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Can One Strain Mutate Into Another Strain
If someone has a strain of HPV, or has had the HPV vaccine can this make them less likely to contract HSV2 or would the virus effect them the same?
Is it possible to have multiple forms of the herpes virus at once? And does the herpes virus mutate to a new strain of the virus ever?
Can the steroid in a L5 s1 injection spread into the psoas muscle which attaches to the last 4 vertebrae causing it to shrink?
What can you tell me about the new strain of the coxsackie virus? Can it physically show itself again 6 weeks later?
Coxsackie A6: "newer" to the U.S. Is coxsackie a6, which can cause a more serious hand-foot-mouth illness (more widespread rash with bigger symptoms). Cases have been seen in alabama, connecticut, california, nevada, etc... A normal person should be immune to one strain of coxsackie after an illness, but there are quite a few other strains of these "enteroviruses" that can cause hand-foot-mouth symptoms. ...Read more
Flu: Yes, viruses are indiscriminant. They do not care if you are american or canadian, english or chinese, black or white. It is true that certain regions of the earth have varying kinds of diseases. This may be related to climate, population differences, cultural practices, food types, different animal species, or many many different things. ...Read more
Yes: Just make sure that you are alternating muscle groups ...Read more
Timing is everything: Acutely rice, rest, ice , compression, elevation. All of these help shrink blood vessels and decrease the amount of blood supply and inflammation. After 24-48 hours heat may be used to stimulate blood flow and loosen the muscle, controlled exercise, then ice to control inflammation. Chronic you may use either heat to relax and ice for swelling and pain. ...Read more
Yes--hoarseness: Your larynx--voice box and vocal cords are made of many small muscles and excesive/loud screaming at a ballgame can cause trauma/inflammation leading to hoarseness etc..Som have fun, but take it easy. Hoarseness from such cause usually resolves in few days with voice rest/fluids etc...If it persists, consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Will widespread vaccination for 'chickenpox' eventually cause or contribute to a mutation of the virus that is vaccine resistant?
Doubt it: We have viruses that tend to remain stable, like measles, mumps, rubella and so far varicella. We have viruses that tend to mutate, like the various flu strains. We have been vaccinating against the big 3 MMR for at least 4 decades and the varicella for more than 2. There is no evidence of change in these. The flu, however, mutates quire often and makes the vaccine a best guess and sometimes wrong ...Read more
What causes a pec major tear? Which type of strain causes an immediate tear? Can one rupture the pec only by pushing an object forward horizontally?
Excess Sudden Use: Like all structures, tensile stress, beyond strength of weakest portion, results in tearing. The pectoral muscles originate from the anterior rib cage & insert at the lateral clavicle & proximal humerus. Contraction of these muscles pulls the lateral clavicle & upper humerus anterior. To push something away using arms requires pecs to transfer the push. Sudden, intense load most likely to tear. ...Read more
On average how long does the body hold immunity to a particular strain of the norovirus? Is it possible to catch the same strain twice w/in a few mos?
Norovirus infection: Norovirus is now the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis. A functioning immune system should resolve the infection within 2 weeks and protect you against the same serotype of norovirus, But other causes of diarrhea, or other serotypes of norovirus may be responsible for your symptoms. There are now stool tests to detect this that are very sensitive. ...Read more
Yes: Yes it can.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: There are two types of hiv-hiv 1 and hiv2.Both are transmitted thru sexual contact, thru blood , and from mother to child and they appear to cause clinically indistinguishable aids.However, hiv2 is less easily transmitted & period bet.Initial infection/illness is longer w hiv2(concentrated in w.Africa, rarely fd elsewhere).Worldwide, predominant virus is hiv-1 w subgroups m, n, o & p. ...Read more
Possible.: Has been known to happen. Also blunt abdominal trauma can cause this. ...Read more
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