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Dr. Ira Katz
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Infection (Definition)

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


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Sore throat with big tonsil stone and small white spots on the tonsils.No fever or cold or flu symptoms. Is this an infection? Can this be an oral std

Sore throat with big tonsil stone and small white spots on the tonsils.No fever or cold or flu symptoms. Is this an infection? Can this be an oral std

It's possible;see Dr: The 'tonsil stone' is probably food debris that got stuck in one of the crevices in the tonsil, but if you have a sore throat (with or without white spots), you need to see the Dr. It could be strep, a virus, or something else. If you have been having oral sex, STD's need to be checked for as well. ...Read more

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I have viral /flu symptoms for 5 days. I still have body aches , fever bad cough and sore throat. I now developed diahrea and cramps. Will it pass ?

I have viral /flu symptoms for 5 days. I still have body aches , fever bad cough and sore throat. I now developed diahrea and cramps. Will it pass ?

Viral infection: Sounds like you have a viral infection which should pass in a few days. Make sure you drink a lot of fluids (with electrolytes like sports drinks) to prevent dehydration. Should you develop rash, weakness, observe blood in stools or feel much worse, consult your physician. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get back to back colds/viral infections. I had the flu then a week later once the flu left same symptoms but more phlegm?

Is it possible to get back to back colds/viral infections. I had the flu then a week later once the flu left same symptoms but more phlegm?

Continuous colds: Yes- it's certainly possible to get infected with a cold virus, then have another infection come along right after. This is particularly true if you're not taking care of yourself (not enough sleep, smoking, poor diet for example). Besides, 'germs' do this for a living - and I wonder what you're exposures were? The body is resilient but if you're still having major problems - call your doctor. ...Read more

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Please give advice on how to cure a viral infection like flu?

Please give advice on how to cure a viral infection like flu?

No cure: There is no cure for any viral infection except hepatitis c. There are anti-influenza drugs, such as tamiflu, that can shorten the duration of flu if given early enough. ...Read more

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I've hade pleurisy (due to viral infections) three times the last three months. Will a flu shot help my situation?

I've hade pleurisy (due to viral infections) three times the last three months.  Will a flu shot help my situation?

The flu shot: has been shown to prevent influenza virus infection but pleurisy is caused by other viruses as well. So the vaccine may be helpful in influenza outbreaks. ...Read more

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I got the flu a month ago but continually have a fever once a week, the doctor keeps saying i may have a viral infection. Should i be concerned?

I got the flu a month ago but continually have a fever once a week, the doctor keeps saying i may have a viral infection. Should i be concerned?

Need more info: This somehow does not sound correct. You have fever only once a week? No other symptoms? Tell us more and perhaps can be more helpful. Rephrase question. ...Read more

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Flu (Definition)

Flu is also known as Influenza. Influenza (aka "flu") is a contagious respiratory viral illness that can cause mild to severe illness including death. There is treatment available to decrease symptoms, but it is better to prevent the flu is by getting ...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