As we move into the fall season, we will inevitably see an increase in respiratory illnesses in children. The fall allergy season has kicked off earlier than normal, causing wheezing and coughing in children with a history of asthma and reactive airway disease.
As we move from fall into winter, surges in respiratory infections will be caused by Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), rhinovirus, influenza and other illnesses, with symptoms ranging from simple cold symptoms to asthma-like symptoms that don’t respond to asthma medications.
These infections are typically very contagious, therefore infection prevention and control measures will be important to protect your child, including:
Lou Romig, MD, FAAP, FACEP, Medical Director
After Hours Pediatrics Urgent Care