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3mth old. Sneezing (bloody mucus), runny nose, coughing, low-grade fever (99.4 - 99.6) tested for flu and RSV both negative. What could it be. 4dys now?

3mth old. Sneezing (bloody mucus), runny nose, coughing, low-grade fever (99.4 - 99.6) tested for flu and RSV both negative. What could it be. 4dys now?

Mgt: There may be inflammation or infection of the nasal passages which can cause mild bleeding. If it is more significant, please see your pediatrician.
Many viruses may cause the symptoms that your infant has, but most will resolve within 10 days.
In the meantime, provide adequate fluids/formula, check her temperature and use nasal saline for babies to keep her nasal passages clear. ...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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For a 10 month old male baby who has had either flu, rsv, or multiple ear infections since march 1 at what time would tubes be considered?

For a 10 month old male baby who has had either flu, rsv, or multiple ear infections since march 1 at what time would tubes be considered?

Tubes: Tubes can be a good temporary measure in infants that have persistent or repeated infection. Head growth should eventually end the fluid retention that ends up being infected. I recommend them for a single infection that won't clear over 90 days in spite of meds, and the kid who has 5 or more separate, resolving infections spread over 12mo. The ent's make the final call after their evaluation. ...Read more

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My 1 year old has had fever 4 4days now. Neg strep and rsv, flu test. Her tonsils are huge and white her sister tested pos for mono. Should I be worrie

My 1 year old has had fever 4 4days now. Neg strep and rsv, flu test. Her tonsils are huge and white her sister tested pos for mono. Should I be worrie

Maybe: Purulent tonsillitis is a common finding with mono. Were the strep and flu rapid tests? Were cultures sent? Sometimes the rapid testing gives a false negative. If truly negative, and your other child has mono, the doctor can send a test for that. ...Read more

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3yrs boy gets dry cough every month for 10 days, then 39C fever, phlegm, then chesty cough. Flu panel neg on all occasions, RSV pos only once. Allergy panel neg. Chest x-ray clear. Lungs always clear. What reasons for 12 upp respi infections a year?

3yrs boy gets dry cough every month for 10 days, then 39C fever, phlegm, then chesty cough. Flu panel neg on all occasions, RSV pos only once. Allergy panel neg. Chest x-ray clear. Lungs always clear. What reasons for 12 upp respi infections a year?

3 yo w/ URTIs: In a 3 yo with recurrent infections would consider allergies, asthma, mycoplasma infection, reflux, sinusitis (due to environmental /food allergies often milk) immune disorder- a variant of primary immune deficiency, cystic fibrosis (usually though would have abnormal CXR), f/u/ w/ allergist ...Read more

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3yrs boy gets dry cough every month for 10 days, then 39C fever, phlegm, then chesty cough. Flu panel neg on all occasions, RSV pos only once. Allergy panel neg. Chest x-ray clear. Lungs always clear. What reasons for 12 upp respi infections a year?

3yrs boy gets dry cough every month for 10 days, then 39C fever, phlegm, then chesty cough. Flu panel neg on all occasions, RSV pos only once. Allergy panel neg. Chest x-ray clear. Lungs always clear. What reasons for 12 upp respi infections a year?

Many possibilities: Your child should have a test for cystic fibrosis. If that is negative, then I recommend he be tested for an immune deficit with quantitative immunoglobulins and IgG subsets as well as IgE level. Has he had a test for tuberculosis? Is he exposed to anyone who smokes? Is he exposed to interior fumes of any type? Consider scheduling a visit with one of our providers for an in depth assessment. ...Read more

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My one year old has a cold and has had RSV in his last but he has had a fever for two weeks now ranging from 100-101what should I do?

My one year old has a cold and has had RSV in his last but he has had a fever for two weeks now ranging from 100-101what should I do?

Fever: After two weeks its time to go to the pediatrician to find out what's causing the fever. He may have developed a secondary infection to the rsv. ...Read more

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14 month old had possible infultrate on chest xray and rsv+. 8 days later no better besides fever is gone. Should chest xray be repeated?

14 month old had possible infultrate on chest xray and rsv+. 8 days later no better besides fever is gone. Should chest xray be repeated?

Not necessarily: If there were a decline in overall condition a repeat chest x-ray might be appropriate. Kids with RSV often have patchy infiltrates on xray and routinely cough & sputter for up to a month after their primary infection. Chest xrays will often take weeks to clear beyond a patients clinical improvement, even with significant pneumonia. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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Should Zofran (ondansetron) be given to a 4 month old with rsv? I have a 4 month old grandson that has been diagnosed with rsv. He is running a fever and throwing everything up. Even pedialyte. He is very congested.

Should Zofran (ondansetron) be given to a 4 month old with rsv? I have a 4 month old grandson that has been diagnosed with rsv. He is running a fever and throwing everything up. Even pedialyte. He is very congested.

Even: Even though zofran (ondansetron) is approved for use in infants who are vomiting from chemotherapy, it should be used with extreme caution in any other setting. Zofran (ondansetron) works by blocking neurotransmitters in the nausea center of the brain. If you are vomiting because something is giving you nausea (like chemo, a stomach bug or motion sickness) then zofran (ondansetron) works well.

Often, children who have bronchiolitis (the illness caused by rsv) vomit secondary to coughing up and gagging on mucus, not because they are nauseous. In that case, zofran (ondansetron) wouldn't help the vomiting. It is very important to try and keep your grandson hydrated during this illness. Using a bulb suction prior feeds can help. Sometimes sips of pedialyte from a spoon instead of from a bottle can give small enough amounts to prevent choking and vomiting.

You should call your grandchild's doctor if you see any signs of dehydration. These signs are:

- dry mouth
-few or no tears when crying
-excessive fussiness
-fewer than 3-4 wet diapers/day
-no urination in 6-8 hours
-sunken soft spot
-dry, wrinkled or doughy skin
-appears weak or limp
-decreased alertness or increased sleepiness
-rapid breathing or fast heart rate

also, if appears to be worsening, having difficulty breathing, or if his fever persists, you should also contact his doctor. Good luck! RSV is miserable - I'm so sorry he has it. ...Read more

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My almost 7 month old little boy has been breathing heavily with wet cough, runny nose, and fever. Could the breathing be a sign of rsv?

My almost 7 month old little boy has been breathing heavily with wet cough, runny nose, and fever. Could the breathing be a sign of rsv?

RSV: Respiratory syncytial virus is most often seen from dec to mar but can be seen at any time. More often in premature and the very young <12 weeks old. Can be associated with day care. Most symptoms are fever, runny nose, cough, wheezing trouble breathing and loss of appetite. Any young infant with fever should be evaluated. It could just be a cold but an examination would be best to check. ...Read more

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Is the RSV virus dangerous in a 10 month old infant? She has been on antibiotics for 6 days. Today she has a fever of 102 and a clear chest xray.

Is the RSV virus dangerous in a 10 month old infant? She has been on antibiotics for 6 days. Today she has a fever of 102 and a clear chest xray.

Take it seriously: Appropiate hydration and support is essential. Any time a child is ill and a fever spikes, a concern arises for a secondary infection ie-ear infection. Antibiotics do not treat RSV so the fact that the child is taking one does not change the outcome. If your infant is more lethargic, drinking or urinating less, working harder to breath, or fever persists call your md right away. ...Read more

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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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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

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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