As its name suggests, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a virus that affects the lungs. It has similar symptoms to the common cold, such as a cough, runny nose, congestion, and sore throat, and lasts about the same amount of time (one to two weeks). Jared Braunstein, D.O., an internist at the Medical Offices of Manhattan in New York City, says that RSV symptoms can be much worse and lead to life-threatening illnesses like bronchiolitis and pneumonia in seniors or people with weak immune systems. How can you make it as painless as possible? By trying these home remedies that really help you feel better. Read the article.