In the last post we looked at the question, "Is your baby at risk for RSV?" Now let's look at...
In the last post we looked at the question, "Is your baby at risk for RSV?" Now let's look at some of the symptoms of RSV. Common RSV symptoms:
- RSV looks like a typical respiratory infection - coughing, sneezing, runny nose, fever, and a decreased appetite are all common RSV symptoms.
- Wheezing is a possible symptom. Wheezing does not occur in all cases of RSV.
- In very young babies the only symptoms you may see are decreased activity, breathing difficulty, and irritability.
- If symptoms increase in either strength or duration, a baby may need to be hospitalized, but most babies who develop RSV will not end up in the hospital.
- Exposure occurs.
- 4-6 days after exposure, a runny nose and decrease in appetite develop.
- 1-3 days later, coughing, sneezing, and fever typically develop, along with possible wheezing.
- In almost all cases (even for hospitalized babies) a full RSV recovery occurs within 1 to 2 weeks.