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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?

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

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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H3n2 virus: how to treat it?

H3n2 virus: how to treat it?

Tamiflu or Relenza (zanamivir): Early in the course of influenza tamiflu or Relenza (zanamivir) treatment decreases the duration of illness and decreases the risk of complications. ...Read more

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Why is a retrovirus harder to treat than other viruses?

Why is a retrovirus harder to treat than other viruses?

Wrong premise: All viruses are hard to treat. In fact very few viruses have any treatment. It is not accurate to say that HIV is harder to treat than other viruses. It is hard to treat because it is a virus and viruses mutate and become resistant to antivirals. ...Read more

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Caught my daughters virus and croup. Can i treat myself at home?

Caught my daughters virus and croup. Can i treat myself at home?

Very likely: Adults gets same virus infection affecting upper airway but do not develop croup as children do. Adults may experience croupy cough though. ...Read more

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Should i treat Lyme before i treat my viruses? What drug is the best for lyme?

Should i treat Lyme before i treat my viruses? What drug is the best for lyme?

See details: First of all, there is no treatment for most common viruses. The standard drug for lyme is doxycycline. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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How treat rota virus infection?

How treat rota virus infection?

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