Rsv in an infant

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Avatar f tn My son had rsv and the hospital kept him and thankfully we were released in a few hours because his breathing was better.its scary to do that at home, honestly they should of kept him he's only an infant ! Please contact a doctor I honestly don't think he should be home my son was two months old when he had it, and my husband ask if we can go home with him and they told us some pretty scary stuff .
Avatar f tn If a person does not have RSV can they cause an infant to get RSV just by having a common cold
Avatar f tn You should ask his doctor if there is any sign of lung damage from the RSV. The good news is that, in most instances of RSV resulting in frequent bouts of croup or other respiratory infection, that frequent lung problems with fever are eventually “outgrown.” Definitely seek answers to your questions from his doctor and, if not satisfied with the responses, request consultation with a pediatric lung specialist.
Avatar m tn an infant has rsv i would like to know if a res.monitor is good for him and if the parents smoke could that cause any more harm. Also when a mother is pregnant and smoking and during delivery and smoking how much harm could that cause an infant?
Avatar f tn That depends in the severity of the RSV. Right now my daughter (she's 18 months) has a very mild version of RSV.
Avatar n tn If the adult has the RSV, then the infant can be at risk. It spreads easily from person to person through the contact of respiratory secretions. Factors that contribute to infants and small children for developing severe RAV infection: Infants born premature; Infants less than 6 weeks old; Infants with congenital heart disease; those with chronic lung issues; and immunodeficiency.
Avatar f tn She spent 5 days in Childrens Hospital and no one has an answere for this yet. She was hospitalized March 13th and we still have no answeres.She had a ct scan April 13th to check for cist and they found none, but reported that there was thickening in the lung and some scaring from the chest tube. Could this thickening be from the infection not completely gone, or some other type of disease?
Avatar f tn My 11 week has rsv .. He was full term .. Has any other mother had this in a infant ..
Avatar n tn Every time we meet with a new doctor we are always asked if she had RSV as an infant. I would assume that many of the same preventative measures you will be taking for your son's healthy lung care will be much the same as preventative asthma measures. Good luck to you and your little one.
Avatar f tn CJ was very similar as a newborn, turns out when we all went to get out flu shots when he was an infant, he picked up RSV, which is essentially a persistent cold in infants and generally only causes problems with preemies or otherwise immunosuppressed infants. His simply presented as a persistent slew of cold symptoms and a chronic productive cough. Anyway, it caused me a great deal of grief, though admittedly CJ seemed less bothered by it than I was.
Avatar n tn a cold will, and if you are implying your baby is premature then you need to call his or her pediatrician as premature babies are eprone to RSV which is a very dangerous respertory illness in children yet alone a premature infant.
Avatar m tn I periodically give her an inhaler, but I am wondering if she has asthma or allergies? No one is a smoker in the house, and there is NO history of asthma in the family... Do I need to see a specialist? HELP.
Avatar n tn Posted By Tina on May 11, 1999 at 09:42:04 My child is 18 mths. Been sick since Feb 26. She's had rsv, roto, pneumonia,dehydration. Been in the hospital 3 times in 3 weeks. She has allergy cells showing in her colon. I will be taking her for an upper endoscopy Fri. to see if allergy cells are there as well. My child will not eat or drink much of anything. She is not allergic to food. She is stumbly-falls down and wont get up.
Avatar f tn My son was born at 33 weeks and only weighed 1038grams (2 pound 4) he was on oxygen (nasal prongs) for 4 days when he was born but four months later he was RSV positive and on oxygen for 10 days, he is just starting to crawl now. He did cry for a split second before the next jolt of his arms but no longer cries when he has these jolts. They last about 15- 20 seconds. They seem to happen within the first hour of waking from a sleep. They dont happen daily but he has had two within half an hour.
284738 tn?1283106819 he just got his 3rd and last synagis until rsv season starts back up again in october. the good news is, rsv season is almost over. unfortunately, our little ones got it at the very end. :( i know it's still out there even when it's not in season, but it's not as bad... hope your little one gets better soon!!
Avatar n tn A persistent fever, cough, and production of green mucus in an infant of 4 months old SHOULD be evaluated in more than the cursory method you described by her physician. I can understand on the first visit perhaps not putting her thru a detailed investigation. But definately on the subsequent visits furthur investigations should have been done.
Avatar f tn They said she had RSV, they could either suck some snot out and test it and tell me she has RSV, or just tell me she has it and the treatment will be the same - her cough was also barky (croup like) at night, so she told me to wrap her up and sit outside and let her breathe in the cold air. I hope its not RSV, but if it is a mild case and isnt in her lungs and she is eating and drinking ok, they probably wont do anything anyway.
Avatar n tn I would like to know what the basic requirements are for a child, especially an infant going to the doctor when they are sick? Is it not a requirement by law for the triage nurse to take the babies temperature when they go in? Aren't they there because they are sick? Shouldn't a doctor know for sure if the child has a fever or not? If a nurse or doctor can give me any advice on this I would greatly appreciate it.
Avatar n tn Posted By Tina on May 11, 1999 at 09:42:04 My child is 18 mths. Been sick since Feb 26. She's had rsv, roto, pneumonia,dehydration. Been in the hospital 3 times in 3 weeks. She has allergy cells showing in her colon. I will be taking her for an upper endoscopy Fri. to see if allergy cells are there as well. My child will not eat or drink much of anything. She is not allergic to food. She is stumbly-falls down and wont get up.
Avatar f tn That's so scary!!!!!! I didn't even know what RSV was until I read forums about preemies going out. Now I'm freaking out!!! My son was born early and he always breathes fast then slow. He's working on regulating his breathing so I can't tell if that's his normal breathing or not. A lot of the symptoms are stuff that he does normally so it's extra scary. In Hawaii the rsv season is November to April and he was born November 14.
Avatar n tn I have an 11 month old daughter that has been fighting a respiratory infection for months now. I took her to the ER about 1 month ago and they did some blood work on her. Her results came back as follows.....WBC 11.7, Hemoglobin 11.1, Hematocrit 33.6. Semented neut % 19. Lymphocyte% 71. Lymphocyte # 8.3. She came back neg.
Avatar m tn I have a four month old son who got RSV along with the whole household in early February. We live at altitude (7200) feet, but the baby did well--- one night of observation in the hospital, where his O2 sats were 96-97 when he was being held or was upright, but would fall when sleeping or laying down into the mid-80s. So, he went on oxygen. Two months later he is still failing every overnight oxygen study in order to get him off nighttime oxygen.
Avatar m tn aiave taken her to the er to be tested for pnuemonia and rsv and the results came back negative. She had a temp of 101.7 efore we went into the er and the doctor told us to give her 0.8ml of infant tylenol to cool her down. ive given her one dose a day for the last 3 days and her fever has broken, but now my concern is why when i take her temp its 97.7 i thought a normal temp is 98.7.