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what are symptoms of rsv in infants..

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Dr. Oscar Novick
58 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.
Answered on Dec 8, 2013
Dr. Ralph White
49 years experience Pulmonology
Sob, wheezing: Rsv in infants can cause croup characterized by increased respiratory rate, working hard to breathe, wheezing and coughing. It can be a serious condition requiring hospitalization, oxygen, IV steroids, and respiratory with Epinephrine inhaled in a mist, i.e., a nebulizer. If there is more respiratory distress with swelling of the vocal cords the patient may need intubation and be on a respirato.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Some symptoms: Coughing or wheezing that does not stop, fast or troubled breathing,fever (especially if it is greater than 100.4°F in infants under 3 months of age, bluish color around the mouth or fingernails spread-out nostrils and/or a caved-in chest when trying to breathe, gasping for breath.
Answered on Dec 5, 2014

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