Enterovirus D68 update

It is important to keep in mind that any “cold” or upper respiratory tract infection can cause wheezing. Enterovirus D68 is not any different. This virus tends to cause more people to experience difficulty breathing than a typical virus. There is no way to know in advance whether or not your child will develop wheezing when they get cold symptoms. Therefore, the best approach is to monitor their symptoms and call our office if your child develops wheezing or shortness of breath. If your child has asthma and begins to wheeze, then it is appropriate to treat the symptoms by giving asthma medications as prescribed. Our office should be notified if your child is not responding adequately to asthma treatments. Our doctors are available 7 days a week to check your child in the event that they do need to be seen and we can help you determine whether or not a visit is necessary if you are unsure.