did you baby ever get RSV, and did you notice any long lasting effects?

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Carrie - posted on 01/14/2009

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Hi Janelle,

My oldest daughter got it when she was 2mths old and out of my 3 daughters she is the healthiest.

Holle - posted on 01/13/2009

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Actually there hasn't been any real data that shows that RSV causes breathing troubles later in life for a child. It is a virus and it will run it's course. I am sure there are children that have had RSV and then asthma problems and whatnot later, but I don't think that the RSV is the cause. I am not a doctor, but everything I have seen has said the same general thing.

Holle - posted on 01/13/2009

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My son had RSV at 6 months and was put in the hospital for 2 days. He hasn't had any lasting effects from it. I do take him tomorrow about maybe needing tubes for his ears, but that is not related. I think your son will do fine and have no lasting effects. It is scary when it happens though!

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Velonikapluka - posted on 05/19/2012

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Hi my name is Velonika my daughter contracted RSV Bronchiolitis at the age of three months and she is 19 years old, she has never had anymore problems and does not get asthma she now and then gets the odd cold. she's pretty much a health individual.

Margaret - posted on 01/14/2009

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My son was hospitlaized with RSV at age 4 mos. Thankfully, he has not developed asthma, however, he is prone to getting a cough every time he gets a cold. Luckily when we were discharged from the hospital, they gave us a nebulizer. When the cough first comes on, we make sure he has a humidifier in his bedroom and we nebulize him if the cough sounds tight. This nips it in the bud before it can become anything more serious. He is 5 years old now and he rarely even gets a cold, maybe twice a year.

Jennifer - posted on 01/14/2009

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My son had RSV when he was 17 months old. He has not sufffered from any long term effects as a result.  Children who have had RSV are at a higher risk for developing asthma or other respiratory airway diseases, but luckily my son has not.

Stacey - posted on 01/13/2009

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My son who is 10 now, had RSV when he was 10 days old. Until this year, he has been on breathing treatments and inhalers. I decided to see how he would do this year and knock on wood, he has been fine without any meds. I'm not sure that RSV played a role in his problems, but he had tubes put in his ears at 11 months old, has severe excema, food allergies, etc. I know he's getting better with age.

Buffy - posted on 01/13/2009

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yes my 6 year old got it when he was about 9 or 10 months old. He has asthma from it and you can tell when the weather changes here in michigan to becouse his asthma kicks in. We keep the breathing michean where i know where it is at all the time. just this year he has lurned how to do it his self. and knows when he need it to

Yvonne - posted on 01/13/2009

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Yes and yes. He was 4 days old when he got it, he is now 15 and has  had asthma his whole life because of the r.s.v.  It has been controlable and he has improved over the years[less attacks]  but none the less he still has asthma. A friend of mine.son also had r.s.v. and has suffered no effects at all. I think it depends on the severity and treatment. Ask your doc. just to be sure. 

Yvonne - posted on 01/13/2009

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Yes and yes. He was 4 days old when he got it, he is now 15 and has  had asthma his whole life because of the r.s.v.  It has been controlable and he has improved over the years[less attacks]  but none the less he still has asthma. A friend of mine.son also had r.s.v. and has suffered no effects at all. I think it depends on the severity and treatment. Ask your doc. just to be sure. 

Sharon - posted on 01/13/2009

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HI,



My Baby who is now 10 had RSV at 8 months, she was hospitalized for 2 weeks.

She has had tonsilitis and respitory coughs since then

Sarah - posted on 01/13/2009

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Hi my name is Sarah, I am a mother of 3! Yes I have been in nd out of Daughters offices in my time. I think ever doctor has a different name every time. But anyway, my 2y.o just got over it and is fine. For as much respritory junk as my children have gotten they are all just fine!



Hope this helps!

Teri - posted on 01/13/2009

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Hi Janelle,



My daughter got it when she was just 12 days old.  We spent two days in the ICU and a week in the hospital.  So scary, since she was so small.  Remarkably, she did not suffer any lasting effects.  She is very healthy and has always been very active.  She never had any issues with asthma or bronchitis.  In fact, she rarely even gets colds. 



I hope that this helps.



 

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