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7 mo old throws up everything eaten/drinks, with thick white foam, low grd fever. pneumonia ruled out. has a cold with rsv. what else to check for?

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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience Pediatrics
RSV BRONCHIOLITIS: Symptoms of RSV are: breathing difficulty, rapid/noisy breathing, low grade temp, nasal drainage(some), feeding problem with vomiting. Give small, frequent feeding, make sure s/he drinks enough fluid. Because of rapid breathing, infant is loosing extra water. Don't force to eat, if doesn't want. Use a humidifier/ vick's vaporizer, put saline nasal drop, 4-5 in each nostril and suck mucous.
Answered on Jan 12, 2015
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Fluids: RSV is associated with mucus production and infants tend to swallow the mucus. This then irritates the stomach lining and can cause vomiting. As the RSV resolves this symptom should improve as well. Keeping the baby well hydrated, removing nasal mucus with a suction bulb/saline drops and using a humidifier relieves the symptoms.
Answered on May 24, 2014

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