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Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


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Is there currently a virus going around that could cause the fatigue, nausea, dizzy spells and heartburn?

Is there currently a virus going around that could cause the fatigue, nausea, dizzy spells and heartburn?

Don't think so: Not aware of any viruses that fit those symptoms, but if you haven't been able to drink or eat due to a stomach bug, that may explain the dizziness. ...Read more

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I've had odd symptoms for 7mnths, doctors say viral, have palpitations dizziness and numbness in both hands/feet. Neg. MRI, can viruses cause this?

I've had odd symptoms for 7mnths, doctors say viral, have palpitations dizziness and numbness in both hands/feet. Neg. MRI, can viruses cause this?

Too long: Unless a chronic virus like ebv or cmv or hiv... Generally know. Sometimes this can be an immune process. 7months is a long time to have this. ...Read more

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I have been dizzy for a week now. I have had a virus recently, is this normal?

I have been dizzy for a week now. I have had a virus recently, is this normal?

Not normal but...: Vestibular neuronitis can occur after a viral infection. Google it and see if it sounds like what you have. You may want to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What virus can make you feel dizzy and lightheaded for a week?

What virus can make you feel dizzy and lightheaded for a week?

Many: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Nausea, dizziness, ears ringing. Could it be virus, or flu, or something else?

Nausea, dizziness, ears ringing. Could it be virus, or flu, or something else?

Many things: These may very well be signs and symptoms of a viral infection, but side effects of medication should be kept in mind. Almost all of these symptoms could be due to aspirin. ...Read more

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Will I get dizzy spells after 3-4 days of having chikungunya virus?

Not necessarily: You may though. You need to start hydrated. And make sure a healthcare provider is monitoring you. ...Read more

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Which type of virus can make you feel dizzy and lightheaded for a week?

Which type of virus can make you feel dizzy and lightheaded for a week?

Unknown: Although viral infection has been linked to transient vertigo, the virus has yet been identified. ...Read more

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Doctor said I had a virus and it isn't getting better when I lay down I feel fine but as soon as I get up I'm dizzy and sick again?

Doctor said I had a virus and it isn't getting better when I lay down I feel fine but as soon as I get up I'm dizzy and sick again?

Labyrinthitis?: It is possible that the structures in the middle ear which allow you to have a sense of position are inflamed. You should see an ENT doctor and be evaluated and treated appropriately. This can definitely be due to viral infection, but other things are possible. Good luck and best wishes for rapid improvement. ...Read more

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When should I worry about dizziness? It occurs when head is titled or randomly. I am getting over a virus and on new antidepressant. Very nauseating

When should I worry about dizziness? It occurs when head is titled or randomly. I am getting over a virus and on new antidepressant. Very nauseating

Viral Labrynthitis: If this is a new symptom for you and your doctors have told you that you are suffering just coincidentally from a viral labrynthitis then, the 2 are almost certainly related. If you had this symptoms BEFORE the virus then, you may have BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo- and No. I'm not swearing at you). Wanna chat about it? Let's make an appointment online: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read more

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Hi I have had a resting hr of 155+ I have recently suffered from a virus and have had dizziness lightheadness headaches possible for me to have POTS?

Hi I have had a resting hr of 155+ I have recently suffered from a virus and have had dizziness lightheadness headaches possible for me to have POTS?

Possibly: POTS is only one possiblity for a fast resting heart rate. My suspicion would be more towards dehydration from your recent illness as the main culprit without my knowing any other information. The best step would be to see your PCP sooner rather than later to investigate all possibilities. ...Read more

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I woke up dizzy a week ago, went to the ER, & was diagnosed with a virus; no name given. I have a constant headache; dizzy lying on left. What is this?

I woke up dizzy a week ago, went to the ER, & was diagnosed with a virus; no name given. I have a constant headache; dizzy lying on left. What is this?

No idea: Sounds like you need to get a second opinion if your symptoms have lasted a full week. Let them know your still dizzy with a headache. ...Read more

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My daughter is 7y/o she has had mono and always getting fevers during her fevers she nauseas and is dizzy her pedi says its just a virus?

My daughter is 7y/o she has had mono and always getting fevers during her fevers she nauseas and is dizzy her pedi says its just a virus?

Ask doctor about it: Children get all sorts of infections from viruses and some bacteria. Sometimes a strep throat bacterial infection will look like a cold. That means testing with a throat swab may be needed. If a parent is worried that some of the infections are not viral, the parent can go back to the doctor or call the doctor and ask again. ...Read more

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Third spell of dizziness, extremely exhausted, can't get up without the world spinning. Doctor doesn't know what's wrong but said there's a virus?

Third spell of dizziness, extremely exhausted, can't get up without the world spinning. Doctor doesn't know what's wrong but said there's a virus?

Dizziness: Often related to a sinus problem, which may be helped with antibiotics. Viral inner ear infection usually occurs as isolated episode over 1 to 2 weeks. If recurrent symptoms, then consider more unusual causes like infectious mononucleosis, cardiovascular problems (ortho static hypotension), or central neurological problem. Ask for further work up if not improving. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Meclizine for dizziness and Promethazine for nausea when I went to the ER. Dr. said I had a virus. Do I have Vertigo or something?

