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RSV/Strep Thoat

So our DD is 2 1/2 months and in daycare. We just got notice this morning of strep in her class, well the class is split in two and it was in the other half. Is there anything we can do to help prevent her from getting it other than keeping her home? Our best defense against any of that right now is that she's BF. Thank you!

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Asked by yesmaam at 12:08 PM on Mar. 22, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Strep is almost impossible for a child under the age of 2 years to get. RSV and strep throat are not in any way similar either. Keep BF, and watch for any fevers or coughs - that is your first clue that something's up. But I wouldn't worry about strep.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:43 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • Unfortunately, once that notice hits, the exposure period has probably already occurred. Make sure that her immune system is as strong as possible by her getting adequate sleep, vitamins, and food (milk). If you notice her acting funny, make sure you tell her ped what she could have been exposed to. Hopefully, she didn't come into contact with the germs, and if she did, she fights it off.


    Answer by ImaginationMama at 12:16 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • Strep is passed via air and contact and RSV is passed similarly to a cold. I would just try to make sure that you do your best to eat well so that she can have those antibodies to help her immune system.

    Answer by coala at 12:34 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • Thank you :)

    Comment by yesmaam (original poster) at 3:15 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

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