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Head Virus Symptoms
Many: Epstein barr virus (mononucleosis), cocksakie a & b, adenovirus, . ...Read more
Not really: A family of dna viruses known to cause human disease includes the herpes simplex strains that are well known to cause herpes i and ii (cold sore, genital sores)and herpes zoster that cause chickenpox and shingles.There are other herpes viruses that cause human disease but these are the ones under discussion. They are not the same virus. They may be cars but ones a chevy and the other a dodge. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antivirals: There are antiviral medications available for some forms of infection. Hepatitis b and c, HIV disease, influenza, herpes simplex and several others. For the average common cold there is nothing but symptomatic relief available. Take Acetaminophen (tylenol), decongestants, etc. There are many otc products and your friendly pharmacist will be happy to guide you to the best. ...Read more
Not HTLV: The human T lymphotropic viruses (HTLV) rarely cause symptoms at all. When they do, symptoms typically start months or years later. Two days is much too soon -- not possible. No worries! ...Read more
Nasal congestion, fever, head ache when infected with cold are our immune reaction towards the virus & virus do not harm us..Is this true?
Good question: In almost every case a virus infecting the nose (rhinovirus) is handled adequately by the immune system (lymphocytes and other immune cells). But your question is good because in a small minority of cases, viruses may alter the surface of various organs and trick the normal immune system into recognizing the alteration as a foreign tissue and attack it. This is known as autoimmunity. ...Read more
Sore throat, headache, sinus pressure, body fatigue and aches but no fever. Allergies or Viral Infection?
Allergy symptoms: It depends on the duration of symptoms, if you symptoms have just started, it can be either allergies or a viral infection. If these symptoms have been persistent for several weeks, then it is more likely allergies. Do you recall if something triggered your symptoms? Were you around someone will a viral illness prior to your symptoms starting. ...Read more
Flu like symptoms chills, major fatigue, headache coughing congestion no fever. Flu test was negative but feels like the flu?
It is possible: Every patient responds to viral infections a bit differently. Most patients get typical symptoms of cough, runny nose and sore throat along with chills or body aches. Alternatively, your symptoms above may progress to a typical influenza presentation. Give your body rest and be sure to wash your hands :) ...Read more
Dengue: The principal symptoms of dengue fever are high fever, severe headache, severe pain behind the eyes, joint pain, muscle and bone pain, rash, and mild bleeding (e.g., nose or gums bleed, easy bruising). Generally, younger children and those with their first dengue infection have a milder illness than older children and adults. The symptoms of chikungunya are similar to those of dengue, another disease spread by mosquitoes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What will oral std symptoms be? Fever, chills, cough, lack of taste, stuffy/runny nose, headache?
Usually worse: Flu symptoms may include: muscle aches ; pains, a fever above 100 degrees, headache, congestion, weakness, chills, increased sweating and coughing. The symptoms of stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever. ...Read more
ENT diagnosis - neuralgia.Can neuralgia- sore throat, feel sick, ear ache, ear pressure be the symptoms of withdrawal from Dothiepin?
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