RSV in severe cases may be necessary to provide intravenous (IV) fluids and humidified oxygen. Mechanical ventilation is a breathing machine to ease breathing. A nebulized bronchodilator such as albuterol (ProAir HFA, Proventil-HFA, Ventolin HFA) may be used to relieve wheezing. This medication opens air passages in the lungs. Nebulized means it's administered as a fine mist that you breathe in. Occasionally, a nebulized form of ribavirin (Virazole), an antiviral agent, may be used.
Nine hundred and thirty seven questionnaires were distributed and 541 were returned (response rate 58%).The response rate for thepaediatric respiratory physicians was slightly higher (67%).One hundred and nineteen (22%) responders reported that they did not treat children with acute bron- chiolitis.Of the remaining 422 paediatricians, 59% reported that they treated 10–50 children with bronchiolitis per year; 9% treated more than 50 and 32% less than 10 children per year.