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.
No. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is an analgesic (pain reliever) and an antipyretic (lowers fever). In rsv, it may lower fever, but it does nothing per se to improve the RSV infection.

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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?

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...

Is it safe to take acetaminophen when you have rsv?

Yes. Respiratory syncytial virus (rsv) is basicly the "cold". In partially immune older folks it may only cause a runny nose & cough.In some susceptable infants it can go deep into the airways of the lungs & cause a bountiful outpouring of mucous & debris that cause lots of problems. Acetomenophen is a simple comfort med that helps in pain & fever management. It can be used safely in rsv. Read more...
Yes. There is no interaction here and the tylenol (acetaminophen) will help keep the child comfortable. Read more...

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...
Mgt. I agree, continue to breastfeed during the illness. Albuterol is used as needed and if it helps then continue to administer. A virtual appt is available to follow up. . Read more...