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Do not kiss kids, you can save lives

This is the season for cold, and for early children and infants this season is a particularly worried one. You…

This is the season for cold, and for early children and infants this season is a particularly worried one. You may have heard of the latest social media message controversy called “Do not Kiss My Baby”. Have you wondered what the big deal is and why this campaign has become so popular? Perhaps you thought the parents wrote if this was too cautious and just germafobes.

This post will reveal why the message “Do not Kiss My Baby” online has gotten so much traction and why it’s actually a social concern.

What is RSV?

RSV stands for respiratory syncytial virus. This is a common virus in infants and early childhood. At the age of 2-3, most children have been infected at any time.

RSV infections tend to emerge from autumn to spring in temperate climate, such as Canada. For many children, RSV is a common winter disease, similar to the cold. However, for an early child and child under 2 years, RSV can lead to infection in the lungs, leading to the child’s hospital stay. It can cause pneumonia and in the most serious cases it may cause bronchiolitis in the first year of life.

What are the symptoms and consequences of RSV?

Symptoms can occur first in an infant like the following:

  • Fever
  • Runny nose
  • Other cold-like symptoms

RSV is a highly infectious virus. If your baby shows these signs, contact your pediatrician. In adults, symptoms are generally released as normal cold.

Practical Tips for Keeping Kids In This Season

It is very easy to capture RSV, making premature children and children under 2 years even more risky. To reduce the risk of spreading RSV to a vulnerable infant, consider these practical tips:

  • Wash or clean your hands regularly : RSV is a common virus spread through physical contact, such as touching the skin, kiss or shake hands with an infected person.
  • Cover your mouth when sneezing : RSV can spread through the air if an infected person coughs or sneezes, causing the disease to become airborne. [1

    9659009] Clean appropriate surfaces if an infected person has been present. : RSV can live for hours on countertops, door knobs and other surfaces that are often touched with hands.

  • If infected with colds or fever, stay away from children under 1 year : Because premature and very young children risk hospitalization and extremely dangerous disease. Be conscientious and do not subject illness to a vulnerable child.
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