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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
35 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
From a virus: Infections most often are either bacterial ( ie strep throat) or viral ( ie the flu, the common cold) Bacterial infections are treatment with antibiot ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
A pattern: In general a bacteria,like a staph abscess, enters the body and attacks a specific region or site, spreading locally. Viruses usually enter the body t ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: The incubation, illness duration & effects of a given virus depends to a great extent on the virus and the pre-illness health of the patient. Some peo ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
29 years experience Radiology
Where?: Viral infection of the upper respiratory tract would include sinus congestion, runny nose, etc, with fever and aches. Viral gastroenteritis would b ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Some can be: Many viral infections such as herpes, varicella, rsv, hiv, hepatitis band influenza are treated with antiviral antibiotics. For others we have no eff ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
36 years experience Wound care
Infection by virus: An infection that is caused by a virus and not a bacteria.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
No/Yes: You do not use antibacterial antibiotics to treat viral infections. Some viral illnesses are treated with antiviral antibiotics such as using Acyclov ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
27 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on the virus: Viral infections can last a few days (the common cold, for example), several months (a bad case of mono), several years (warts), or the rest of your l ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ken Starnes
9 years experience General Practice
Not antibiotics: Antibiotics are for treating bacteria and should not be given for viral infections. Some viral diseases can be treated by antivirals, but not all. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
The symptoms of Viral infections include:: Neutropenia.

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