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Congenital Viral Infection In Children
An active viral: Infection that is present at birth. Usually the virus is acquired from a maternal infection that crosses the placenta. Examples include but are not limited to Rubella, hepatitis, HVI, cytomegalovirus, varicella, enteroviruses and many others. Some affect the infant while others do not. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Do children with Chronic benign neutrophenia also have problem fighting viral infections or have problem only fighting bacterial infections?
Do unvaccinated children's immune systems strengthen viral infections that are passed to vaccinated children? (Colds or flu)
No: No evidence to support your suspicion.Get a more detailed answer ›
Best to know: Some infections have no symptoms. If you are concerned about a specific exposure, see your doc and get tested. For many infections there are specific symptoms: fever, sweats, chills, weight loss, cough, chest pain, vomiting, diarrhea, urinary discomfort/back pain, discharge, skin lesions w/pus. For these you need to see a doc for treatment. For hiv, hepatitis, hpv specific tests need to be done. ...Read more
Time and rest: You have a upper viral infection causing a wet cough. You body is responding to the infection by producing mucus. Rest and time are still the best medicine. Make sure you don't have a secondary bacterial infection on top of the viral infection. Fevers should be gone and energy level normal. Make sure not allergies. ...Read more
You may use any: Analgesics such as paracetamol or ibuprofen provided you drink plenty of liquids. You can take antihistamines at night to help dry up secretions (like nasal) and cough suppressants to help with cough. You can use nasal sprays for congestion, and most of all you should use garlic to help prevent these viral infections in the future. ...Read more
See below: Depending on the infecting virus patients with viral infections sometimes have a decreased white cell count and platelet count. Sometimes there are an excess of lymphocytes on the WBC differential and sometimes the lymphocytes are atypical. Often the complete blood count is normal. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful response without additional history, physical examination and may be lab tests. If the symptoms have lasted two week, it is time to see your doctor. ...Read more
Dr diagnosed me wednesday with viral infection and told me to take OTC meds but I've got worse and now have cough, any suggestions?
I have a fever (viral infection) can I do moderate workouts (with few high intensity exercises) will it help or worsen my health and recovery?
Fever.: I know that you may get varied responses on this. However, I would suggest that if you actually have a fever that you rest & hydrate well. If you had a common cold with just sniffles - I would say go for it as long as you didn't push it too hard. By the way for your dry throat you can gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
I slept for 16 hours last night. Been sleeping a lot. Had a viral infection that was pretty bad! Am I still recuperating that I'm sleeping so much?
My 8 month old kid has this viral infection and I don't know what causes it. It's growing almost all over his body it looks like a small red dot.?
See a pediatrician: Without seeing the eruption it is impossible to diagnose. Has the baby had all their immunizations, are they feverish, do they have other symptoms. 8 month olds are very fragile, and if there is any question about their health or welfare they should be seen by a pediatrician. ...Read more
I had a viral infection last week still have it a bit, I'm finding I'm extremely tired and hoping it's just getting over the virus, is this normal?
Just got rid of a viral infection that I had for 2 weeks now I'm starting to feel ill again. I've been abit run down with work etc could this be why?
Overworking ;: Over stressing yourself can run down on your reserves and affect immunity. ...Read more
I have become very prone to fungal & viral infection. Can you suggest which type of immunity test should be done to check immune sytem's strength.?
I have become prone to fungal & viral infection. Can you suggest which type of immunity test should be done to check immunity strength like igg1, etc.
I have become very prone to fungal & viral infection. Can you suggest which type of immunity test should I undergo to check it's strength?
Vague comments: Without knowing exactly what you have had and the frequency your fears may or may not be valid. What would be best would be to go to your family doctor (internist, family practitioner) and let them get a full history and do a physical exam and perhaps some labs and/or imaging studies. If you have been exposed to HIV this can also be tested for. ...Read more
I've been absent for work because if systemic viral infection. Is my absence justifiable because of my diagnosis? How to explain it to my employer?
Yes...: First of all if you don't rest during your illness you might get worse and as a consequence miss more days at work than you would if you rested in the beginning of the illness. Other reason not to go to work is to avoid giving the virus to other people there as well. Hope they understand and that you get better soon. Rest and drink plenty of fluids in order to recover quickly. ...Read more
My daughter is 63 days old and she is very sensitive cold viral infection is effect her quickly please give me some remedies that I could safe her?
Breastfeeding: If you are breast feeding this will be very helpful. If not, then look for a chinese medicine practitioner or homeopathic practitioner in your area as those therapies can be very helpful. Chiropractic and craniosacral therapy can also help. Stopping all dairy (and if she is formula fed then going to a formula called nutramigen can be helpful). ...Read more
Infection that is present at birth. Usually the virus is acquired from a maternal infection that crosses the placenta. Examples include but are not limited to Rubella, hepatitis, HVI, cytomegalovirus, varicella, enteroviruses and many others. Some affect the infant ...Read more