Considered the most favorable periods for the proliferation of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), because they are the coldest and driest seasons, in autumn and winter it is more frequent to observe an increase in children hospitalized for bronchiolitis and pneumonia. In this way, preventive measures and early diagnosis are tools to avoid the worsening of the clinical picture.
Breastfeeding, for example, is an important immune booster. In other words, early weaning makes the child more fragile. Also, in the case of people who smoke, it is important to prevent the child from being exposed to smoke.
“Respiratory viruses have common symptoms such as cough, fever, sore throat and runny nose. In RSV, what catches the eye is the baby’s age – it usually affects the children up to 2 years old – and difficulty in breathing, symptoms associated with the time of year with the predominance of virus circulation Of course, there are also tests to find out which virus affects the child at this “A persistent fever and a child who does not react to stimuli are warning signs. This is true for all illnesses. Young children with respiratory problems should be evaluated by doctors”, guide Renato Kfouri , pediatrician, infectiologist and president of the Department of Immunization of the Brazilian Society of Pediatrics (SBP), during his participation yesterday in the Estadao Think Forum “Bronchiolitis and pneumonia can attack even indoors – save your warrior from having to fight RSV” sponsored by AstraZeneca.
The information comes from the newspaper. State of Sao Paulo.