Bronchiectasis in children

Will my child need to go to hospital with bronchiectasis?

Most children with bronchiectasis can be looked after at home.

If your child gets a bad infection they may have to go to hospital. They may be in hospital for up to 2 or 3 weeks at a time, and be given antibiotics through a drip and intensive physiotherapy.

You should get help straight away if:

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Last medically reviewed: September 2016. Due for review: September 2019

This information uses the best available medical evidence and was produced with the support of people living with lung conditions. Find out how we produce our information. If you’d like to see our references get in touch.