Could your child’s cold lead to something more serious?

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Thursday 2 December 2021

Tags: health, bronchiolitis, RSV, coughs and colds

If you have a baby or toddler please join us at 11-11:30am on Tuesday 7 December on Facebook Live to find out more about respiratory viruses in young children from our guest expert,  Dr Martin Samuels, consultant paediatrician at world-renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital and the University Hospital of North Midlands.

Coughs and colds are everywhere this time of year but at the moment the number of very young children catching a common cough and cold virus called RSV (or respiratory syncytial virus) is skyrocketing. Most children will recover quickly after catching RSV. However, some very young children who catch this virus, especially if they have an underlying health condition, will go on to develop a serious breathing problem called bronchiolitis which makes it much harder to breathe and they may need hospital treatment.  

Join our expert, Dr Samuels on 7 December on Facebook and you’ll have the chance to find out more about the symptoms you should look out for and feel more confident about what to do if your child’s cold develops into something more serious. You’ll also hear from other parent carers with children who have caught RSV and bronchiolitis  and of course you’ll be able to ask Dr Samuels any questions you have too!

Make sure you confirm your attendance on our Facebook Event page so you’re alerted when the livestream starts on 7 December.