Bronchiolitis is a viral infection and has a good prognosis. The disease is not progressive and thus his lung functions are not likely to deteriorate further, if he does not smoke again. Chest physical therapy, breathing exercises, inhalers, prevention of the infections and dietary supplementation are the treatment. If you feel that he is not improving or deteriorating, following investigations are advised;
1) High resolution CT scan
2) Pulmonary function tests; these are sensitive parameters which not only tell about the disease progression but also are specific indicator of the advancing disease and thus the prognosis.
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