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Rashes From Viral Infections In Adults With Fever
New agents: New babies are pretected to some degree from the types of viruses the mom developed immunity to in her lifetime. This immunity is transient & passes thru the placenta during pregnancy.It lasts for a few months in most infants.Premis don't get as much as full term babies. If mom never had & developed immunity to a virus, baby will be susceptable. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Can neck pain, general malaise and nausea be only symptoms of bacterial meningitis in adults could vaccinated child pass disease to unvaccinated adult?
Not the only symptom: Bacterial meningitis causes a severe headache and neck ache- not just general malaise and nausea....That sounds more like flu. Viral meningitis can be passed form person to person and bacterial forms that we do not have vaccines for so yes to second part of question- if you have concerns about meningitis that person needs to be seen asap. ...Read more
Viruses: The newborn is fortunate to have temporary immunity to many viral illnesses based on moms lifetime of experiences. This temporary immunity is passed thru the placenta & begins to fade by 3-4 mo. After that point an kids get an average of 5-7 viral respiratory illnesses/yr and 2-3 diarrheal illnesses/yr. Some vaccines (mmr & hep b) are available to prevent some illnesses, but most will self heal. ...Read more
Do children with Chronic benign neutrophenia also have problem fighting viral infections or have problem only fighting bacterial infections?
Yes: They are caused by different germs that can infect a person at the same time. ...Read more
Not quantified: Secondary bacterial infections are common enough to make most of the lists of complications of ebv that leads to infectious mononucleosis, but i could not find that a case rate had been published at this time (i.e. A percentage of cases that develop secondary infections). The illness does cause relative immune compromise through splenic inflammation and neutropenia in some cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How will a doctor differentiate viral respiratory infection from bacterial infection? Signs are fever cough congestion, no sore throat - 4 days.
Usually easy: Normal w/ viral uri's to have a temp up to 72 hrs. If u have sore throat it's very unlikely to be strep when u also have cough/congestion (not always the case with kids). Flu is peaking now (in us) classic symptoms are high temp congestion, body aches, +\-sore throat or cough. If u r feeling unusually ill or measured temp exceeds 3 days u should be seen (sooner if u have chronic health cond. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Similar: The symptoms are pretty similar. The difference is in the ability to communicate the symptoms. ...Read more
Chicken Pox, Secondary infection from Blisters. Effectiveness of Augmentin? High fever not abating
What are the symptoms of autoimmune encephalomyelitis (ae) in 3m/o infant and can respiratory syncytial virus (rsv) be the cause?
Difficult question: Autoimmune means the body sets off an inflammatory reaction against itself. Encephalomyelitis means inflammation of the brain and spinal cord. Most cases are of unknown cause. Rsv is a terrible disease that can cause pneumonia but also inflammation of the brain with signs of encephalitis including seizures and encephalopathy with abnormal mri. The answer may then be that RSV could be a cause. ...Read more
PETECHIAE is...: Bleeding into the skin, doesn't blench on pressure. If associated with fever without localizing signs, indicates high risk for serious bacterial infection , e.g. Bacteremia, sepsis, meningitis. Viral rash, on the other hand, very common; seen as macular or maculo-papular rash that blenches on pressure. I assume, you are talking about viral rash. If petechiae, must see a doctor. ...Read more
Can women suffering from galactorrhea cause HIV or some kind of bacterial or fungal infection in adults from sucking those breast?
Child needs care: It always concerns me when a child this age has sore throat and fever because of the risk of a strep infection. Untreated strep throat can cause complications like rheumatic heart disease. Also, your doctor needs to examine the throat for abscess and/or swelling that could endanger the airway. If a strep test isn't available, I recommend a 10 day course of a penicillin antibiotic. ...Read more
My 3 yrs old son has a rash around his mouth mainly, on the cheeks, forehead, behind the ears and the neck. No fever, no recent viral infection.
Parvovirus B19: You may be describing erythema infectiosum caused by infection with parvovirus b19. He will probably develop a lacy rash on arms or trunk within a few days. It is also called slapped face fever. The overwhelming majority of these infections are benign and self-limited and require no treatment. ...Read more
4.5 years old daughter always gets very high fever like 104, 105 F with even short lasting viral infections. What could be the reason?
Some do: Some kids have a very sensitive system that responds with high fever to most triggering events. Some do less. I don't find it anything to be excessively concerned about. However, each illness must be monitored by this and other features like activity level, tolerance of feeding, fluid intake, etc. . ...Read more
Wbc 16 and esr 19 slightly high for 3 months igE 191 ldh normal viral infections with fever every month for 1 year should I be concerned about cancer?
