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Doctor insights on: How Does The Body React To Cold Virus

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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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What does the common cold virus actually do to my body?

What does the common cold virus actually do to my body?

Many viruses: There are many species of virus that cause the common cold. Essentially they make you miserable for a few days, stimulate your immune system, and possibly set you up for a secondary infection particularly if you're a child, a smoker, an allergy sufferer or infirm. ...Read more

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Which do our bodies react to better, viruses or bacterial infections

Which do our bodies react to better, viruses or bacterial infections

Immune System: It is our immune system that really and equally impedes the advances of these pathogens, so make sure, your immune system is not compromised by alcohol, smoking, lack of sleep, improper diet, too much sugar intake, diabetes and so on. ...Read more

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How would/does your body react to the polio virus with no vaccination ?

How would/does your body react to the polio virus with no vaccination ?

Nervous system attac: When a person who has not been immunized, polio virus will attck the nervous system. the virus may attack the motor nerve cells of the brain stem and spinal cord, killing the infected cells. the virus can also attackbrain cells causing encephalitis. The full name is polio encephalopmyelitis meaning involvement of brain, brainstem and spinal cord. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for the cold sore virus to leave your body?

Please tell me how long it takes for the cold sore virus to leave your body?

Cold sore.: It doesn't leave your body totally. A cold sore may heal in about ten days without intervention. ...Read more

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Can I spread herpes to my eyes from a cold sore. I have herd you cannot spread it to other parts since your body has created immunity to the virus?

Can I spread herpes to my eyes from a cold sore. I have herd you cannot spread it to other parts since your body has created immunity to the virus?

Herpes spread: You can infect the eyes by direct contact.contact with the lip sore and contacting the eyes with the same source can cause infection in the eyes. It takes direct contact,otherwise it would stay localized on the lip. ...Read more