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What are food that boost immunity against Ebola ?what are the basic symptoms first aid of Ebola?what organ does the virus attack first?regards
Ebola: There are no particular foods that would boost immunity against the Ebola virus. Sx’s of Ebola Virus may include: Fever > 101.5 F, marked headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, muscular pain, weakness & hemorrhaging (eyes, ears, nose, mouth, rectum). Treatment of ebola is symptomatic (maintain blood pressure, intravenous fluids & electrolytes etc). ...Read more
Can you tell me if there are combination of minerals & vitamins that aid the body in overcoming a virus?
No: Nothing proven by good scientific research so far. See paul offit's book -do you believe in magic- for an excellent review of this subject. ...Read more
What is the actual purpose of vitamin c? If taking it daily will not aid in the prevention of catching viruses, should I even bother taking it?
Reasonable question: People have long thought taking various vitamins, often at much higher than prescribed doses can help with various problems. However, no reliable study results show that vitamin c makes a different in a person with normal levels. Best bet for good health is eating well, exercising, sleeping, enjoying what you do, and maybe take a regular multivitamin a day. If you think extra vitamin c helps, okay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a fever 99.6 and almost throw up this morning but did not can a virus be working on me? I work in health care home health aid
Yes, but...: While most individuals with your symptoms have a viral illness, possibly with gastroenteritis, my concern would be the underlying disease state that requires the medications listed. Symptoms of adrenal insufficiency can also give similar complaints, with or without dehydration. Have you been fully evaluated by an endocrinologist and undergone tilt testing? Hypotension is best Rxed w/salt & fluids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My lyphocyte count is 18.4%. But my doctor said its viral even though after many tests being -ve no concl on which virus.if its viral shdnt it b high?
Low lymphocytes: Higher lymphocytes are usually associated with viral infections. However this is not a given. One should never decide just from a lymphocyte or a leucocyte count whether it is a viral or bacterial. History, health of other members of the family or friends, a thorough examination by a doctor. total leucocyte counts, CRP ESR and other tests all aid in making a differentiation. ...Read more
Why do I have pain on my left side stomach when i can't relieve gas while i still have GI tract virus?
Hydrate: Gator aid, and listen to your body.Be ready to immedeatly sub-out if you feel bad. ...Read more
Drink lots of fluids: The biggest reason for morbidity and mortality from intestinal infections is dehydration. You need to stay well hydrated. Drink kool-aid, gatoraid, chicken soup or other broth to ensure the best absorption of fluids and to replace your electrolytes. Sugar, salt and other electrolytes actually improve your ability to absorb water. See, your jewish mother was right, chicken soup is good for you! ...Read more
A 10 years old girl has no hearing in the left ear; the doctor said because a virus maybe. Is there a solution to have her hearing back internal ears?
How long does the herpes simplex virus (1) last on a finger.
-if one touched a present oral blister that hasn't yet opened ,then touched another area?
For life.: It's not as bad as it sounds. The first episode is the worst. Recurrences become less and less symptomatic, and less frequent until finally it stops . There is usually an interval of months, or years between attacks. Are you a health care worker? It can defiinitely be transmitted to other areas but for some reason isn't commonly. Good Idea to cover it while you have it with a band aid. ...Read more
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