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What are the tests for adenovirus infection?

What are the tests for adenovirus infection?

Numerous : But generally not practical clinically. Usually this is retrospective, based on antibody titer rises, but increasingly PCR testing is becoming more available, and there is also viral isolation and identification, but this is very expensive. Usually a clinical diagnosis backed up by retrospective analysis. ...Read more

Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more


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How to tell the diference between cold and adenovirus 14?

How to tell the diference between cold and adenovirus 14?

Doesn't matter: Adenoviruses are a common strain of cold virus which in particular cause sore throats.In the time frame a diagnosis is made it is not feasible or medically helpful usually to figure out which strain is causing a cold.Adenovirus 14 is a particularly nasty strain of cold virus but also rather rare. If you are very sick, having a hard time breathing or quite weak, see a doctor no matter what strain. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for adenovirus infection?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for adenovirus infection?

Rest & fluids: For most cold & flu viruses, the only real treatment is supporting your body while it fights the infection. Plenty of rest and fluids are the most important component of the treatment. You can also manage symptom with a fever reducer (acetaminophen) and maybe a analgesic spray for your throat. Make sure you wash you hands regularly so you don't spread it! ...Read more

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I've been having extremely foul smelling gas after antibiotics . Now i feel gassy & toxic throughout the day & constantly leaking odor. Help plz!?

I've been having  extremely foul smelling gas after antibiotics . Now i feel gassy & toxic throughout the day  & constantly leaking odor. Help plz!?

Probiotic therapy: Antibiotics kill off the good bacteria in your digestive system, allowing "bad bacteria" to proliferate. Good bacteria are critical to digestion. If they are not present digestion is disrupted and digestive problems, such as odor and gas, can result. The solution is to consume probiotic supplements or foods such as greek yogurt and sauerkraut. Good bacteria in probiotics rebalance your system. ...Read more

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My mom had her thyroid removed 2 years ago and now antibodies have been found in her body, what does this mean and is this life threatening?

My mom had her thyroid removed 2 years ago and now antibodies have been found in her body, what does this mean and is this life threatening?

No problem: If you mean anti thyroid antibodies this is nothing to worry about. It is most likely a sign of hadhimotos disease which was the cause of her thyroid problem originally. If you mean a different antibody pmeSe re ask the question. ...Read more

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Help! abcess tooth 4 a very painful month.I go 2 the dentist monday.Went 2 urgent care 4 antibiotics.Will bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) help?Allergic to penicillian.How can I ease pain?Afraid it will go 2 throat or brain.

Help! abcess tooth 4 a very painful month.I go 2 the dentist monday.Went 2 urgent care 4 antibiotics.Will bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) help?Allergic to penicillian.How can I ease pain?Afraid it will go 2 throat or brain.

Yes bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is likel: Bactrim is likely to help. Penicillins like Amoxicillin work better for infections in the mouth. Please take some pain medicine as long as you have pain. You can take extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) unless your doctor gave you something stronger for pain already. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can adenovirus disease be cured?

Can adenovirus disease be cured?

By yourself...: There are no cases where there is a cure from adenovirus disease without your body mounting an effective immune response. There is no medication to cure adenovirus disease. As physicians, we can pretty much help with supportive management only - your immune system has to do the brunt of the work. ...Read more

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What is adenovirus infection?

What is adenovirus infection?

Many forms: This virus can produce several forms of infection. Pharyngo-conjunctival fever (or swimming pool fever) is one of the better known, but also gastroenteritis, upper respiratory tract infections and pneumonia can all occur. ...Read more