Tony: It's possible, but unlikely. He's in the best place he can be, though.
Toria, the virus is much more common in children. However, it would probably be a good idea to have your elderly parents' get their long-term coughs checked out by a healthcare provider. --Emily
Concerned mother, no NKY cases have been reported to the Northern Kentucky Health Department, but there have been cases in other parts of Kentucky. --Emily
1p36 -- the virus begins with cold-like symptoms. Keep a good eye on him. If he has underlying respiratory issues like asthma, he should see his physician.
Charlene: yes, it hasthe potential to adversely affect those with underlying respiratory conditions, as the virus can exacerbate these conditions Mike Samet
HS -- Good hygiene is key....wash hands, catch coughs/sneeszes; disinfectsurfaces....Mike
Bobby, there is no vaccine to prevent. It is contagious. Cure various, based on the severity of the illness. --Emily
Rosie: Enterovirus is very common.....there are more than 100 of them. This one is somewhat different in that it is causing respiratory symptoms vs. the usual GI viral symptoms -- Mike
Lisa, if cold symptoms last beyond the 7 day mark, it's a good idea to be seen by a health care provider. I'd urge your husband to get checked out to see what's going on. --Emily
Pam, I'd call your daughter's pediatrician and share her symptoms and they can let you know what they'd like you to do, and keep an eye on her for any breathing difficulties.
Amber: if it's just an average cold, it should subside in a couple days. If symptoms persist or if the child has additional respiratory conditions, best to see your doctor....Mike
hands mm, if cold symptoms last beyond one week, it's a good idea to get checked out, as it could be something serious. Most colds clear up within a few days. However, remember that colds are viruses, so they do not need to be treated with antibiotics. --Emily
Brandy: It's always a good idea to keep your doctor in the loop. He/she will know what's best for your 6 year old.....especially as an asthma patient, we don't want this to get ahead of him.....Mike
Heather, I'd contact your son's pediatrician for advice, and be sure to mention how long the symptoms have been going on. --Emily