When to take a baby with rsv to the hospital.

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When to take a baby with rsv to the hospital.

Postby Gabriel656 » 26 Mar 2022, 09:23

If you suspect your baby has RSV, you should bring them to the hospital. The healthcare provider will take a thorough health history and a physical exam to determine whether he or she has the virus. Your child may need oxygen, IV fluids, or a breathing machine. Depending on the severity of the illness, your child may also need medications to open the airways.

Your pediatrician will notify you if your baby is a candidate for the treatment. The CDC recommends palivizumab to protect certain babies from developing serious complications from RSV. High-risk babies include those born prematurely or with heart, lung, or neuromuscular disorders. In these cases, your baby will receive a monoclonal antibody called palivizumab. This drug may reduce the severity of the illness and decrease the length of your baby's stay in the hospital.

You should also seek medical attention if your baby appears to be exhibiting any of the symptoms of RSV. Your baby's respiratory condition may be a sign of more serious illnesses, including pneumonia. However, the good news is that most babies will recover from the cold and grow up to be healthy adults. In general, your pediatrician will let you know if your baby is a candidate for palivizumab or another type of treatment for RSV.

The first thing your doctor will look for is a fever. If your baby has a fever of more than 100.4 degrees, it is time to call the doctor. Generally, RSV will run its course without the need for medical intervention. Rest and fluids will help your baby recover from the illness. Sometimes, your baby may even be sleepier than usual. If your child has difficulty breathing, you should bring him to the hospital right away.

If your baby has RSV, he or she should be treated as soon as possible to prevent the infection from spreading. Although RSV is not serious and typically goes away on its own, it is important to take your child to the hospital if the symptoms are affecting your baby's ability to sleep. If your child is younger than six months, extra breast milk or formula are appropriate. Nonprescription medications can relieve your baby's symptoms, but some are not suitable for use in children.

If you notice your baby has RSV, the first thing to do is visit the hospital. A visit to the doctor will allow you to assess the severity of the illness and to treat the child at home. It is important to keep the fever at a minimum to prevent the infection from spreading. A trip to the emergency room will also give you the opportunity to discuss your concerns with the physician.

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