It's very hard to
keep from catching RSV, just like it's hard to keep from catching a cold. But
you can lower the chances by practicing good health habits. Wash your hands
often, and teach your child to do the same. See that your child gets all the
vaccines your doctor recommends.
Medicines to prevent RSV may be given to babies and children who are more
likely to have problems with the infection. Sometimes these medicines don't
prevent RSV, but they may keep symptoms from getting serious.