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Diagnose Bronchitis Causes, Symptoms in Kids & Home Remedies

Dr Surbhi Saini
0 to 1 years

Created by Dr. Surbhi Saini
Updated on Sep 24, 2018

Diagnose Bronchitis Causes Symptoms in Kids Home Remedies
Reviewed by Expert panel

It’s not uncommon to find our kids having frequent bouts of cold and cough more than anything else! And I cannot stop emphasizing on the fact, that how often I come across these being taken lightly and only realizing or taking it seriously once complications starts setting in!

Causes Of Bronchitis In Toddlers

  • Bronchitis is a viral infection of bronchi causing bronchi and more mucus production than usual. It leads to cough & pain in the throat also sometimes discomfort in the chest
  • It can also be a part of other infections like flu, viral, measles
  • Children who are exposed to tobacco or cigarette smoke on a regular basis are at a greater risk

Symptoms Of Bronchitis In Toddlers

Here are a few usual bronchitis symptoms in children -

  1. A child has usual signs like cold, runny nose, cough and sometimes fever as well
  2. Cough is often dry at first and then moist after a few days
  3. It takes around 7-10 days to recover

Some children keep getting bronchitis quite often due to low immunity, allergy, and constant exposure to smoke or any underlying pathology.

Home Remedies for Child to Recover from Bronchitis

Here is a piece of advice to protect your child to recover from bronchitis. Continue reading

  1. Increase Fluid Intake -

    Try warm lemonade, warm water, and honey, soup. It soothes the irritated airway and provides relief
  2. Raise Head-end -

    Plenty of rest is advised, but congestion might make resting uncomfortable. Use a pillow to elevate the head and soothe him
  3. Warm Compress for the Chest -

    Bronchitis can make Childs’s chest heavy, a warm chest compression provides relief
  4. Eliminate Irritants -

    If there’s any exposure to smoke, dust, pollens or any allergen that your child is allergic to, should be eliminated and surroundings should be as clean as possible

These remedies should be tried and focus should be on building a strong immune system for your child, but consultation should be taken from an ENT specialist positively. It helps in preventing any complications from being rising since diseases are interrelated.

Don’t worry your doctor knows judicious and non-judicious use of medication for your child, have faith in them. Do share your thoughts with us in the comments below; we’d love to hear from you.

This content has been checked & validated by Doctors and Experts of the parentune Expert panel. Our panel consists of Neonatologist, Gynecologist, Peadiatrician, Nutritionist, Child Counselor, Education & Learning Expert, Physiotherapist, Learning disability Expert and Developmental Pead.

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| Mar 31, 2018

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| Mar 31, 2018


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| Apr 02, 2018

useful and a crisp write up.

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| May 20, 2018

My kid had this problem 1st sign is they refused to eat food Nd sometimes he was vomiting If u find that their behaviour is nt normal like all time cry, nt playing toys etc nd had fever so be alert Nd yes trust ur doctor

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| Sep 26, 2018

my baby is 9month old ..she is suffering from cold and cough.. she was very active.. but now tired and crying most of the time.. doctor suggested maxtradrop ,servyl cough syrup and AZEE 100XL (antibiotic).. doctor has not said anything.. is that symptom of bronchitis?and for such a small age antibiotic is good?plz help.. and give ur suggestion.. because I am afraid to give that antibiotic Thank u

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| Sep 27, 2018

As I pointed out your doctor knows very well the judicious and non judicious use of antibiotics. Kindly have faith in them. ALSO, I would like to extend one appeal to everyone.. Antibiotics in this age or for better, any medicine in this age can be harmful, if as in most cases people start administrating them by themselves, observing similar episode of symptoms, which were present when their child got sick before. This non-prescribed dosage, administration leads to antibiotic resistance and other side effects. As far doctors are considered, they've gone hell of a training to not prescribe anything that may harm the patients.. And when it comes to kids, every doctor is extra cautious. Kindly trust us!

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