Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) In Babies- Causes And Remedies.

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Your baby can pass through different stages before reaching a stabilize position. In this time duration, you can get panic and worried at so many points. Similarly, there is a virus named as a respiratory syncytial virus in newly born babies. This virus may look easy to deal with. But if it gets severe it can a big trouble. In severe cases, it can pneumonia, inflammation and lungs issues.

This disease can mostly find in babies who are born prematurely, children with the weak immune system and those who are below 2 years and suffering from lungs or heart disease. Here are some symptoms, causes and possible treatments of Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in babies.


Although newly born babies can daily come up with some unusual happenings there are some symptoms that we cannot ignore or take easy. These symptoms include.

    • Severe coughing with yellow or grey mucus.
    • Refusing for bottle feeding or breastfeeding
    • Irritation.
    • Little or no urination.
    • Crying out loud with no tears.
    • Lack of sleep.
    • Trouble breathing.
    • Upset stomach and dry skin.

Lack of sleep


This virus has no specific cause. Babies are often habitual to take everything in the mouth so it may possible that it can enter the body through mouth, eyes, and nose. It may also possible that RVS can transfer from an already infected baby. Contaminated objects and food can also transfer it from one baby to another. All viruses are bacteria’s that transfer from one to another.


Obviously, every disease can lead to lots of complications if not diagnosed and treated on time. Similarly, Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) can also create hurdles and difficulties for mommies. Here are some major complications that baby can face.


This virus may look like simple fever but it can be fatal. The worst condition includes pneumonia and in newly born babies it is hard to treat pneumonia. Body is sensitive and it giving strong antibiotics is not a good option.


Asthma is a chronic disease and won’t let your baby live in peace for the rest of life. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a respiratory disorder and it can immediately affect the lungs and respiratory tract. This is the reason that baby can suffer from asthma as well.

Middle Ear infection.

Our respiratory system is also connected with an ear so any respiratory infection or virus can also cause a middle ear infection. In Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) germs can enter the eardrum and thus increase the ailment.


This would be the ultimate result of any delay in the treatment. Your baby will get hospitalize and situation can get worst. It is recommended to take extra caution to avoid any severe condition.


Yes! Thankfully you can prevent your newly born from this virus. Here are some preventions that every mommy must take for baby’s health.

    • Wash your hands often.
    • Avoid touching often your kid if you have flu.
    • Only let people touch your kid if they have washed their hands first.
    • Take extra care of hygiene for your baby.
    • Avoid day care center for your baby.

wash hands

There is no vaccination for the Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). But you can get other vaccination for your kid at any time

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