Bronchiolitis is a very common illness in children, especially during the winter months or when seasons change. We see it a lot at our pediatric urgent care year-round. Here are some facts about his common disease.
Bronchiolitis is an infection that causes the small breathing tubes of the lungs (bronchioles) to swell and fill with mucus, making it difficult to breath.
Bronchiolitis occurs more often in infants than older children and adults. This is because their airways are much smaller and more easily blocked.
Bronchiolitis and bronchitis are not the same infection. Bronchitis is more common is adults, and affects the larger, more central airways.
Some beginning signs of Bronchiolitis start off like a cold, with runny nose, mild cough, and a fever.
It can be a scary any time your child is sick, but rest assured that AllKids Urgent Care is here to help guide you every step of the way with caring and knowledgeable pediatric staff. For more information about our services, visit our website. Our Mesa Pediatric Urgent Care and our Gilbert Pediatric Urgent Care are open from noon to 10 pm everyday so we are available when you need us most.