Beyond Flu: RSV

December 27, 2018

If you aren’t super familiar with RSV, you still may have heard it mentioned in conjunction with children—it’s super common, but can get serious quickly with babies (often requiring time in the hospital). But RSV isn’t a get-it-once virus. Like the flu and cold, you can get RSV every year, or even several times a year. And the thing that makes RSV stand out, even if you’re an adult with a healthy immune system? A cough that can last for months—and that keeps you contagious for others. Make sure you’re supporting your immune system this winter with colloidal silver.

RSV, or Respiratory Syncytial Virus, is pretty common—it can look like a cold, or it can flare into a full blown lower-respiratory infection, sending the very young and old (or otherwise immunocompromised) to the hospital for a serious stay. You should treat everyone with a lingering cough as contagious, and support your immune system accordingly.

If you’ve never heard of it, don’t assume that it’s not common in your area. Viruses in general are more common than they were a few decades ago, and kids are going through a longer list of mild childhood illnesses (including several viruses that cause roseola, RSV and other respiratory viruses, etc.). Part of it is that respiratory diseases like these pass easily to others, especially at jobs where employees can’t easily take time off and have lots of contact with the public—like at restaurants.

Make sure you’re supporting your immune system with colloidal silver, especially if you end up with RSV. A lingering cough (if you don’t maintain immune support including TLC and rest) can easily turn into a bacterial infection—and become serious for even those who are normally healthy. It can also weaken your immune system and leave you susceptible to other infections—so stay prepared, and stay supported with colloidal silver.

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