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How can I prevent my preemie from getting rsv?

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 more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Any newborn infant with a gestational age of less 37 weeks- since most pregnancies other than in vitro fertilization cannot determine exact dates of conception, several methods such as early ultrasound, last menstrual period, and the Ballard gestational assessment can ...Read more


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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?

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 more

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Preemie: Prior to RSV/pneumonia/pneumothorax no symptoms. Post has cardiomegaly and tachycardia. Could illness be the cause?

Preemie:   Prior to RSV/pneumonia/pneumothorax no symptoms.  Post has cardiomegaly and tachycardia.  Could illness be the cause?

Yes: RSV is very difficult on a premature baby and can cause severe compramise in the lungs.you did not tell me how old is baby and is baby in the NICU? that is ewhy premsature babies are given synagis (palivizumab) ti prevent rsv infection during rsv season ...Read more

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How can you prevent preemie blindness?

How can you prevent preemie blindness?

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

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What is RSV and what causes it and how do you get rid of it?

What is RSV and what causes it and how do you get rid of it?

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

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I had rsv at 75 yr can I get it again?

Possible but...: RSV most often infects infants and young children and results in clinical syndrome of bronchiolitis or pneumonia. Adults are infected much less often by the same virus, and usually develop a mild respiratory illness mimicking an upper respiratory infection. ...Read more

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Can adults get RSV from an infected infant or would they just get pneumonia?

See below: Most likely an adult who had not already had that strain of RSV (which is less likely), would have cold symptoms or flu like symptoms. Most often, only infants and small children have respiratory difficulty but pneumonias are not impossible - but that would be secondary to the other symptoms. ...Read more

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My sob had RSV at 3 months and he had to be hospitalized. Can he get that virus again at a later age?

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

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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?

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 more

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What is and how do you get rsv?

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 more

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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


Dr. Louis Gallia
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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