Can a child be imunized against respiratory syncytial virus and still get it?

Yes. The use of Palivizumab in high risk infants reduces the risk of an RSV infection but does not prevent it in all cases. Infected infants with this med in their system generally have a very mild illness if they acquire the virus and rarely require hospitalization.

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May a child immunized against respiratory syncytial virus still get it?

YES. Yes, the RSV shot is not a true vaccine - its really a collection of antibodies to RSV to help neutralize and lesson the effects of future infections. It is not the same thing as the other vaccines your child gets. However, it should reduce the risk of serious complications cause by RSV if your child still gets infected. It is not 100% effective in preventing infection. Read more...
Yes. The RSV shot does not give active immunity but rather gives passive immunity through the injection of specific immunoglobulins. This lessens the severity of infection, but does not always prevent infection. Read more...
Yes. RSV may be acquired again after the initial infection and the monoclonal antibody preparations help to prevent infection by boosting immunity. Like other antibodies it is not always fully preventative. Read more...

Can children immunized against respiratory syncytial virus still get it?

Yes. Rsv prophylaxis only protects against pneumonia. With the new drug motavizumab the lokelihood fir upper resp tract infection is lower. Keep in mind that there is no immunity after the prophylaxis. Its an antibody. Not a vaccine. The concentration drops after administration and needs to be repeated. Read more...

I have RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) am I able to still take oxycodone? My lungs don't bother me anymore, but its still there.

There . There is not a contraindication with oxycodone and RSV as far as I am aware. The question is why are you taking oxycodone? Is it for another condition or was it given for pain in your lungs? You stated in your post "your lungs dont bother [me] anymore, but its still there" I am not sure if you are referring to the medication or the virus. If the medication was given specifically for lung pain and it's resolved now, you do not need to take it anymore, as it can become addictive. Take care. Read more...
Virus. A virus can affect your breathing and be dangerous to take narcotics if it is severe enough. Question is why do you need the oxycodone in the first place? If you still need to take it you need to know you have gotten over the worse part of the viral infection so as not to cause any further respiratory depression at the same time. Heal quickly! Read more...

Is there a cure for respiratory syncytial virus (r.S.V.)?

Treatment available. Inhaled ribavirin, an antiviral agent, can be used to treat severe cases of RSV in infants and children. Palivizumab, an antibody, can be given to people at high risk for RSV to prevent infection. Read more...
Cure ? This is a common cold virus. There are preventative injections given to high risk premi's once a month during the RSV season.These are based on weight and run $2000/dose.For those that don't qualify, you get the illness and get through it. Since it doesn't enter the blood, only superficial lung linings, you do not become immune.There is no antibiotic to cure it & other treatments are poor at best. Read more...

Is there a cure for respiratory syncytial virus (r.S.V.)?

No. There is therapy for rsv, but because of its side-effects and toxicity it is only used on critically ill children, and with mixed results. Rsv has been diagnosed more frequently in adults recently, but there are no curative therapies yet available. Read more...

May older children and adults catch the respiratory syncytial virus (rsv)?

Yes. Older children and adults do catch RSV infection but do not develop same clinical manifestations frequently seen in infants, e.g., shortness of breath or wheezing. However, RSV infection does exacerbate asthma in individuals who have had recurrent wheezing episodes. Read more...
Yes. RSV may be acquired at any age. It is especially severe in its presentation among patients who are already ill. The elderly population is also vulnerable. To prevent the spread of RSV, good hand washing and wiping off surfaces with anti-bacterial wipes is helpful. PRMG/Pediatrics/CA . Read more...

What is respiratory syncytial virus?

RSV. Rsv is a virus that can infect a person's lungs. Most people have been exposed and infected by age 2. You can be infected more than once. Recovery takes a week or two. Rsv can rarely lead to severe illness requiring hospitalization, especially in infants. Read more...
Cold virus. Respiratory syncytial virus is the cause of about 70% of URI's during its peak season of Nov-April.It invades and colonizes superficial cells in the nose/airway/lungs producing little or no immune response. People tend to get it every year or two.It is dangerous I smaller infants & may require hospital care.In adults it is mostly minor. Read more...