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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
A premature baby is a baby born before term, meaning the baby is born before finishing 38 weeks of pregnancy. The earlier a baby is born, the more problems a baby will have in trying to adapt to the environment outside the mother's uterus. Problems include: small size, lung problems, heart problems, bleeding in the brain, hearing ...Read more
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
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
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
Droplet or contact: Respiratory synctial virus is a common cold virus with variable effect on the infected person.It is easily passed in droplet form from a cough or by contact with saliva/secretions of an affected patient.The contageous material can live for a time on objects like toys, door knobs, and be acquired & passed to a new host when contaminated fingers touch the face/mouth/nose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
RSV immunity: Definitely! there are many strains of RSV and developing immunity to one will not necessarily protect against others. Even receiving synagis 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
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
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
Respiratory syncytial virus is also known as RSV. 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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