As most of you all know I am a working mom, I have been working continually since I was 15 years old through high school, college until today. I love my busy life, the only issue I have with working is not being able to be home to take care of my daughter and my husband and I depended on day care. Day care was not what I wanted for my children when I was a little girl, I wanted to be able to stay home and be with my baby at all times.
Unfortunately that is not how things worked out and day care was a must for us. I was so concerned to send my daughter with all of those kids, I was afraid she would catch colds, and goodness knows what else. Luckily I am a bit of a germ a phob and when she was in day care I made sure her toys, clothing hands were washed regularly. My daughter was fortunate and she did well in day care, and was not affected my RSV. Now that she is in school she is doing just as well. Check out this great inforgraphic, this really gives you a great breakdown of this virus.
Your child may be in day care full time or part time, or they may be in school. If your child is in a daycare or school setting, they are still at risk for contracting contagious germs and viruses, like RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus).
What is RSV Disease?
RSV is a virus that infects the lungs
- RSV or respiratory syncytial [sin-sish-uhl] virus is a contagious viral disease that may infect a person's lungs and breathing passages
- Most children will catch RSV by the age of 2 years
- RSV spreads rapidly among children. While most will recover in 1 to 2 weeks, even after recovery, infants and children can continue to spread the virus for 1 to 3 weeks
This is such a scary disease. An astounding two-thirds of kids under age one will contact the RSV virus, and nearly 100$ of babies will face this virus before they are age two? One of the scariest things about this virus is that the symptoms are much like the symptoms of the common cold. Since infants, especially those who are born prematurely their lungs are not developed fully and they are at the most risk for catching RSV (Respiratory syncytial virus) a serious respiratory infection.
Be sure to watch out for some of the symptoms, Fast breathing, Coughing or wheezing that does not stop, Bluish color around the mouth or fingernails, Fever. Make sure to keep a watch for these symptoms and if you think your child may have RSV make sure to visit your health care provides immediately. This virus is extremely contagious, so if you think one of your children may have RSV keep him/her away from other siblings and keep them from day care and school to not infect the other children. During RSV season November – March make sure to protect your babies make sure to wash toys, hands, and bedding frequently . Try to avoid crowds and cigarette smoke.
Be sure to know the symptoms, and contact your child’s pediatrician if your child exhibits one or more of the following, Severe coughing, wheezing or rapid gasping breaths, Blue color on the lips, mouth, or under the fingernails High fever and extreme fatigue. Make sure to check out the websites the RSV Protection Site
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