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How bad to the body is the herpes virus?

How bad to the body is the herpes virus?

Herpes: Herpes virus isn't particularly bad to catch. Most people have exposure to herpes type 1 by the time they are 20. About 1 in 5 people show blood evidence of having been exposed to herpes type 2 virus. Most don't even know it. Some people do have trouble with frequent or severe outbreaks. Also it can rarely cause a serious infection of the brain. This is especially true for babies at time of birth. ...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


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How does the body react to prevent us from overheating?

How does the body react to prevent us from overheating?

You sweat: For one.....but keep in mind don't leave it up to your body.....drink fluids and rest. Overheating is not good for you.... ...Read more

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How long does herpes live off the body? Does it have to dry or will the temperature change kill the virus?

How long does herpes live off the body? Does it have to dry or will the temperature change kill the virus?

Herpes: Herpes viruses from cold sores around the mouth can survive for four hours on plastic, three hours on cloth and two hours on the skin. ...Read more

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How detrimental to the body is the herpes virus?

How detrimental to the body is the herpes virus?

In general: In an immunocompetent host (a person with a healthy immune system), a herpes simplex infection is not accepted as a disease process that causes significant mortality (deaths) or morbidity (health related hardships). ...Read more

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How exactly does cold and flu medicine work inside the body? When it enters the bloodstream, does it begin fighting the bacteria causing symptoms?

How exactly does cold and flu medicine work inside the body? When it enters the bloodstream, does it begin fighting the bacteria causing symptoms?

Treats symptoms: In general, Cough and cold medicine do not attack bacteria. Most of the time they provide symptomatic relief. For example, Ibuprofen or acetaminophen help with body aches and fever, pseudoephedrine helps with congestion, guaifenesin help loosen up mucus secretions. Antibiotics and antivirals typically attack infectious organisms. Ultimately it's your body that gets rid of the infection. ...Read more

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How can the body respond to feeling cold?

How can  the body respond to feeling cold?

^ heat production: It produces heat by shivering ( involuntary muscle contractions). ...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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How does the body respond to luekemia?

How does the body respond to luekemia?

That is...: ...A question that cannot be answered easily. Depends on the type of leukemia, age and general health of the patient, and multiple other factors. The oncologist in charge will be better able to answer because he/she has a better grasp of the situation. Best to you. ...Read more

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What does the immune system do? If it fights infection, why does everyone still get the flu and the cold?

What does the immune system do? If it fights infection, why does everyone still get the flu and the cold?

What is the level of: general immunity for the person? Has the person developed antibodies to the specific viruses that they are being exposed to? Are person who is immunodeficient is more likely to become infected. Or if the person is exposed to a germ that is novel to them - they are more likely to be susceptible. ...Read more

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How does the body fight giardiasis?

How does the body fight giardiasis?

Please see below: Children and adults who have giardia infection without symptoms usually don't need treatment unless they're likely to spread the parasites. Many people who do have problems often get better on their own in a few weeks. If you have to treat:metronidazole (flagyl). Tinidazole (tindamax). Nitazoxanide (alinia). ...Read more

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How does the body fight off neisseria?

How does the body fight off neisseria?

Right antibiotic: Neisseria gonorrheae causes std gonorrhea; preferred drug is cephtriaxone unless pt is allergic to cephalosporins; alternate tx then would be spectinomycin. Neisseria meningitidis causes infection of the membranes covering the brain (meninges). Drug of choice is still penicillin g, unless allergic, in which case cephalosporin like cephotaxime or a fluoroquinolone like Ciprofloxacin will be used. ...Read more

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How exactly can cold showers strengthen the immune system?

How exactly can cold showers strengthen the immune system?

Cold showers not: Cold showers do not strengthen the immune system. They don't weaken it, either. The immune system is incredibly complex and resilient, but like the rest of your body, it works best with good nutrition for building blocks, and adequate rest. ...Read more

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Once my body contracts the hepatitis virus how long will it actually take to show the symptons?

Once my body contracts the hepatitis virus how long will it actually take to show the symptons?

Hepatitis B: The period between transmission of the hepatitis b virus and the beginning of symptoms of hepatitis b -- which is known as the "hepatitis b incubation period" -- lasts between 30 and 180 days. The length of this incubation period will depend on how many virus particles a person has been exposed to. Infection with very few particles causes a longer incubation period. ...Read more

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What occurs if the immune system did not respond to the influenza virus or a cold virus?

What occurs if the immune system did not respond to the influenza virus or a cold virus?

Live or let die: This would be highly unusual since there are reserve system in the body to fight against virus. If you have absolutely no immune response, then you will have to wait till the virus dies out or kills you in the interim. However this scenario would be a highly unlikely one. ...Read more

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Does your body eventually kill the Genital HPV Viruses? How would you know?

Yes and no: The HPV viruses are members of a viral family that tends to remain forever in the host it infects. Many will develop enough antibody response to clear the initial infection only to have it surface occasionally, shed enough to pass to others or work its damage.Those strains that cause genital warts are easier to monitor during primary or secondary events.Not all have visible recurrances ...Read more

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

Non-immune: People exposed to wild type polio virus have a 1 or 2 percent chance of getting paralytic polio. ...Read more

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How long does it take the immune system to rid a person of genital warts?

How long does it take the immune system to rid a person of genital warts?

Most of the time wil: Most of the people will develop immunity to hpv virus , will get of it wit in 1 to 2 yeas, only 1% of population will not able to get rid of it without treatment . 4 out of 5 woman had it by the age of 50 , and a compelling reason to have vaccination for young woman to prevent future cancer of cervix. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the muscular system helps to regulates body temperature?

Can you tell me how the muscular system helps to regulates body temperature?

Muscle temperature: muscle work generates heat. Heat increases body temp. If you do not sweat to cool when room temp is above 98 F you die from heat stroke. ...Read more