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What can I do to help RSV cough in infants

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Some basics: RSV is a worrisome infection to small infants whose tiny airways plug easily with mucus.A 3 yo is at little risk when they do get it because their lu ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
27 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
RSV infection: None of these are useful and in fact can be harmful for a young infant. Whatever you do or not, cough from RSV infection in an infant lasts several we ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Chronic cough in bab: Not usually children with rsvp usually wheeze and have chest retraction. He may have a drippy nose that is causing the cough or an anomaly of the uppe ... Read More
A 5-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Needs Evaluation: With the babies persistent cough, previous need for hospitalization, and new onset symptoms of lethargy I would definitely see your pediatrician as so ... Read More
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A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Hang in there!: We usually try albuterol treatments for RSV in babies. About one third of babies respond. As long as she is not spiking a fever now and her breathing ... Read More
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A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Saline: You can add some normal saline infant nose drops with a bulb syringe to clear her nostrils. I am glad to hear the cough and lower respiratory issues a ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Robitussin (guaifenesin): You can take it during breasfeeding but it has no impact on the possibility of your child contracting rsv.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Virus: I would not worry, but you need to follow the doctors orders who diagnosed you and follow-up if you don not feel better with their recommendations. B ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Kalm
17 years experience Pediatrics
RSV immunity: Definitely! there are many strains of RSV and developing immunity to one will not necessarily protect against others. Even receiving synagis (palivizu ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
RSV: Symptoms include respiratory distress due to rapid, labored breathing and wheezing. Nasal flaring is also present. Fever may or may not be present.

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