What is Respiratory Syncytial Virus and how to avoid it Part1

What are the symptoms of RSV in a child?
Symptoms start about 2 to 5 days after contact with the virus.

The early phase of RSV in babies and young children is often mild, like a cold. In children younger than age 3, the illness may move into the lungs and cause coughing and wheezing. In some children, the infection turns to a severe respiratory disease. Your child may need to be treated in the hospital to help with breathing.

The most common symptoms of RSV include:

Runny nose
Fever
Cough
Short periods without breathing (apnea)
Trouble eating, drinking, or swallowing
Wheezing
Flaring of the nostrils or straining of the chest or stomach while breathing
Breathing faster than usual, or trouble breathing
Turning blue around the lips and fingertips
The symptoms of RSV can seem like other health conditions. Make sure your child sees his or her healthcare provider for a diagnosis.