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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

Dr. Agustin Rivas
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Rsv (Definition)

Respiratory syncytial virus or RSV is a virus that causes bronchiolitis (infection of lower airways) in infants and toddlers. It is particularly serious in premature infants and infants with respiratory and heart disease. In older children and adults, ...Read more


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Can you tell me about RSV relating to croup in children?

Can you tell me about RSV relating to croup in children?

Rsv: It is a major cause of bronchiolitis which later on leads to breathing problems after that including asthma ...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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Could RSV turn into croup. My 4month old has RSV he has had a cough 4 a while but now it sounds like a bark it gets better after breathing treatments?

Could RSV turn into croup. My 4month old has RSV he has had a cough 4 a while but now it sounds like a bark it gets better after breathing treatments?

Can cause croup: Most cases of croup are caused by viruses, usually parainfluenza virus and sometimes adenovirus or respiratory syncytial virus (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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What is rsv? Is it contagious?

What is rsv? Is it contagious?

Yes: It's a respiratory virus that is contagious and can be transmitted from person to person — stands for respiratory syncytial virus ...Read more

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What is rsv? Is it contagious?

What is rsv? Is it contagious?

Yes: It's a respiratory virus that is contagious and can be transmitted from person to person — stands for respiratory syncytial virus ...Read more

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How does a one-year-old get rsv?

Virus: It is a virus like any other that is more common in the winter months and is spread from person to person this time of year. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my baby has rsv?

How can I tell if my baby has rsv?

Severe cold symptoms: Rsv may cause a common cold in some children. However, in young infants, RSV may cause much more severe cold symptoms (associated with marked nasal drainage and congestion, difficulty breathing with wheezing, grunting, retractions in the chest). If your baby is struggling to breathe, it is best to contact your doctor for her to be seen in case the infection may be due to rsv. ...Read more

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How do babies get tested for RSV?

Secretions: Their nasal secretions are sent to the lab to see if there is RSV genetic markers it them. Some clinics also have this as a test kit. ...Read more

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Can an infant get RSV back-to-back?

RSV immunity: Definitely! There are many strains of RSV and developing immunity to one will not necessarily protect against others. Even receiving synagis (palivizumab) which is pooled antibodies against RSV can't completely eliminate the risk of rsv. Immunity they do have also tends to wane over several months.
The good news is that most RSV infections do not result in hospitalization and act like a simple cold. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of RSV in infants.

RSV: Symptoms include respiratory distress due to rapid, labored breathing and wheezing. Nasal flaring is also present. Fever may or may not be present. ...Read more

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How long is a person with RSV contagious?

Most ~ 8days: General viral sheading in RSV lasts 3-8 days in most; in some with complications they could shed for 4-6 wks. Droplet isolation(use of mask) & good handwashing will contain the spred in most cases. The germ can live for 1/2 hr on your hands and many hourd on surfaces. ...Read more

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What is RSV in babies? How serious is it?

What is RSV in babies? How serious is it?

Dominant URI virus: Rsv is the dominant respiratory virus in season, here nov-apr. It enters the airways ; injures cells causing an outpouring of mucous. In some smaller babies, the mucous flow blocks oxygen entry ; leads to major problems;in older kids or adults it doesn't go as deep ; may only cause a runny nose. I've seen asthma sufferers have trouble with it to age 8. U can get it every yr/ minimal immunity dvp ...Read more

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What are the signs of RSV in a 2-year-old?

What are the signs of RSV in a 2-year-old?

RSV: RSV is a common respiratory virus. Some common symptoms: Cough, runny nose, sneezing, fever, nasal congestion, wheezing, and difficulty breathing (especially for newborns and very young infants). More info here: http://chadrudnick.blogspot.com/2011/10/what-is-rsv.html?m=1 see your pediatrician for evaluation and possible RSV testing. ...Read more

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What do I do if my four month old has rsv?

