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How Can I Prevent My Preemie From Getting Rsv
Vaccine if qualified: Dr.Roberts has detailed the basics. Yet parents can bring the virus home from the workplace so kids are not the only source. There is a RSV vaccine that is quite expencive and sometimes given monthly during the season. It provides a transient booste in babies immunity to that virus. Treatment is limited to the most vunerable premi's. The shots run into thousands of dollars per dose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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My preemie, born 16 weeks early, she's now 23 mo has rsv. She's not eating much and drinking about 12 oz of fluids. Should I take her to the hospital?
Symptoms matter: The child with RSV in trouble when they abandon their regular activities to concentrate on getting more air. Play goes first, then taking time for solid foods, fluids are generally last to go as air hunger trumps thirst. Babies who are drinking well enough to wet diapers every 6 hrs are less likely to need hospital care, when fluid intalke drops, thier breathing is usually >60/min & they need hosp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Preemie: Prior to RSV/pneumonia/pneumothorax no symptoms. Post has cardiomegaly and tachycardia. Could illness be the cause?
Retinal oxygen baby: Retinopathy in the premie baby has been studied extensively over the past two decades and great strides have been made in prevention and/or treatment. Most neonatal care centers have the knowledge, proper monitoring equipment and dedicated trained professionls to help. Carefully following these children after discharge is still a very big challenge as the risk to their vision is not short term. ...Read more
The "cold": Rsv (respiratory syncytial virus) is one of the common cold viruses.It accounts for 80% of the colds & other upper airway problems in season.It is acquired thru contact with the secretions or droplets.It infests the upper airway, injuring nasal & respiratory cells causing drainage.You self heal with minimal immunity & can get it every year.Small babies can have major pbs with the drainage &wheezing. ...Read more
Yes: Rsv actually doesn't invade the blood during infections and never triggers the quality of immune response you would get if it did. Children and adults will commonly acquire RSV every other year on average throughout life with symptoms of decreasing intensity as they age. Pneumonia from RSV is an exception and generally hits small infants, asthmatics or adults with many health problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My sob had RSV at 3 months and he had to be hospitalized. Can he get that virus again at a later age?
Will recur : Rsv is a bothersome virus that can recur to some degree every season. It infests the surface layer of airways & doesn't enter the blood. That prevents a good immune response from forming. It tends to be a little less intense every cycle, eventually becoming a cold.Your older kid will get it again but it should not be as much trouble. Asthmatics can have significant trouble with this for many years. ...Read more
I babysit a 6m old. She was diagnosed with rsv. How bad is rsv? Will i, my 4y old, or 9y old get it? Symptoms?
Possibly!: If you get the RSV cold from the baby, then you can transmit it to your kids. Luckily, in older children as yours they will probably just get a severe cold that lasts a week and requires only supportive care. The six month old is the one at risk here, babies are more likely to have breathing trouble and may respond to home neb treatments. Wash your hands! Don't touch your face! Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Droplet spread: RSV or respiratory syncytial virus is contagious viral disease that may infect a person's lungs and breathing passages.Most children will catch RSV by the age of 2 years.RSV spreads rapidly among children. While most will recover in 1 to 2 weeks, even after recovery, infants and children can continue to spread the virus for 1 to 3 weeks.Infected person coughs or sneezes into air,by droplets. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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