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  • Bronchiolitis is a common viral chest infection in babies under 6 months of age.
  • Symptoms include coughing, wheezing and difficulty breathing.
  • Seek medical advice if symptoms are persistent or you are worried about your baby.
  • Bronchiolitis is infectious, so keep your baby home from childcare or other places where there may be young children.
  • Having bronchiolitis or another lung condition as a baby does not necessarily mean the baby will develop asthma as a child.

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Reviewed on: 22-03-2022