No need for antibiotics with bronchiolitis

UK doctors have been issued a reminder not to treat bronchiolitis with antibiotics.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) urges GPs to reassure parents and carers that the condition is usually self-limiting.

Children will usually get better within five days, although a cough may take as long as three weeks to clear. No medicines can cure bronchiolitis, but paracetamol or ibuprofen can