My four year old was just diagnosed with rsv. The doctor did a swab of her nose and sent it off. We were told the results within 30 minutes. I am nervous because I have a one year old also and she has now started coughing, sneezing, and has snot running from her nose. Do you think she has it also?
Has your doctor tested for RSV? I believe it's a mucus test and it takes a couple days to get results. It doesn't hurt to get a second opinion.
She sounds rattly to me, that is why I have taken her in 3 times. They keep saying that it is just in her nose, it just sounds like her chest. After she coughs, the rattling stops. I think she just doesn't know how to get the phlem up. I am just wondering if a cold can turn into RSV of do they have to be exposed to it directly?
RSV is a very serious complication with children under the age of 2, but it can affect anyone. It is a severe upper respiratory infection. If you've taken her to get checked out she has a clean bill of health, trust your docs! They take RSV very seriously.
My newborn niece had RSV. She had a rattly cough in her lungs and had to have breathing treatments.
Remember, colds and coughs are normal for babies and young children because their immune system is building up immunities to those types of viruses and bacterias. Not every sniffle, cough, or sneeze warrants a rush to the hospital. If your DD is just coughing every now and then and has a runny nose, she probably just has the common cold.
But if she is wheezing, her lungs sound rattly, has trouble breathing, she needs to be seen ASAP!