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What are RSV symptoms in a child?

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Dr. MARK LONG
Pediatrics
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In brief: Similar to bad cold

Rsv usually causes the same symptoms as a bad cold, such as: cough; stuffy or runny nose; a mild sore throat; earache; fever.
Babies with RSV may also have no energy; act fussy or cranky; be less hungry than usual. Some children have more serious symptoms, like wheezing and respiratory distress which can lower the level of oxygen in the blood. These symptoms require emergent evaluation!

In brief: Similar to bad cold

Rsv usually causes the same symptoms as a bad cold, such as: cough; stuffy or runny nose; a mild sore throat; earache; fever.
Babies with RSV may also have no energy; act fussy or cranky; be less hungry than usual. Some children have more serious symptoms, like wheezing and respiratory distress which can lower the level of oxygen in the blood. These symptoms require emergent evaluation!
Dr. MARK LONG
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Some symptoms

Coughing or wheezing that does not stop, fast or troubled breathing,fever (especially if it is greater than 100.
4°F in infants under 3 months of age, bluish color around the mouth or fingernails spread-out nostrils and/or a caved-in chest when trying to breathe, gasping for breath.

In brief: Some symptoms

Coughing or wheezing that does not stop, fast or troubled breathing,fever (especially if it is greater than 100.
4°F in infants under 3 months of age, bluish color around the mouth or fingernails spread-out nostrils and/or a caved-in chest when trying to breathe, gasping for breath.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology

In brief: Varies, cough/wheeze

It varies considerably, but RSV has been associated with cold symptoms, ear infections and wheezing/cough.
Your doctor may order a test to determine whether your child has rsv. Treatment with a humidifier and keeping the nasal passages clear with saline is helpful.

In brief: Varies, cough/wheeze

It varies considerably, but RSV has been associated with cold symptoms, ear infections and wheezing/cough.
Your doctor may order a test to determine whether your child has rsv. Treatment with a humidifier and keeping the nasal passages clear with saline is helpful.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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