Transcript - Bronchiolitis

Transcript - Bronchiolitis


Video transcript for animation on bronchiolitis.

Bronchiolitis is a common illness that’s very easy to catch.

Bronchiolitis usually affects pēpi under the age of one.

Bronchiolitis usually starts as a cold.

Pēpi with bronchiolitis:

  • cough
  • breathe harder and faster
  • have noisy breathing
  • and may have a fever

Symptoms can last for several days.

Bronchiolitis is usually a mild illness.

You can expect your baby to get completely better.

Some pēpi may need to go to hospital if they need oxygen or can't feed.

See a health professional urgently if your baby has any of the following:

  • is under 3 months old or
  • is breathing fast, has noisy breathing or is working harder to breathe or
  • looks unwell or
  • is taking less than half of their normal feeds or
  • is vomiting

If you are worried, call Healthline on 0800 611 116 or go back to a health professional.

Dial 111 if your baby:

  • is blue around the mouth or
  • is struggling to breathe or
  • is hard to wake or
  • is floppy

This page last reviewed 23 May 2024.

Call Healthline on 0800 611 116 any time of the day or night for free health advice when you need it