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Can croup turn into rsv?

Can croup turn into rsv?

Not Correct-Quite: Rsv can in some kids cause croup. Croup is a collection of symptoms which may be caused by a number of different agents, including rsv. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (Definition)

Respiratory syncytial virus is a virus that causes respiratory illness commonly in young children. It infects the lungs and breathing passages, and is highly contagious. While the virus produces the symptoms of a common cold in adults, it is a much more serious and dangerous infection ...Read more


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My son has RSV a and croup. How can I help him breath better and feel better all together.

My son has RSV a and croup. How can I help him breath better and feel better all together.

RSV/Croup: Breathing in moist air helps most kids feel better, and ibuprofen or acetaminophen (only in children over 6 months old) can make them more comfortable. As with most illnesses, rest and plenty of fluids are recommended. Use a cool-mist humidifier or run a hot shower to create a steam-filled bathroom where you can sit with your child for 10 minutes. Breathing mist will sometimes stop the coughing. ...Read more

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Would it be helpful to take him outside to breath cold air if he has croup / RSV?

Would it be helpful to take him outside to breath cold air if he has croup / RSV?

Moist not cold: The age old treatment of croup includes sitting on the back porch in a rocking chair while the infant breathes the moist night air. This moisture is maintained outside while heated home is often dry. Such treatment has little if any benefit for RSV. ...Read more

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3 month old baby's third week of RSV. Now cough sounds like croup although she's been receiving albuterol-nebulizer treatments (6x/day for 4 days, 3x/?

3 month old baby's third week of RSV. Now cough sounds like croup although she's been receiving albuterol-nebulizer treatments (6x/day for 4 days, 3x/?

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 is stable, she has 3 wet diapers daily, hang in there another week. Start to finish, this is a month long illness! Keep all your followup appointments with her pediatrician. I'm glad she's doing well at home! You are doing a great job! ...Read more

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Started a running nose 3 days ago now is runny/congested. Raspy breathing while awake when sleeping snores Barks when she coughs. RSV? Croup? Cold?

Started a running nose 3 days ago now is runny/congested.  Raspy breathing while awake when sleeping snores Barks when she coughs.  RSV? Croup? Cold?

Croup: possibly due to RSV.or adenovirus get a humidifier by the bedside use saline nose spray every 8 hrs try steam inhalation croupy cough can be very distressing to the child and can cause resp failure if she is not better maneed vaponephrine inhalation and test for RSV ...Read more

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Acute tracheobronchitis, croup, stridor , RSV . Thought to be what I have . Normal chest X-ray , CT scan normal blood ox normal.Help. What test do next?

Acute tracheobronchitis, croup, stridor , RSV . Thought to be what I have . Normal chest X-ray , CT scan normal blood ox normal.Help. What test do next?

Possible rx: If you have an acute infection, the symptoms most likely will resolve without need for further testing. If you have had symptoms for three or more weeks, a secondary infection, antibiotics may be used to treat a specific bacterial infection; prolonged inflammation is treatable with aerosolized steroids. These are some possible management options. ...Read more

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What can babies take for rsv?

What can babies take for rsv?

Treatment supportive: Rsv is a respiratory virus that is responsible for up to 80% of respiratory symptoms in a town when at it's peak season.Symptoms vary from unrecognized to a cold in older patients to worrisome wheezing respiratory distress in infants.Treatment is supportive: oxygen as needed, airway moisture or meds if indicated, IV fluids if not drinking & treatment of any co-infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Croup (Definition)

Croup is a description of variety on upper respiratory tract condition in children, including laryngitis, laryngotracheitis, laryngotracheobronchitis, bacterial tracheitis or spasmodic croup. Common symptoms are: cough, inspiratory stridor, hoarseness, barking cough, sore ...Read more


Dr. Agustin Rivas
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Rsv (Definition)

RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, causes mild cold and flu-like symptoms in adults and older children. In younger infants and children, it can cause more serious "croup-like" symptoms such ...Read more