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Are there good natural treatments for CMV infection

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Usually none needed: Most CMV infections do not require treatment, alternative or otherwise. CMV needs to be treated when it complicates immune deficiency and in that cas... Read More
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
NO!!!: What are "natural" treatments? These otc preparations have seldom had any proven effectiveness, they have been implicated in the production of numero... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
Oral vs Intravenous: Intravenous gancyclovir is very effective. Clever chemists have added valine to gancyclovir (valgancyclovir) making it a very effective oral option.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Usually none needed: Usually no treatment is needed for CMV infection. CMV becomes a problem in people with immune deficiency and it is the immune disorder that needs pri... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Hyperimmune Ig.: Infusion of hyperimmune anti-cmv immunoglobulin has been shown to improve outcomes from in utero CMV infection. Postnatal treatment is also warranted ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Viral cultures, etc: This form of infection is usually asymptomatic and is acquired at birth by passage through the birth canal or after birth by maternal milk. CMV can c... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Yes, major problem: CMV infection in utero can be fatal or leave the infant with numerous deficiencies, some of which may be life-threatening.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Usually asymptomatic: This form of infection is usually asymptomatic infection is acquired at birth by passage through the birth canal or after birth by maternal milk. CMV... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Not CMV: Exercise and water intake are important for health. Neither is specific for CMV. Most adults have CMV infection and unless the person gets immune dep... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Viral cultures, etc: The diagnosis is mostly done by tissue and peripheral blood leukosytes. These can take weeks. Other tests, like urine and saliva are not reliable, a... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Virus infection: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is an infection of the unborn baby which can produce low birth weight, occasionally spontaneous abortion. It can also produce m... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 38 years experience
It depends: According to the match of dimes "cmv is the most common congenital (present at birth) infection in the United States. Each year, about 40, 000 babies ... Read More

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