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My nephew has bronchiitis and my sister wants me to watch

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My nephew has bronchiitis and my sister wants me to watch him. He was just diagnosed today. I have a 3 year old and 7 year old so I want to make sure this is not contagious. I also have asthma.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David over his face

the nephew should wear a face mask or handkerchief over his face if he is coughing still

he should wash his hands frequently before eating and after using the bathroom and after coughing.

best for the kids not to play together until he feels better.

it doesn't sound like the nephew is on antibiotic therapy at this point.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He is only 20 months old and was just placed on an antibiotic, but has not started taking it yet.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

I see.

well, at 20 months old and he is going to start on antibiotics.

you can wash the baby's hands

and control where the baby goes.

and the kids won't play with the baby

and shouldn't hold the baby.

make sure you wash your hands frequently with antibacterial soap before and after holding the baby.

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