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How Can You Tell If A Person On Long Trip Got A Virus Or If It Is Food Poisoning
Not with certainty: Viruses tend to be very short lived and mild infections in the GI tract. Food poisoning can vary in the length and severity of the process depending on the bug, how much was ingested and the integrity of the person's immune system. As a rule, these infections tend to be a bit nastier and last longer on average. ...Read more
Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more
No guarantee: There is never a guarantee that one is going to get sick when a loved one has a viral illness like the flu or cold. They are most contagious in the first 48 hours of their illness (even when they are still developing symptoms) than at any other time in the illness. if one is to get ill they are usually showing signs within the week of exposure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stool testing: Looking for proglottids (segments) of the tapeworm or the eggs. ...Read more
How can you tell if a person has viroids how can you tell or figure out if a person has the viroids disease
Viroids : Viroids are a plant disease and do not infect humans. See the link below. ...Read more
Can you say if it could it be okay for me to go to a theme park if i'm recovering from the common cold?
Should be fine: If you are recovering, you should do okay at a theme park. Stay hydrated and pace yourself. Check with you primary doctor to make sure no other medical issues you have may limit your ability to enjoy yourself at the theme park. ...Read more
Rabies symptoms: May exhibit symptoms between two days and two weeks. ...Read more
Is it possible to get Oral herpes, specifically, from sharing a glass with someone? If so, how soon could it develop?
Very rare: In general, HSV is transmitted only by direct skin to skin contact with an infected person, like kissing or sex. The virus is rarely if ever transmitted by sharing drinking or eating utensils. Also not by shared towels, clothing, or toilets. Whenever HSV is caught, symptoms usually start 3-5 days later, sometimes up to 10-14 days. ...Read more
If you attract herpes do the person you get it from has to have an outbreak and how long does it take for it to appear on you ?
4 days: Incubation period (time from getting infected to appearance of symptoms) is about 4 days. Transmission most commonly occurs from an infected partner who does not have a visible sore and may not know that he or she is infected. After infection, a woman may not develop symptoms and never know that she has been infected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confusing statement: Herpangina is in the mouth, impetigo is on the skin. It is one or the other by location. Herpangina is caused by a transient virus which disappears after the infection is over. Impetigo is caused by bacteria that can be killed off, but could come back with a new exposure. ...Read more
If a person with aids gets bitten by a mosquito, what happens to the mosquito? How long will it live?
How can you get immediate help with an outbreak you are unsure is a fever blister or imepetigo when the doctor you've been going to is gone for a week?
Oral herpes Rx: Call the office; probably a colleague is covering. Or visit an urgent care clinic. If you have had recurrent oral herpes ("fever blister", "cold sore") and this outbreak is similar probably that's it, not impetigo. Recurrent herpes must be treated within 2 days or it won't help. Start taking acyclovir or valacyclovir if it's on hand; it won't hurt anything even if the sore isn't herpes. Good luck! ...Read more
If a friend who has outbreak take a bite from your cake, can you get cold sore? How long from the contact will you have your first outbreak?
Really need : More direct contact. Just be cautiousGet a more detailed answer ›
Hi can you have bronchitis without a fever?. And how do you know if you have it is there a test for it?. Where can u buy it what's the symptoms of it.
Lotta coffin: Yes, you can have what's called "bronchitis" without a fever, or much else but a cough. The cough can vary and also what you may spit-up. At your age if you DON'T have a fever or spitting up bad-tasting glarp, then it's a cough, variously called "bronchitis," "viral syndrome," or something else that sounds official. But if it's intense, frequent and annoying, see your doctor, it could be pertussis ...Read more
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