Patient Comments: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) - Symptoms

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Comment from: Charley, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: May 22

This is my experience with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. I'm 50 years old. It all started with low grade fever, runny nose and nasal congestion. The second day, I started coughing badly and it was dry (irritating). I was in bed entirely for the next two days. Just felt really tired. No appetite, along with body and joint aches. I got productive cough on the fourth day (whitish to yellowish). I visited the local doctor and was advised to do some blood test (including blood chemistry). I was started on oral antibiotics. But the following day, instead of just doing blood test, we decided to drop by at the Emergency Care at a local hospital. Because I just felt awful. Anyhow, all blood tests were fine. But the nasopharyngeal swab came back positive of RSV. I stayed there for 5 hours and was sent home with antibiotics and rest for a week. But at least we knew what it was.

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