I was prescribed Meclizine for dizziness and Promethazine for nausea when I went to the ER. Dr. said I had a virus. Do I have Vertigo or something?

Vertigo is a symptom: Not a diagnosis. Its one thing to be unsteady, light headed or out of sorts. Vertigo is the sensation of being pulled or rotated in a direction. There are many causes. If your symptoms include a dramatic spinning or pulling sensation and it lasts for more than a couple of days see an ENT. If they can't fix the problem they may refer you to a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can a virus in the sinus that is ongoing eventually making me loose my sense of smell and bringing on bouts of dizziness, numbness, and loss of energy?

Can a virus in the sinus that is ongoing eventually making me loose my sense of smell and bringing on bouts of dizziness, numbness, and loss of energy?

Sinusitis: Hate to alarm you but this sounds as if you should be seen by a doctor asap and carefully evaluated. This has the potential to be quite severe, but may also be unremarkable. Always better safe than sorry. Go and see a doctor. ...Read more

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Best foods while recovering from a stomach virus? I've been dizzy and weak all day and maybe it's hunger?

Best foods while recovering from a stomach virus? I've been dizzy and weak all day and maybe it's hunger?

Fluids: I assume you recently had a good deal of vomiting or diarrhea. You may simply be dehydrated and in need of fluids. Sports drinks such as Gatorade usually are helpful as is water. Advance your diet slowly- bland fluid such as crackers are a good food to begin with :) ...Read more

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I have been dizzy on and off for three years now, and my doctor just says its viruses since my thyroid cancer. What do you think?

I have been dizzy on and off for three years now, and my doctor just says its viruses since my thyroid cancer. What do you think?

Vertigo/Dizzyness: One important distinction is to determine if you have dizzyness versus vertigo. Does the room feel like it spins around you? A physician also needs to evaluate your nervous and cardiovascular systems, and any sensitivity you have to thyroxine and your sugar levels (endocrine system). A physical exam and blood tests are indicated. Orthostatic bp measurement also a good idea. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hubby & I have dizziness/brain fog for 4 yrs on and off, seen neuro/ent all clear, all & many tests. Help? Could be virus? What can I do?

Hubby & I have dizziness/brain fog for 4 yrs on and off, seen neuro/ent all clear, all & many tests. Help? Could be virus? What can I do?

Mold?: You might consider checking your home for mold, and running some tests on yourself. Mold illness can cause a host of uncomfortable physical symptoms, and the condition is commonly misdiagnosed. A helpful article by dr. Mary ackerley of tucson az: http://www. Mypassion4health. Com/articles/mold_illness. Html. ...Read more

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What could be causing my dizziness, gas, stomach churning? The dizziness is what scares me. Not sure if is anxiety, a virus, or something more serio

What could be causing my dizziness, gas, stomach churning? The dizziness is what scares me. Not sure if is anxiety, a virus, or something more serio

Evaluation: See the doctor for evaluation. Your anxiety will go down when your physician will not find anything serious or help you with your symptoms and underlining problem. ...Read more

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Positive for Epstein Barr virus, negative mri and neurological exam, numbness dizziness palps 7 months. Not ms?

Positive for Epstein Barr virus, negative mri and neurological exam, numbness dizziness palps 7 months. Not ms?

No, but what is it?: I'd expect MS to have a positive MRI and neurologic findings. The question is what IS the cause. Most people have EBV in their bodies; it's unlikely to cause this. I would strongly consider other infections including Lyme, Babesia and Bartonella as well as toxins including lead, mercury, aluminum, glyphosate etc. See integrative Dr. And http://tinyurl. Com/l9mpa2l and
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Recently I was battling a stomach virus and now IV been feeling very lightheaded and dizzy should I be worried about this or is this normal?

Recently I was battling a stomach virus and now IV been feeling very lightheaded and dizzy should I be worried about this or is this normal?

Gastritis: It is unclear how you made the diagnosis of a stomach virus (which is not common), and whether the vomiting and/or diarrhea has gotten you dehydrated. It is not normal to feel light-headed and dizzy, and suggest you see a doctor if drinking large volumes of liquid does not correct this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Very bad virus for a week now. Left with bad cough, phlegm, and a plugged ear. Feeling dizzy and nauseous when I move. Is it from the ear or virus?

Yes and yes.: Hi Andrea,

So very sorry that you're not feeling well. The Virus that you describe could have effected your inner ear structures called the Labyrinth. When these structures get inflamed ether by a virus or bacteria they cause nausea, dizziness and sometimes difficulty focusing. See a physician to get treatment and shorten this course. ...Read more

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I had an anion gap of 4, WBC 13.8, Neutrophils Abs. 9.1, Monocytes 1.3. My Dr. Thinks virus. Have felt dizzy for past week. BP low for me of 90/60.

I had an anion gap of 4, WBC 13.8, Neutrophils Abs. 9.1, Monocytes 1.3. My Dr. Thinks virus. Have felt dizzy for past week. BP low for me of 90/60.

