8 ways to prevent RSV respiratory infections

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Now, everywhere you turn, there are people infected with the RSV virus, especially young children. and the elderly What is this disease like? Is it more dangerous than the common cold? And what are the ways to prevent it? Health has an answer from the Department of Disease Control. The Ministry of Public Health has brought

8 ways to prevent RSV respiratory infections

What is RSV disease?

RSV disease or respiratory infection caused by the RSV virus is a disease caused by the  Respiratory Syncytial Virus  that causes infected people to have flu-like symptoms. Can be transmitted by touching the secretions of an infected person. The virus enters the โปรโมชั่น ufabet body through the eyes, nose, mouth or direct contact with the virus by shaking hands. It spreads easily through coughing or sneezing. In Thailand, RSV virus is often found during the rainy and winter seasons.

RSV disease risk group

RSV respiratory infections were found in all groups. But symptoms are more severe in the following people:

  • small child
  • premature child
  • Elderly people over 65 years old
  • People with chronic diseases such as diabetes, lung disease, heart disease
  • People with abnormal immune system problems

Symptoms of RSV

Symptoms of patients with RSV respiratory infection that appear approximately 4-6 days after being exposed to the virus. Infected people will have the following symptoms:

  • Have a fever
  • cough
  • have mucus
  • sore throat
  • If the symptoms are severe, there will be rapid breathing and labored breathing due to pneumonia.
  • Eat little food
  • depressed
  • Symptoms will become more severe. If the patient is a young child or an elderly person with lower immunity than normal

Treating RSV Disease

Most treatments are symptomatic. As for medicines specifically for treating viruses It is still being studied and is not yet officially available in Thailand.

Prevention of RSV disease

Currently, there is no vaccine to prevent RSV infection. But we can prevent infection and reduce the spread of the virus by the following methods.

  1. Wash your hands regularly, such as before eating.
  2. Avoid contact with an infected person, such as someone with the flu or pneumonia. Especially children born prematurely and infants between the ages of 1-2 months 
  3. Do not use unclean hands to touch your nose or eyes.
  4. Do not share drinking glasses and avoid using drinking glasses that have already been used by the patient.
  5. Clean children’s toys regularly. Especially after finding that sick children came into contact with or played with the toys. 
  6. for patients If you are sick, you should take a break and cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
  7. Always clean the house
  8. Drink lots of water because water causes secretions such as mucus to form. Not too sticky and does not interfere with the work of the respiratory system

Symptoms of RSV infection usually improve in older children and adults. After receiving treatment for 1-2 weeks, if the patient’s symptoms do not improve, such as panting, being tired, eating less food You should hurry to see a doctor.