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Talking to your doctor
The thought that your baby might be at risk for a serious RSV infection is scary for any parent, but your baby’s doctor is a valuable resource for putting your mind at ease.
Don’t hesitate to ask
If your baby was premature or was born with heart or lung problems, you’ve probably been bombarded by information about how to manage their unique needs. And RSV is just one more thing to watch out for.
But because it can cause serious complications like serious lower respiratory tract infections, it’s important that a discussion with your baby’s doctor about RSV doesn’t get lost in the shuffle.
Your question checklist
Be prepared when you visit your baby’s doctor. Ask these questions to make sure you’re getting all the information you need.
If your baby is considered to be at high risk for serious complications from an RSV infection, talk to your doctor. Ask what you can do to help protect your baby, and what steps you should take if he/she develops any symptoms.
Get the facts.
Ask your doctor.