Prevention of Respiratory syncytial virus
Medications used to prevent Respiratory syncytial virus:
Some of the different medications in the possible prevention of Respiratory syncytial virus include:
Note:You must always seek professional medical advice about any treatment
or change in treatment plans.
Prevention of Respiratory syncytial virus:
Development of an RSV vaccine is a high research priority, but none is
yet available. Current prevention options include good infection-control
practices, RSV-IGIV, and an anti-RSV humanized murine monoclonal antibody.
RSV-IGIV or the anti-RSV humanized murine monoclonal antibody can be given
during the RSV outbreak season to prevent serious complications of infection
in some infants and children at high risk for serious RSV disease (e.g.,
those with chronic lung disease and prematurely born infants with or without
chronic lung disease). Frequent handwashing and not sharing items such
as cups, glasses, and utensils with persons who have RSV illness should
decrease the spread of virus to others. Excluding children with colds
or other respiratory illnesses (without fever) who are well enough to
attend child care or school settings will probably not decrease the transmission
of RSV, since it is often spread in the early stages of illness (read
about RSV in the
Child Care Setting). In a hospital setting, RSV transmission can and
should be prevented by strict attention to contact precautions, such as
handwashing and wearing gowns and gloves (read about CDC
Guidelines for Preventing Nosocomial Pneumonia). (Source: excerpt from Respiratory Syncytial Virus: DVRD)
Prevention Claims: Respiratory syncytial virus
Information on prevention of Respiratory syncytial virus comes from many sources.
There are some sources that claim preventive benefits
for many different diseases for various products.
We may present such information
in the hope that it may be useful,
however, in some cases claims of Respiratory syncytial virus prevention may be
dubious, invalid, or not recognized in mainstream medicine.
Please discuss any treatment, discontinuation of treatment,
or change of treatment plans with your doctor
or professional medical specialist.