Stop worrying: Sed rate and CRP are in my opinion (as a lab specialist) worthless as screens for serious disease if the history and physical are basically normal. Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on the high end. WBC 16,000 can result from a cold shower -- if you feel okay, all that really matters is whether the cells all look normal. IgE 191 IU/mL is normal. ...Read more
Many: Epstein barr virus (mononucleosis), cocksakie a & b, adenovirus, . ...Read more
4 years daughter’s fever goes to 104 to 105 F whenever she gets viral infection. Is so high every single time normal?
It happens: Some kids develop higher fevers than others with the same type of germ. It is very individual. Kids also have wider temperature swings when young than they will when they get older. By the time they become adults more than 102 would be rare. ...Read more
If my kid has been running fever since friday janurary 27th and hasnt dropped it does that rule out it just being a viral infection?
Not neccessarily: Viral infections can last 7-10 days, and cause fevers. Even the flu is a virus, and can cause fevers for 2 weeks! however, typically the fevers respond to tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin and are not over 103-104. If you child is very young (<2 yo), fevers don't respond to medicine, or if you are worried about anything else, it would be wise to get them checked to be sure. ...Read more
My 4 year old son was ill due a viral infection and had associated fever. Today his body temp was low and it was 35.5 c. Is this serious?
Temperature: The temp falls within the realm of normal. It is especially on the low side in the mornings. ...Read more
I think i hve a viral infection, lot of congestion and a fever of 100.2. The fever started today but the congestion for 4 days. What should I do?
Not enough info: With the information you're giving it is impossible to tell viral from bacterial or even fungal. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful response without additional history, physical examination and may be lab tests. If the symptoms have lasted two week, it is time to see your doctor. ...Read more
I have a fever (viral infection) can I do moderate workouts (with few high intensity exercises) will it help or worsen my health and recovery?
Fever.: I know that you may get varied responses on this. However, i would suggest that if you actually have a fever that you rest & hydrate well. If you had a common cold with just sniffles - i would say go for it as long as you didn't push it too hard. By the way for your dry throat you can gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
My little one has been diagnosed with a viral infection. How long should we expect this to last? Getting worried. She has had a fever since Sunday
Many: Lots of viruses can cause a high fever - influenza (flu) is one of them. Colds can cause fevers too. So can the "stomach flu" - which are often viruses. Having a fever or the number that it reaches isn't in and of itself a cause for concern. Doctors are more concerned with why a fever is happening. ...Read more
My 1yr has been spiking up fevers up to 103. I took her to the ER and was told it is a viral infection.week now and still has fever @night.
Not unusual: It's not unusual for a viral infection to last a week or longer, esp. the strains currently circulating. Antibiotics will not help and do more harm than good. Fever is how the body fights infection so suppressing the fever with Tylenol (acetaminophen) will prolong her illness. I advise Umcka, a herb proven to help many viral infections, and 500 mg of Vit C 2-3x/day. Vit D3 1000 iu/day boosts immune function. ...Read more
My son is 5 took him to quick care yesterday they said he had a viral infection his fever is up again I have him on motrin anything else i can do?
Patience: Hydrate, keep comfortable and give it 3-5 days to get better, if no worse than when seen. ...Read more
Viral illness: Cannot diagnose you without a history and physical exam, but if you are really feeling poorly would strongly suggest you see a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Define "high": I have some parents think 101 is a high temp while others don't until it hits 104. Any sustained (continuous) high fever over 102 suggests a bacterial infection not a virus. Viruses often reach 104 but cycle up & down over several days. By day 3-4 I expect it to be under 102 or check them. Some viruses maintain elevated temps for a week or more. ...Read more
Have a viral infection everytime i try sleep i sweat even with no fever is this suppose to happen?i cant get any rest
See a doctor please: Night swear is a sign of a different illness please go and see a doctor for proper evaluation . Do not ignore it please ...Read more
4 year old did blood test and ptt level came back at38 but it was also during a viral infection (with fever). how long for ptt to normalize?
PTT: I am not clear as to why a PTT test was done in the first place with a viral syndrome. Can you be a little more specific? Was there a problem with blood clotting? ...Read more
Then she had a viral infection since March when the first lab was done and now second lab was done& its same.she's been running fever for 12 weeks?
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