Rsv newborn infants

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Avatar f tn Wow, have you had her evaluated for RSV? 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 It usually manifest itself as a cold in adults and older children, but can cause serious problems in infants. RSV can cause lower respitory infections, breathing problems, pneumonia or even death. According to statistics, over 125,000 infants are hospitalized annually with Respiratory Syncytial Virus, resulting in more than 500 deaths. RSV can be contracted by placing your hand in your mouth after you have come in contact with an infected person or surface.
Avatar n tn Infants born premature; Infants less than 6 weeks old; Infants with congenital heart disease; those with chronic lung issues; and immunodeficiency.
Avatar f tn My 11 week has rsv .. He was full term .. Has any other mother had this in a infant ..
Avatar n tn The most common cause of bronchiolitis is a virus called respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), most commonly occurring in epidemics in late fall and winter each year. RSV affects almost all infants. Bronchiolitis can be a severe disease, but only about 1% of affected children require hospitalization. Premature infants and infants with underlying heart and lung disease are most at risk for severe, even life-threatening infections.
Avatar n tn It is hard to know for sure, since recurrent pneumonia is common in premature infants as a consequence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). It is also common for infants who have had respiratory syntactical virus (RSV) to go on to develop asthma. While possible, it is unlikely that your son’s issues, especially his upper respiratory issues, have been due to allergies.
Avatar n tn Bronchiolitis is usually caused by a viral infection, most commonly respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). RSV infections are responsible for more than half of all cases of bronchiolitis and are most widespread in the winter and early spring. ___________ It sounds like the relationship of bronchiolitis and asthma is still being studied. In the meantime, I would work to ease the other factors, such as exposure to second-hand cigarette smoke, that he might be exposed to. Good luck!
Avatar n tn mine had it as a newborn. doc will probably prescribe a nebulizer with albuterol.
Avatar f tn I bathed him everyday after his cord fell off (5 days old) and he ended up being hospitalized for RSV because he caught a chest cold and it progressed. I agree with bathing them once a week in a baby tub. You could always wipe them up in between with warm wipes!!
Avatar n tn I just had my newborn his a week old and his having problems pooping .
Avatar n tn Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is similar to the influenza virus that causes the flu. In infants and young children it can cause lung infections such as bronchiolitis or pneumonia. RSV infections happen over a period of time. They usually start with what appears as a cold and goes into a cough. Children respond in differing ways and differing levels of severity to this infection.
Avatar n tn T HAD A BRAIN INJURY HE ONLY HAD RSV WHEN HE WAS A NEWBORN OTHER THEN THAT HE IS RELATIVELY HEALTHY.
Avatar f tn it seems natural that newborn infants should have lower blood pressure than full grown adults.why dont infants need blood pressure as high as an adults?
Avatar f tn What a coincidence!
Avatar n tn Infants can see at birth. Why do you feel as though your son can't see?
Avatar m tn i thought i read and heard that newborn infants can sometimes make quick movements while sleeping or even awake. its like they are trying to work out the kinks in their nervous system. our child will do this once in a while, esp. if someone makes a loud sound. anyone else notice this w/their infants?
Avatar n tn s skull is within the normal changes of newborn infants. Most infants will have normal skull growth as they become more active and turn their heads more, allowing the skull to receive pressure from many directions. Some infants will require a "helmet" to will help their skulls to normalize their growth. Your pediatrician will work with a craniofacial specialist if this is the case.
Avatar m tn Dear Rjthkids, Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a virus that can cause severe pulmonary infections in infants. The effects of this, especially in the still developing lungs after birth, can take a long time from which to recover. However, you have a special circumstance that complicates things: you live at significant altitude. The relative lack of oxygen at that altitude can lead to elevated blood pressure across the lungs, which is called pulmonary hypertension.
Avatar n tn It would be best to have the baby checked by an Eye MD who specializes in children and infants. You can find one at www.aapos.org. Although the baby may be fine, it is indeed unusual to have no eye opening for almost 2 weeks. I am assuming that she is a full term healthy baby.
Avatar n tn Unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia in term and late preterm infants. Premature infants are at greater risk for hyperbilirubinemia because brain toxicity occurs at lower levels of bilirubin than in term infants. As a result, premature infants are treated at lower levels of bilirubin but with the same treatments discussed here. Encourage feeding — Providing adequate breastmilk or formula is an important part of preventing and treating jaundice.
Avatar m tn i thought i read and heard that newborn infants can sometimes make quick movements while sleeping or even awake. its like they are trying to work out the kinks in their nervous system. our child will do this once in a while, esp. if someone makes a loud sound. anyone else notice this w/their infants?