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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infection Topic Guide

RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) : Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is highly contagious and causes respiratory tract infections in young children. RSV symptoms and signs include cough, sneezing, wheezing, earache, sore throat, fever, and a stuffy or runny nose. RSV has no specific treatment.

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RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

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palivizumab Palivizumab

Palivizumab is a man-made antibody to respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-ul) virus (RSV). RSV can cause serious illness in children. Palivizumab helps keep RS...learn more »

acetaminophen (oral/rectal) Acetaminophen (oral/rectal)

Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer. There are many brands and forms of acetaminophen available. Not all brands are listed on this leaflet...learn more »

ibuprofen Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »