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Dr. Mark Pack
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Adenovirus Infection (Overview)

Adenovirus infections are one of the most common causes of the common cold. Adenoviruses can also affect the gastro-intestinal system, the eyes, and other organs.


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What sort of problem is an adenovirus infection?

What sort of problem is an adenovirus infection?

Adenovirus: Adenovirus is a common virus that can cause illnesses in multiple parts of the body. They can cause acute respiratory disease, pharyngoconjunctival fever, epidemic keratoconjunctivitis, acute hemorrhagic cystitis, gastroenteritis. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Adenovirus Infection (Overview)

Adenovirus infections are one of the most common causes of the common cold. Adenoviruses can also affect the gastro-intestinal system, the eyes, and other organs.


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What are symptoms of adenovirus infection?

What are symptoms of adenovirus infection?

Common cold: Adenovirus causes the common cold. Symptoms typically include fever, cough, running nose and fatigue. There is currently no antiviral medication thata can appropriately treat it, but it tends to resolve within 1 week. Adenovirus can also cause "pink eye", a conjunctivitis that is easy to spread to others. Avoidance of others helps decrease the spread of the disease. ...Read more

Dr. Dale Tylor Dr. Tylor
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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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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

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Treating Clostridium Difficile Infection (Checklist)

Know it's a common complication of taking antibiotics
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Minimize use of broad spectrum antibiotics & stay out of hospitals
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Use probiotics to outcompete the clostridium difficile bacteria
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How can I treat an adenovirus infection?

How can I treat an adenovirus infection?

Hygiene, eyedrops: If you have an adenovirus infection of the eye (s), there is no known anti-viral product available. You should be careful not to spread the infection (usually by contact with fingers to eyes), and keep the eyes lubricated and clean. Usually this will clear in 3-10 days depending upon the virus. If the vision is down, the pain significant or pus is present, see an ophthalmologist. ...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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Treating a Kidney Infection (Checklist)

Call dr if you have fever or back pain. Kidney infections are serious
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Begin your antibiotic immediately and complete the entire course
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Drink plenty of fluids to stay well-hydrated and help flush infection
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Get plenty of rest and sleep to help your body fight the infection
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Is there a cure for adenovirus infection?

No: A viral infection has only supportive measures. Unless there is a 2ndary bacterial complication , where antibiotics will be necessary. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my adenovirus infection until I can see a doctor?

Adenovirus: 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 - will also help with aches and headaches) and an analgesic spray for your throat. Make sure you wash you hands regularly so you don't spread it! ...Read more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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Do not occlude or cover eyes
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If you have pink eye, wash face towels with hot water separately
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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

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How can I treat an adenovirus infection?

Hygiene, eyedrops: If you have an adenovirus infection of the eye (s), there is no known anti-viral product available. You should be careful not to spread the infection (usually by contact with fingers to eyes), and keep the eyes lubricated and clean. Usually this will clear in 3-10 days depending upon the virus. If the vision is down, the pain significant or pus is present, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Lewis Dr. Lewis
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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
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Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
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What are symptoms of adenovirus infection?

Common cold: Adenovirus causes the common cold. Symptoms typically include fever, cough, running nose and fatigue. There is currently no antiviral medication thata can appropriately treat it, but it tends to resolve within 1 week. Adenovirus can also cause "pink eye", a conjunctivitis that is easy to spread to others. Avoidance of others helps decrease the spread of the disease. ...Read more

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Anyone had adenovirus infection and done ok?

Yes: I would say most people would have no residual effects it is not lethal except in very very very rare situations. ...Read more

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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

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What sort of problem is an adenovirus infection?

Adenovirus: Adenovirus is a common virus that can cause illnesses in multiple parts of the body. They can cause acute respiratory disease, pharyngoconjunctival fever, epidemic keratoconjunctivitis, acute hemorrhagic cystitis, gastroenteritis. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Infection (Definition)

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