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Why your wheezing baby may need TLC, not medication

By: Claire McCarthy, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications When a baby is sick with fever, cough, and a wheeze, itís natural to think that what they need is medication ó like an antibiotic, or one of the medications used to treat wheezing in children with asthma (such as albuterol). But it turns out that if a condition called bronchiolitis is the culprit, the best treatment is no treatment. …

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