu 09-Jun-16 07:20:17

My newborn had this in Jan. Took to GP twice as at night she was struggling to breathe and coughing so much. She didn't have a temp. I got fed up, the next night I rang the NHS helpline who could hear her and sent an ambulance. She was taken straight in and admitted for four nights until they could get it under control. If the NHS helpline hadn't of done anything I would have taken her to A&E. Trust your gut and if you knows she's bad and GP not taking it seriously, go to A&E and you will get throughly assessed.

WhirlwindHugs Thu 09-Jun-16 07:25:47

How is she doing OP? Bronchiolitis can be serious, but it's viral so won't respond to antibiotics the way a chest infection would. Listening to baby's chest should tell the GP the difference.
How many days has your baby been ill? It does tend to get worse and peak on day 3/4/5. If you are concerned that he might be getting dehydrated or that he's not breathing properly take him to A&E.

cornishglos Thu 09-Jun-16 07:28:09

Go back and ask them to check the blood oxygen level. If they won't go to A&E. My two were both in hospital last winter with bronchiolitis.

WhirlwindHugs Thu 09-Jun-16 07:29:02

www.nhs.uk/conditions/bronchiolitis/Pages/Introduction.aspx have you read this?

minipie Thu 09-Jun-16 16:04:49

Bronchiolitis is serious, lots of babies (incl mine) are in hospital with it every winter.

Agree you need GP to check the oxygen level, this can be difficult on babies, if they won't or can't and you are worried about LO's breathing then go to A&E.

I was told the things to watch out for are:
- fast shallow breathing
- sucking in at the bottom of the ribcage when he breathes in
- sucking in at the base of the neck (the triangle at the top of the collarbone) when he breathes in
- drop in feeding or weeing

How old is your LO?

RoryGilmore Thu 09-Jun-16 16:12:04

Watch out for rapid breathing. 60+ per minute is A&E territory. If any sternal recession (pulling in under the ribs) , blue lips etc go straight to A&E.

The NHS symptom checker is good.

How is feeding?

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