You should seek medical care if your child is experiencing symptoms that don’t go away, severe or worsening symptoms, or any other emergency signs or symptoms. Most RSV infections go away on their own in a week or two. There is no specific treatment for RSV infection, though researchers are working to develop vaccines and treatments. There is a medicine (called palivizumab) that can help protect some babies and young children at high risk for severe RSV disease, typically premature infants and young children with certain heart and lung conditions. It is delivered as a series of monthly shots during RSV season. If you are concerned about your child’s risk for severe RSV infection, talk to your child’s healthcare provider.