Treating Respiratory Syncytial Virus
The majority of moderate to severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections occur in very young children, particularly those with compromised immune systems, and they are a common reason for parents to bring their children to a medical provider.
At Physicians Immediate Care, we have the expertise to treat the symptoms of RSV, as well as provide the soothing care required to address the needs of the smallest patients. When parents bring their children into any of our clinics, they can be certain that they’ll receive effective one-on-one RSV treatment in a timely fashion.
Diagnosis and Treatment
The first step to proper RSV treatment is diagnosing the patient. Our providers will check children suspected to have the virus of symptoms common to respiratory infections. Such signs include:
- Coughing, which can range from mild to barking
- Low- or high-grade fever
- Runny nose
- Nasal congestion
- Difficulty breathing, which is often indicated by faster breathing than usual
- Tiredness or irritability
If a patient is found to have RSV, our providers will prescribe medications to help the child with their symptoms – or, in cases that develop into bacterial pneumonia, administer antibiotics to treat the infection itself.
For more information about the RSV treatment that we provide, give us a call, or walk into any of our clinics. You can also find your nearest clinic and reserve your time online.