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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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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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5 month old has rsv, already on a nebulizer, Tylenol (acetaminophen) and sucking his nose out. However, he is coughing and sleeping more. Should be I worry?

5 month old has rsv, already on a nebulizer, Tylenol (acetaminophen) and sucking his nose out. However, he is coughing and sleeping more. Should be I worry?

Call Doctor: Is he laboring when breathing? Is he eating well, Is he acting as himself? If not, and you are concerned that he is not better than he was when he was diagnosed with RSV, you should call his doctor and make sure he is still not wheezing. Take care, ...Read more

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Dr. Farrell orders acute bronchiolitis due to RSV vaporizer at night saline&bulb suction encourage fluids smaller frequent feeds tylenol&albuterol as needed can I give my 3month old pedialyte&how much?

Dr. Farrell orders acute bronchiolitis due to RSV vaporizer at night saline&bulb suction encourage fluids smaller frequent feeds tylenol&albuterol as needed can I give my 3month old pedialyte&how much?

You may.: You may give pedialyte. However remember pedialyte does not provide enough calories. Pedialyte is not a medicine. It just helps to keep the hydration. If your 3 month old is taking feeds, it is better to continue breast-feeding. You can also express your breast milk and feed with a spoon in small amounts. I hope he/she gets better soon. ...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

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What are symptoms of RSV in infants..

What are symptoms of RSV in infants..

RSV: Symptoms include respiratory distress due to rapid, labored breathing and wheezing. Nasal flaring is also present. Fever may or may not be present. ...Read more

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What is RSV in babies? How serious is it?

What is RSV in babies? How serious is it?

Dominant URI virus: Rsv is the dominant respiratory virus in season, here nov-apr. It enters the airways ; injures cells causing an outpouring of mucous. In some smaller babies, the mucous flow blocks oxygen entry ; leads to major problems;in most older kids or adults it doesn't go as deep ; may only cause a runny nose.I've seen asthma sufferers have trouble with it to age 8. U can get it every yr/ minimal immunity dvp ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are signs of RSV in babies?

Just like a cold: Rsv infection can present just like a regular cold with runny nose, mild fever, congestion, cough and in some children, breathing difficulty and wheezing as well. Most infants recover in 5-7 days, but some (especially those born prematurely or those with congenital heart disease) may get very sick requiring hospitalisation. Treatment is supportive. ...Read more

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What exactly is rsv? Is it fatal? What are its causes?

What exactly is rsv? Is it fatal? What are its causes?

Paramyxovirus: This relative of measles can only be transmitted from human to human thru respiratory secretions, often more by droplets on hands than by inhalation. It usually infects children less than 2 yrs. Old, and most develop symptoms. It can produce pneumonia with occasionally severe effects on breathing and require hospitalization. The incubation period is about 5 days from exposure. Rarely fatal. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are signs of RSV in babies?

Need expert help here. What are signs of RSV in babies?

See below: For young infants younger than 4-6 weeks, RSV infection may produce minimal respiratory symptom. Instead, lethargy, irritability, poor feeding, sometimes accompanied by apneic episodes (brief cessation of breathing), may be the presenting signs. Infants older than 4 weeks often develop noticeable nasal discharge followed by wheezing and chest congestion, usually lasting a week. ...Read more

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What family of virus does RSV belong to?

What family of virus does RSV belong to?

RSV: Rsv is respiratory syncitial virus. http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002531/. ...Read more

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Can you get the RSV virus again after a month?

Yes: You can get RSV more than once because they are many variants that your immune system may not recognize. ...Read more

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What should the soctor be doing to test for rsv?

Airway mucous test: If available the test is done on airway secretions, often obtained with deep suction. During minor illness the test is seldom worthwhile as it generally does not change a treatment plan. ...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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If there is a child with rsv, how long does it take for full recovery after treatment?

Up to 3 weeks: Children may show lingering symptoms of an RSV illness for several weeks, despite treatment. Rsv symptoms routinely last 2 to 3 weeks. Call your doctor if symptoms last more than 3 weeks, or anytime if symptoms abruptly change or worsen. ...Read more

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My son has RSV a and croup. How can I help him breath better and feel better all together.

My son has RSV a and croup. How can I help him breath better and feel better all together.

RSV/Croup: Breathing in moist air helps most kids feel better, and ibuprofen or acetaminophen (only in children over 6 months old) can make them more comfortable. As with most illnesses, rest and plenty of fluids are recommended. Use a cool-mist humidifier or run a hot shower to create a steam-filled bathroom where you can sit with your child for 10 minutes. Breathing mist will sometimes stop the coughing. ...Read more

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If a baby was just diagnosed with rsv, for how long would he be contagious to other babies?

If a baby was just diagnosed with rsv, for how long would he be contagious to other babies?

3-8days +/-: According to the aap redbook, viral shedding is usually 3-8d but occasionally longer in young infants. Strict hand washing technique and avoidance of respiratory secretions will limit transmission. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tylenol (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more