RSV in 4mo: Rsv is a common respiratory virus. Its worrisome complications often affect infants under ~16 lb but tend to be less a problem as a kid gets bigger. Rapid breathing to the point a kid refuses to feed is a pivotal point where the kid must be seen & possibly hospitalized for oxygen therapy. Most 4mo will have a cold or at most lots of extra mucous production.If they keep up with their feeds it passes. ...Read more

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How long do infants generally have RSV for?

How long do infants generally have RSV for?

2 - 3 weeks: In a recent study in the british medical journal, they looked at how long respiratory infections lasted in children. Bronchiolitis resolved by day 13 in 50% and by about day 21 in 90%. ...Read more

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Is it ok for kids with RSV to go to school?

Is it ok for kids with RSV to go to school?

Yes: Rsv translates is the cause of most common colds in season & ok as long as a child feels well enough to participate in regular classroom activities. Rsv is not considered as an excludable entity by the texas department of health services for schools or day care. ...Read more

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How can I avoid my daughter gettin RSV again?

How can I avoid my daughter gettin RSV again?

Hard to do: This is passed by touch/transfer or droplets (inhaled).RSV is the cause of 80% of the common cold during it's high season (Nov-Mar in US). Many adults will have only a brief runny nose when they have it. Good handwashing/sanitizers/avoiding crowds can help. However, if you have family gatherings in season the kids at risk. It is less invasive/problem for kids as they get older. ...Read more

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How long would RSV typically last in an infant?

Depends: Typically, the symptoms of RSV peak after the first few days before getting better. Usually infants improve somewhere between 5-10 days; however this can vary widely, and it is not uncommon for the cough and wheeze to last several weeks after the initial symptoms began. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are signs of RSV in babies?

Just like a cold: Rsv infection can present just like a regular cold with runny nose, mild fever, congestion, cough and in some children, breathing difficulty and wheezing as well. Most infants recover in 5-7 days, but some (especially those born prematurely or those with congenital heart disease) may get very sick requiring hospitalisation. Treatment is supportive. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is rsv, and is it contagious?

Could you explain what is rsv, and is it contagious?

Dominant URI virus: Rsv is the dominant respiratory virus in season, here nov-apr. It enters the airways ; injures cells causing an outpouring of mucous. In some smaller babies, the mucous flow blocks oxygen entry ; leads to major problems;in older kids or adults it doesn't go as deep ; may only cause a runny nose. I've seen asthma sufferers have trouble with it to age 8. U can get it every yr/ minimal immunity dvps. ...Read more

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Why are some people immune to RSV and others are not?

Immunity is partial: Rsv is a crafty virus that settles into the outer layers of airways like warts on your skin. It doesn't dive into the blood & stimulate your immune system head on, so you gradually get better at fending it off after repeated infections. It is possible for you to get it almost every season, with less invasion of your nose to the point you may not be aware you carry it.(but you may still spread it.). ...Read more

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What exactly is rsv? Is it fatal? What are its causes?

What exactly is rsv? Is it fatal? What are its causes?

Paramyxovirus: This relative of measles can only be transmitted from human to human thru respiratory secretions, often more by droplets on hands than by inhalation. It usually infects children less than 2 yrs. Old, and most develop symptoms. It can produce pneumonia with occasionally severe effects on breathing and require hospitalization. The incubation period is about 5 days from exposure. Rarely fatal. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are signs of RSV in babies?

Need expert help here. What are signs of RSV in babies?

See below: For young infants younger than 4-6 weeks, RSV infection may produce minimal respiratory symptom. Instead, lethargy, irritability, poor feeding, sometimes accompanied by apneic episodes (brief cessation of breathing), may be the presenting signs. Infants older than 4 weeks often develop noticeable nasal discharge followed by wheezing and chest congestion, usually lasting a week. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Croup (Definition)

A description of variety on upper respiratory tract condition in children, including laryngitis, laryngotracheitis, laryngotracheobronchitis, bacterial ...Read more


Dr. James Dukelow
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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (Rsv) Infection (Definition)

A virus that causes an infection of the lungs and respiratory tract. Very common. Most children have been infected with the virus by the age of two. ...Read more