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How can I prevent my preemie from getting rsv?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics

In brief: Avoid kids w/ colds

The best way to avoid RSV infection is to avoid exposing your premie to children with colds.
In older children, the RSV infection may just present itself as a mild cold. However, in a premature infant it can cause wheezing. Rsv season usually starts in the fall and runs into the early spring. Minimizing daycare or church/gym nursery while your infant is very young also helps to reduce the risk.

In brief: Avoid kids w/ colds

The best way to avoid RSV infection is to avoid exposing your premie to children with colds.
In older children, the RSV infection may just present itself as a mild cold. However, in a premature infant it can cause wheezing. Rsv season usually starts in the fall and runs into the early spring. Minimizing daycare or church/gym nursery while your infant is very young also helps to reduce the risk.
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