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Old 11-27-2022, 04:16 PM
 
Location: The Bubble, Florida
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Thank you for your service!

Any tips on treatments/home remedies to minimize it?

I felt like something was coming on yesterday, then woke up last night barely able to swallow due to gunk in my throat. Slathered on the Vick's VapoRub, drank a bit of George's Aloe Vera juice, then took a homeopathic remedy for dry coughs. I would've taken an expectorant, but the only ones I had in the medicine cabinet were tablets. Ugh. No way could I swallow a pill last night. All that cleared me up enough to get back to sleep.
As I said - RSV isn't the "sickness". It's a virus that causes sickness. There is no treatment, preventative, or cure for RSV. You treat whatever manifests as a result of RSV.

So if you end up having a really snotty horrible cold, then treat that however you normally would. If you have bronchitis, treat that, however you normally would.

Water, Vick's/TigerBalm/BagBalm (or even Ben Gay if that's all you have in the house), flat or almost-flat gingerale, chicken soup, more water, lukewarm tea with lemon and honey (no milk), soft foods if you have a sore throat. If you get the bronchitis, try not to spend too much time laying on your back. Rest, but rest on your side, or propped up on pillows.

Stay away from other people. AND wear a mask if you aren't able to avoid other people. You will be HIGHLY contagious.
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Old 11-27-2022, 05:53 PM
 
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Well, duh.

The previous poster was claiming infants were dying from bronchitis.

My bad, I missed letters you are much smarter!!
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Old 11-28-2022, 06:19 AM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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Much ado about nothing. ..More 24 hour news cycle fodder.

There's nothng special about RSV in adults vs any routine virus.

When a patient is sick enough to present to a doc with signs of a respairtory infection, and sick enough to consider a bacterial cause, then samples are taken to look for bacteria & fungi-- both of which can be treated with specific antibiotics....

...but viruses (including RSV) have no specific treatment. Treatment is merely supportive-- fluids, O2 as needed, fever control, bronchodilators and mucolytics....No need to make a "defintive diagnoisis" of what virus is involved.

We've probably all been exposed to RSV as kids and therefore have an element of immunity as adults. Kids have more problems with it because they are not yet immune to it and have more trouble clearing the mucus from smaller respiratory passages and weaker cough muscles.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-...t/drc-20353104
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Old 11-28-2022, 07:59 AM
 
Location: in your dreams
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Much ado about nothing. ..More 24 hour news cycle fodder.

There's nothng special about RSV in adults vs any routine virus.

When a patient is sick enough to present to a doc with signs of a respairtory infection, and sick enough to consider a bacterial cause, then samples are taken to look for bacteria & fungi-- both of which can be treated with specific antibiotics....

...but viruses (including RSV) have no specific treatment. Treatment is merely supportive-- fluids, O2 as needed, fever control, bronchodilators and mucolytics....No need to make a "defintive diagnoisis" of what virus is involved.

We've probably all been exposed to RSV as kids and therefore have an element of immunity as adults. Kids have more problems with it because they are not yet immune to it and have more trouble clearing the mucus from smaller respiratory passages and weaker cough muscles.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-...t/drc-20353104
^Yeah, pretty much


This is why we continually see hospitals to be hotbeds of germs and infectious diseases. All these sick/contagious people rush into the doctor for something they should have treated at home - then spread it all around. Smh... My brother-in-law got MRSA in the hospital after having a hip replacement! All kinds of gross stuff in there to watch out for.
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Old 11-28-2022, 08:57 PM
 
Location: The Bubble, Florida
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It's bronchiolitis that kills infants and young children.
Yup you're right - I didn't even notice the auto-type put that in there and bronchitis is obviously not misspelled - it's the wrong word. Thanks for catching it!
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Old 11-29-2022, 08:58 AM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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. My brother-in-law got MRSA in the hospital after having a hip replacement! All kinds of gross stuff in there to watch out for.
In reality, your BIL more than likely brought his own MRSA in with him...Same with the pneumococcal pneumonia that will, statistcally speaking, be the final nail in coffin that kills half of us. We each already harbor those bugs in our lungs right now but our healthy immune systems keep them in check. You don't "catch" MRSA nor pneumonia.

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Yup you're right - I didn't even notice the auto-type put that in there and bronchitis is obviously not misspelled - it's the wrong word. Thanks for catching it!
Splitting rhetorical hairs...In fact, it's the infection in the "meat" of the lungs (pneumonitis) that kills by preventing adequate 02/co2 exchange at the alveoli level, resulting in shunting and exhausting the respiratory muscles.
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Old 11-29-2022, 09:15 AM
 
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^Yeah, pretty much


This is why we continually see hospitals to be hotbeds of germs and infectious diseases. All these sick/contagious people rush into the doctor for something they should have treated at home - then spread it all around. Smh... My brother-in-law got MRSA in the hospital after having a hip replacement! All kinds of gross stuff in there to watch out for.

You really think people are admitted to hospitals for things they should be treating at home? lol?
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Old 11-29-2022, 03:10 PM
 
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That's what the internet tells you, as I said in my first post. But see my 2nd post with quoted article.

Like I said, it depends on your definition of mild. My doctor said it isn't mild, he called it "a nasty virus" while adding that not many healthy adults people are hospitalized for it. I am a healthy adult under 65 and having difficulty breathing is not what I consider mild. The article I cited said " the morbidity associated with these reinfections suggest that RSV infections in working adults may result in appreciable costs for medical visits and absence from work."

Point being just because they aren't hospitalized doesn't mean it is "mild" in many healthy adults. It won't kill you but it may be the worst respiratory infection you've had in decades, like it was for me. Of course for some it will be mild too.
Most still means there will be a good percentage of people who do not fit the bill. There are always exceptions anyway. So of course in some adults RSV will not be mild. There are other factors that may also come into play. This is with any virus.
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Old 11-30-2022, 02:04 PM
 
Location: The Bubble, Florida
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Most still means there will be a good percentage of people who do not fit the bill. There are always exceptions anyway. So of course in some adults RSV will not be mild. There are other factors that may also come into play. This is with any virus.
The primary factors for adults:

Advanced age (65+)
Already immunocompromised

Everyone else will get sick, or not get sick. It's a crap-shoot. ALMOST everyone will be exposed to it, and ALMOST everyone who is exposed to it will be infected by it. Being infected by a virus doesn't mean you "get sick." Being sick involves having symptoms.
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Old 12-05-2022, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Mars City, TX / France
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Our 20-month old granddaughter was confirmed as having RSV. Her oxygen levels were below 90 (88 down to 86 at one point), and is now hospitalized. She's getting oxygen, as well as an IV (from dehydration). Her breathing was very fast, over 40 breaths per minute, before going in, which was not good. Anytime you have breathing problems and low oxygen, you're starving the body of a critical component.

This isn't a joke or fake news. This is REAL. I'm just glad in our case that she is in general very healthy, and not as young as some that this hits. But people saying "no big deal" and "don't worry about it", could be culpable if they led someone to not getting checked out, who later got much worse or died.

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