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Dr. Ira Katz
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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (Definition)

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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How does RSV cause disease in chilldren?

How does RSV cause disease in chilldren?

RSV: Rsv is respiratory syncitial virus. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002531/.

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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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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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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 of the 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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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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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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Does tylenol (acetaminophen) help against rsv?

Does tylenol (acetaminophen) help against rsv?

Comfort med: Tylenol (acetaminophen) has no virus killing effect against the RSV virus yet it is often helpful for the discomfort of the patient. ...Read more

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If a baby has had RSV pneumonia, can they develop asthma when older?

If a baby has had RSV pneumonia, can they develop asthma when older?

Yes: Rsv infection commonly causes increased wheezing with common colds for 6-18 months. Severe RSV infection can also increase the risk of developing asthma. A family history of asthma, allergies, eczema, and summertime wheezing all are associated with greater risk of asthma. ...Read more

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Antigen (Definition)

Antigens are chemicals which upon exposure to the surface or inside of the body, will cause a reaction term allergic. Many substances will do this and allergic response is the basis for immunological protection for ...Read more


Dr. Agustin Rivas
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Rsv (Definition)

RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, causes mild cold and flu-like symptoms in adults and older children. In younger infants and children, it can cause more serious "croup-like" symptoms such ...Read more