All you need to know about RSV in children

RSV virus can be one of the major causes of death in children under 5 years of age. Let us know its symptoms, causes, and effective solutions for the RSV virus.

There is a high risk of RSV virus among children under 5 years of age. As per many clinical studies, it has been noted that children under 5 years of age are at risk of RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus). Let us talk in detail about the RSV virus with its causes, symptoms, and treatment. 

The emergence of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

This problem of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) was first observed in Britain. Due to this virus, more than 1 lakh children have died in the UK. This was observed in the year 2019. There have been cases emerging in India too which have got registered in different hospitals. It has been noted that this infection of RSV is more common in children who consumed bottled milk. Inflammation of the lungs in children with the RSV virus can cause many breathing problems. 

What is Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)?

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a respiratory tract infection that is commonly seen in children up to 5 years of age. Due to this infection, symptoms of pneumonia and bronchiolitis are seen in children. It has been observed that babies who drink bottled milk are at high risk of infection. This can also be fatal at times.  

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Causes

The main causes of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) are as follows -

  • Lung disease 
  • Cancer and chemotherapy 
  • Weakened immunity 
  • Respiratory infection 

Symptoms of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Children affected with Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) may show the following symptoms which are as follows - 

  • Fever 
  • Sore throat 
  • Shortness of breath 
  • Cough with expectoration 
  • Lack of oxygen supply 
  • Bluish skin 
  • Headache 
  • Nervousness due to troubled breathing

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infection Treatment 

There is no cure for Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). It has been noted that it gets resolved on its own. The treatment can be given aimed at symptomatic relief. Research is still ongoing to save people’s lives from Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). 

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Dr. Rati Parwani

Dr Rati Parwani is a Practising Professional BHMS Doctor having experience of 8 years in the medical field. Her approach towards each and every patient is the utmost professional with high standards of practice. She has nurtured her writing skills and proves it as an asset to her professionalism. She has experience in content writing and likes her writing ethical and scientific-based.

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