How Can I Tell if My Child Has RSV?

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With all the news about RSV surging in infants and toddlers, you may be wondering what to do if your kid gets a stuffy nose or fever this fall. You’re in good company — even parents who work as pediatric health care providers struggle sometimes.“It’s hard as a parent to decipher your child’s symptoms because toddlers are often sniffling and coughing,” says Anne Geistkemper, MSc, RRT, a neonatal pediatric respiratory therapy manager at RUSH. Still, there’s no need to panic if you think your child might be getting sick.Here, Geistkemper describes some symptoms of RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, and when you should get medical help.

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