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what is the treatment for respiratory syncytial virus?

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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Supportive: Supportive care means close monitoring of the infant for any signs of breathing problems or shortness of breath (rapid breathing more than 60 times a minute, labored breathing etc.). The doctor may decide to hospitalize the infant and administer oxygen. Other treatments may include nasal suction and nebulized albuterol. Inhaled steroids and antibiotics are not effective.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for respiratory syncytial virus?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
RSV: There is a direct, specific stain of respiratory secretions, the virus can be cultured and antibodies detected.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is respiratory syncytial virus?

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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
RSV: Rsv is a virus that can infect a person's lungs. Most people have been exposed and infected by age 2. You can be infected more than once. Recovery takes a week or two. Rsv can rarely lead to severe illness requiring hospitalization, especially in infants.
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Is there a cure for respiratory syncytial virus (r.S.V.)?

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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Treatment available: Inhaled ribavirin, an antiviral agent, can be used to treat severe cases of RSV in infants and children. Palivizumab, an antibody, can be given to people at high risk for RSV to prevent infection.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Respiratory syncytial virus?

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
RSV: RSV or respiratory syncytial virus is a virus that causes upper respiratory infection in all ages and bronchiolitis in babies and toddlers. It is an especially serious infection in premature infants and infants with congenital heart and lung disease.

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