11 Symptoms of Respiratory Syncytial Virus

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When your baby gets sick, it can be the most frightening thing in the world to happen to a parent. Especially if your child is under the age of two, and they do not have the communication or comprehension skills to tell you what they are feeling. One particular blight upon babies is respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which causes infections of the lungs and respiratory tract. It is such a common virus that most children have had it by the age of two. While it can also affect adults, the effects on adults are not as severe as those seen in babies, as adults have developed immunities as compared to infants and children below the age of two.
Is your child suffering from RSV? Read these symptoms ranging from mild to severe, and be informed! Also, always consult your doctor and family pediatrician before undertaking any line of treatment for very young children.

1. Severe RSV symptoms: Full blown fever

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Perhaps one of the scariest things for a parent is to wake up to a crying baby who feels flushed or hot to the touch. Since getting back to sleep yourself or soothing your baby back to sleep is rather difficult at this point, it is usually wise to run and grab a thermometer to confirm if your child is feverish. If their rectal temperature is more than100.4°F, then your child has a fever. In most cases however, this isn’t a bad thing. It is merely a sign that your baby’s body is fighting an infection. While it is a positive step towards good health and increase immune defenses, a fever can also make your baby uncomfortable especially if your child has contracted respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Try to lower his or her temperature, consult your doctor, and keep your baby as comfortable as possible.