Well, it is important to get ahead of the game with nasal (and oral) suctioning. Removing the mucous is the key for many infants and it can keep them out of the hospital. Using a regular bulb suction or a commercial device to remove the mucous is so important. Also, placing a drop or two of regular saline in the nose (on each side) before suctioning the mucous can facilitate mucous removal. The saline drops help thin the mucous a bit, so the mucous can be evacuated easier. While there may be adjunctive medications or treatments that can be used to support the respiratory status of infants with RSV, the most important therapy is removing the nasal mucous regularly.
As a parent, what scares you the most about RSV?