When a child with bronchiolitis is sent home after being assessed or admitted, he or she may re-attend or request readmission. While this may sometimes reflect inappropriate decision-making, the Committee believes that this often reflects the natural course of the disease. Because bronchiolitis can worsen over a period of a few days, an unpredictable significant deterioration may, in some cases, require reassessment and sometimes readmission. Compared to the total number, these cases were relatively numerous. The Committee considered that the admission and dismissal criteria they recommend should help to minimize unnecessary authorisations and optimize the duration of hospital care. Your family doctor may be forced to rule out other lung infections, such as pneumonia. B, which has symptoms similar to those of bronchitis. If your family doctor thinks you may have pneumonia, you will probably need a chest x-ray and a mucus sample can be taken for testing. Anyone with lung or heart disease should see a doctor when they start to have symptoms of bronchitis. Pneumonia is the most common complication of bronchitis. This happens when the infection continues to spread to the lungs, causing the air sacs in the lungs to fill with fluid.
1 in 20 cases of bronchitis causes pneumonia. Acute bronchitis can affect people of all ages, but it is most common in young children under the age of five. It is more common in winter, and often develops after a cold, sore throat or flu. Infants who are unable to eat properly (due to lethargy, constipation of the nasal passages or increased respiratory work) have a high risk of dehydration and hypoglycemia and need to be hospitalized. The Committee considered that the inclusion of 50-75% of the normal volume should be considered a border crossing. The lower 50% limit may apply to an older child with previous good health, who is expected to improve within 24 hours (i.e. 3 or 4 days of illness), with a 75% limit for a younger child with potential risk factors (e.g. B pre-disease) likely to have less ability to tolerate a decrease in caloric and liquid intake. The committee agreed that the assessment of oral intake between 50 and 75% of the typical volume should be taken into account when deciding to refer to the hospital, other clinical factors (such as breathing work) and risk factors (such as age, chronic lung disease and hemodynamic congenital diseases). By mutual agreement, the Committee considered that medical aid for infants should be paid to secondary care, unless it can be assumed that they are consuming an appropriate dose orally in the Community. Symptoms of bronchitis include coughing, breathing, and difficulty breathing. People may also have difficulty turning off heavy mucus or mucus from their airways.
If bronchitis is caused by a viral or bacterial infection, it is possible to transmit the droplet infection during coughing to another person. Pneumonia is the most common complication of bronchitis. People with asthma or allergies are more likely to have both types of disease. The best way to avoid chronic bronchitis is to avoid smoking. If you smoke, try to quit immediately as smoking aggravates bronchitis and increases your risk of developing emphysema. If you have acute bronchitis, your cough may last several weeks after other symptoms have disappeared. Symptoms of chronic bronchitis can become regularly inflamed. For many people, this happens during the winter months. In most cases, acute bronchitis resolves itself within a few weeks, without the need for treatment.