RSV in severe cases may be necessary to provide intravenous (IV) fluids and humidified oxygen. Mechanical ventilation is a breathing machine to ease breathing. A nebulized bronchodilator such as albuterol (ProAir HFA, Proventil-HFA, Ventolin HFA) may be used to relieve wheezing. This medication opens air passages in the lungs. Nebulized means it's administered as a fine mist that you breathe in. Occasionally, a nebulized form of ribavirin (Virazole), an antiviral agent, may be used.
Consensus was reached on 48 of the 57 preventive recommendations analysed. With respect to the 9 remaining issues, no consensus was reached, due to differences in professional opinion and the absence of established criteria among the majority of the experts. Only in 3 recommendations was the opinion of the experts associated with the speciality of origin.