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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.


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