Ensure your child gets sufficient rest for recovery.
Feed your child small but frequent fluids to keep them well hydrated.
Split feeds into half and shorten the time interval between meals to overcome poor appetite.
Use saline drops or nasal sprays to keep the nasal passage clear.
Is refusing to feed, breathing hard or fast, or becoming lethargic, you should consider admitting your child for closer monitoring. They may additional treatments such as oxygen, nebulised saline or supplemental fluids through a drip.
Recovery period for bronchiolitis
Your child may continue to be unwell for 7 – 10 days. As they recover, the cough can continue to persist for up to 4 weeks.
It’s also possible for your child to get bronchiolitis again, as there are many viruses that can cause bronchiolitis.