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i think i got a virus i being losing a lot of weght

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience Family Medicine
Sickness: Please describe the symptoms of sickness. It will help to figure out if it is an infection. Consult a physician if the symptoms persist.

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Carr
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Common...: During any period of illness, there is an increase in systemic inflammation (blood vessels dilate to help mobilize cells to fight and also for nutriti ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
TO.R.C.H infections: Torch is a word composed of the first letters of several infections that can be passed to a fetus during pregnancy. Toxoplasmosis is acquired from un ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably not: Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE) is the most dangerous viral brain infection in the US (usually fatal or crippling) but also the rarest; the mo ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
36 years experience Dentistry
Not very easily: West nile virus (wnv) is transmitted through mosquito bites. (but only by mosquitoes that have been feeding on an infected bird.) it is possible to g ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes and No: Many people are working vigorously to contain this virus while others aren't taking appropriate precautions. Decisions made by one person have the po ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience Internal Medicine
PCR: Common molecular biochemical test to determine presence of viruses and certain bacterial disease such as lyme.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
COVID-19 and Food: COVID-19 needs a live host to grow so it cannot grow in food. It is believed that cooking food will kill the virus. It can however be transmitted by ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
19 years experience Pain Management
It can be reduced: No but the frequency of shingles can significantly be reduced: Zostavax was 64% effective for those age 60-69 years, 41% effective for those ages 70-7 ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Many possibilities: There are many reasons why you could have had more illness this past year. Some may be related to pure chance, while other reasons may be related to ... Read More
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