If you are ill, our Baytown ER staff is here to help. Call Altus Emergency Baytown to learn more about RSV, flu, and COVID-19.
Common signs include cold symptoms: congestion and cough to a fever or sore throat. RSV in newborns can cause moodiness, irritability, breathing problems, and more. RSV is caused by a virus and transmitted via infected droplets.
If you have a sore throat, muscle or body aches, a fever, or headaches, you could have the flu. Pediatric flu symptoms are the same as adults. Like RSV, you can catch the flu via the spread of infected droplets.
You can have COVID-19 with or without a fever. Some of the other symptoms to be aware of include a cough and breathing difficulties. One of the tell-tale signs of COVID-19 is the loss of taste or smell. It is also spread via infected droplets.
RSV symptoms can come on quickly and are more intense. They include respiratory signs, such as congestion and a cough. A fever and body aches are often signs of the flu.
A child with COVID-19 will have few signs, which may be mild. RSV can be more intense, progress quickly, and include breathing difficulties.
The flu and COVID-19 are alike. You may experience more stomach issues with the flu than with COVID-19, although that can vary by the variant you are infected with.
There are not many differences between the three illnesses. If you have noticed a loss of taste or smell, that is one indicator of Covid rather than RSV or flu.
These illnesses are similar, but consulting with our doctors in Baytown will get you the answers and treatment you need.