Infection & dehydrat: The high WBC count suggests an infection which may be viral (symptoms should give clues to the type of infection). Your low blood pressure may be due to dehydration & it explains dizziness. Drink plenty of liquids and monitor your temp and BP. If no steady improvement see your dr again ...Read more

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I had a virus, the virus is gone now I have slight ear ache, dizziness, balance problem. Does it sound ear related or possibly MS? Sleep makes it worse

I had a virus, the virus is gone now I have slight ear ache, dizziness, balance problem. Does it sound ear related or possibly MS? Sleep makes it worse

Bet on the virus: Vertigo after a viral upper respiratory infection are fairly common. You can get some inflammation in the vesicular system in your inner ear (part of your ear helping control balance). It goes away after a few days and is nothing to worry about. MS can cause vertigo, but common things be common, bet on the viral infection. If you develop different/new neurology symptoms go see a doc then. ...Read more

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I had a stomach virus for a week. Had IV fluids but I am still dizzy all the time. Could I still be dehydrated?

I had a stomach virus for a week. Had IV fluids but I am still dizzy all the time. Could I still be dehydrated?

Possibly: If you're thirsty, or if you feel as if you have a hangover, you may very well still be dehydrated. Your tongue should be moist and shiny. Your urine should be pale yellow, even clear, if you're well hydrated. Drink water, juices, even sport drinks, and minimize soft drinks, tea, coffee, and, of course, alcohol. If this is not your situation, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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With lupus, is it normal 2 flare with a simple virus? I have stomach virus &have mild sharp chest pains, jt pains, dizziness, etc like I do w/flares.

With lupus, is it normal 2 flare with a simple virus? I have stomach virus &have mild sharp chest pains, jt pains, dizziness, etc like I do w/flares.

Need more informatio: I would consider three things. The first is everything is a viral illness. The second is everything is a lupus flare. And third yes infections can cause lupus to flare. In science to get an immune response in the lab one thing we do is to use some type of stimulation. Over the years a substance called freunds adjuvant which is developed from infectious protein can stimulate immune reaction better. ...Read more

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I had mono went back to the doctor and she didn't see a virus anymore. I still feel dizzy with hearing loss could this be a sinus infection from mono?

Dizzy, hearing loss: Those issues may be somewhat unrelated to mononucleosis. If you had upper respiratory symptoms with the mono, then may be related. I would suggest seeing an otolaryngologist at this point to sort things our further, get a good head/neck exam, and possibly hearing testing. ...Read more

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I think I have a virus. Terrible knee pain, fever and dizziness. Then 3 days later cold symptoms. My joints ache but knees worst. Had flu shot.

I think I have a virus. Terrible knee pain, fever and dizziness. Then 3 days later cold symptoms. My joints ache but knees worst. Had flu shot.

Likely flu: That sounds like a flu, however reactive arthritis may happen with other viral infections. Check with your doctor to exclude strep as well since it could also effect joints, cause fever, but even more dangerously, cause heart and kidney problems. ...Read more

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16 yr old son, heart palps, dizzy, nauseas troponin

16 yr old son, heart palps, dizzy, nauseas troponin <o.10 and creatine kinase 389 h. Er doc said probably food poisoning or virus. Could that be?

Cardiologist needed: I wonder if your son has seen a cardiologist for these things. Cardiac conditions are not uncommon in youngsters, and these kinds of symptoms warrant a thorough evaluation. Do not hesitate to seek help at your local emergency room or call 911 if you are concerned about a cardiac condition - especially a new or sudden onset of cardiac symptoms. ...Read more

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Been feeling lightheaded and dizzy especially when sitting and standing. Legs are cramping sore no reason. Is it heart, neurological or virus?

Been feeling lightheaded and dizzy especially when sitting and standing. Legs are cramping sore no reason. Is it heart, neurological or virus?

Dehydration: You sound like you might be somewhat dehydrated. This can be due to a virus or any type of infection. Blood loss or excess heat or exercise can also precipitate this. It is less likely due to neurologic or cardiac conditions although possible. If it doesn't resolve soon you should see a health care provider. All the best to you! ...Read more

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I took 150 mg of flucinazole a week ago tomorrow and got what I thought was a severve stomach virus the day after. No longer vomiting but have bad taste in mouth, nauseous, dizzy and itchy rash on palms. Is this normal?

I took 150 mg of flucinazole a week ago tomorrow and got what I thought was a severve stomach virus the day after. No longer vomiting but have bad taste in mouth, nauseous, dizzy and itchy rash on palms. Is this normal?

Not normal: It is likely that this was from a drug reaction and not normal. If the problem continues to improve, I'd expect that you will fully recover in another week. If not, see your doctor since it may also be from something else. ...Read more

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How long does it take for vertigo to go away if it's caused by a virus?

It depends: Most will have it for a couple of days, usually resolves as viral illness rrsolve. If symtoms doesn't improve, then pls get yourself evaluated to make sure there are no inner ear problem or this is not neurological in origin, take care. ...Read more

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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more