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Can You Treat A Virus
If low-risk HPV is so common & acts similar to flu or chickenpox; symptoms treatable, system weakens virus, why is it so stigmatized as threatening?
Because of sex: Two main reasons. First, HPV is sexually transmitted, and throughout history most societies have had negative views about sex and see STDs as embarrassing and frightening. Second, warts, the main problem from low risk HPV, have a "yuck" factor. Even common hand warts often are considered unclean (e.g folklore about catching them from toads), and many people consider genital warts especially gross. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of the west nile virus? And if i get it and do get symptoms is their any way to treat it?
Wide variety : Fever, chills, gastrointestinal signs and symptoms, muscle aches, stiffness, pain, severe headache, alterations in sensorium and mental status and other neurological sign and symptoms may all occur. There is no specific treatment except managing the symptoms. Fortunately very few people get central nervous system involvement and most recover entirely. ...Read more
My son just got treated from HFMD; however, the virus was transferred to his cousin who is showing symptoms of HFMD already. Can my son re-contact it?
Not this strain: Once you have this strain of the virus you develop resistance to the germ.That is why the illness and spot formation stopped after it flared up.There is more than one strain that can produce HFMD so the kid could have a similar illness at some point ,but thus germ does not go back and forth like strep throat might. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptomatic treatmen: Rotavirus causes watery diarrhea in toddlers, for which , vaccine is quite effective and should be used, For those who get the infection, symptomatic treatment with electrolyte solution and avoidance of foods which make diarrhea worse, such as dairy and sugary drinks. ...Read more
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