Sometimes I feel like telling people that just because they’ve had a certain disease, does not make them an authority on it or on anything else with similar symptoms.
Your child had bronchitis? Why does that qualify you to comment on another child’s bronchiolitis? Different disease, different causes, some similar symptoms – but the name sounds the same! Also, to the best of my knowledge, it’s complete rubbish that the same disease/symptom set is called bronchiolitis in under-twos but bronchitis in older people.
You think antibiotics would be great for someone else’s child? Never mind that antibiotics are so overused that they’re becoming ineffective, or the fact that this particular case was caused by a virus. Lets just throw antibiotics at everything, because they’re magic. No, I tell you, no, antibiotics are for bacterial infections only, and are not always perfect against even them!
Oh, I see, your child’s illness was caused by being in wet clothes? No, I’m sorry, that is a complete myth. Simply being cold or wet will not magically produce a virus or a bacteria; those are spread by contact or proximity to other sick people. Winter is the cold and flu season not because of the temperature directly, but because people are more likely to huddle together! So don’t be hating on the childcare people for not changing your child’s top quickly enough. Be hating on the other parents who sent their children to childcare with a disease to spread.