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How can I treat an adenovirus infection?

How can I treat an adenovirus infection?

Hygiene, eyedrops: If you have an adenovirus infection of the eye (s), there is no known anti-viral product available. You should be careful not to spread the infection (usually by contact with fingers to eyes), and keep the eyes lubricated and clean. Usually this will clear in 3-10 days depending upon the virus. If the vision is down, the pain significant or pus is present, see an ophthalmologist.

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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What is adenovirus infection?

What is adenovirus infection?

Many forms: This virus can produce several forms of infection. Pharyngo-conjunctival fever (or swimming pool fever) is one of the better known, but also gastroenteritis, upper respiratory tract infections and pneumonia can all occur.

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What are symptoms of adenovirus infection?

What are symptoms of adenovirus infection?

Common cold: Adenovirus causes the common cold. Symptoms typically include fever, cough, running nose and fatigue. There is currently no antiviral medication thata can appropriately treat it, but it tends to resolve within 1 week. Adenovirus can also cause "pink eye", a conjunctivitis that is easy to spread to others. Avoidance of others helps decrease the spread of the disease.

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Anyone had adenovirus infection and done ok?

Yes: I would say most people would have no residual effects it is not lethal except in very very very rare situations.

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What are the tests for adenovirus infection?

Numerous: But generally not practical clinically. Usually this is retrospective, based on antibody titer rises, but increasingly PCR testing is becoming more available, and there is also viral isolation and identification, but this is very expensive. Usually a clinical diagnosis backed up by retrospective analysis.

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What sort of problem is an adenovirus infection?

What sort of problem is an adenovirus infection?

Adenovirus: Adenovirus is a common virus that can cause illnesses in multiple parts of the body. They can cause acute respiratory disease, pharyngoconjunctival fever, epidemic keratoconjunctivitis, acute hemorrhagic cystitis, gastroenteritis.

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What is the definition or description of: Adenovirus infection?

What is the definition or description of: Adenovirus infection?

Adenoviridae: Adenoviruses are nonenveloped DNA viruses which may cause a variety of conditions like conjunctivitis, tonsillitis, ear infections, gastroenteritis, beonchiolitis, pneumonia, meningitis, encephalitis or hemorrhagic cystitis.

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Can a child get adenovirus infection twice in a month, or would it be the same infection getting a relapse?

Can a child get adenovirus infection twice in a month, or would it be the same infection getting a relapse?

Reinfected: Reinfected with different serotype rather than a relapse. Adenovirus infection most often involves upper respiratory tract causing common cold and sore throat (pharyngitis or tonsillitis). It (different serotype) occasionally causes eye infection (acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis) and gastroenteritis.

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Is adenovirus infection a cause of itchy armpits?

Is adenovirus infection a cause of itchy armpits?

Doubtful: But pruritis (itchiness) is a subliminal form of pain, and if you have slightly enlarged lymph nodes from adenoviral infection, anything is possible. But I sincerely doubt that this is what is creating your itchy armits.

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for adenovirus infection?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for adenovirus infection?

Rest & fluids: For most cold & flu viruses, the only real treatment is supporting your body while it fights the infection. Plenty of rest and fluids are the most important component of the treatment. You can also manage symptom with a fever reducer (acetaminophen) and maybe a analgesic spray for your throat. Make sure you wash you hands regularly so you don't spread it!

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Is there a cure for adenovirus infection?

No: A viral infection has only supportive measures. Unless there is a 2ndary bacterial complication, where antibiotics will be necessary.

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my adenovirus infection until I can see a doctor?

Adenovirus: For most cold & flu viruses, the only real treatment is supporting your body while it fights the infection. Plenty of rest and fluids are the most important component of the treatment. You can also manage symptom with a fever reducer (acetaminophen - will also help with aches and headaches) and an analgesic spray for your throat. Make sure you wash you hands regularly so you don't spread it!

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What are the tests for adenovirus infections?

Numerous: But generally not practical clinically. Usually this is retrospective, based on antibody titer rises, but increasingly PCR testing is becoming more available, and there is also viral isolation and identification, but this is very expensive. Usually a clinical diagnosis backed up by retrospective analysis.

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How long adenovirus (optical infections) can survive on a enviroment surface and still infective?

How long adenovirus (optical infections) can survive on a enviroment surface and still infective?

Persist for: Seven days to 3 months on dry surfaces. Can use a disinfectant spray or clothes to remove, inactivate, kill the virus. Frequent handwashing also important preventative measures.

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13 m/o daughter unwell 10 weeks repeat infections. LDH 460, ALT 60, AST 88. RSV and adenovirus confirmed. CXR/AXR neg. Concerned with LDH and LFT?

13 m/o daughter unwell 10 weeks repeat infections. LDH 460, ALT 60, AST 88. RSV and adenovirus confirmed. CXR/AXR neg. Concerned with LDH and LFT?

Concern: It is a concern but may be a lingering viral effect. Have her reviewed by an infectious disease specialist and have close follow up care. If she is in daycare, keep her home until she recovers. All the best.

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For how long an Adenovirus (specifically) Sore Throat will make saliva contagious? Can I infect my eyes with my saliva, after a week for example?

For how long an Adenovirus (specifically) Sore Throat will make saliva contagious? Can I infect my eyes with my saliva, after a week for example?

Explanation: Adenoviral infection usually involved upper respiratory area including eyes, nose and throat. It takes around 7-10 days to clear it out. If eyes have a pus it means you have bacterial infection and need to see a doctor.

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My 7mth old had Adenovirus. How long is the normal duration of a fever with this? When should I be concerned if he still has a fever?

My 7mth old had Adenovirus. How long is the normal duration of a fever with this? When should I be concerned if he still has a fever?

Viremia: Most adenoviral infections clear within a week, some may linger a bit longer. If you infant's fever lasts more than 3-5 days without improvement, make sure you see the doctor. Most adenoviral infections are associated with high fevers, some as high as 103-105, and require generous fluid intake and Motrin/Tylenol to reduce the fever

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How long is one contagious with the adenovirus?

How long is one contagious with the adenovirus?

Tricky adenoviruses: There are many different adenoviruses -in fact, there's probably more than 50 distinct serotypes-which means they can cause a wide range of illnesses, from mild respiratory infections (i.e. the cold), conjunctivitis, gastroenteritis, and even meningitis among other problems! Mostly though I would say a 'few days' - you can monitor symptoms for that -since it's spread by coughing, sneezing etc

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In last 4 days, I am with redness and pain in the throat, enlarged/pain on the left lymph node, without fever, cough or sneeze, it can be adenovirus?

In last 4 days, I am with redness and pain in the throat, enlarged/pain on the left lymph node, without fever, cough or sneeze, it can be adenovirus?

Or strep throat: Both can go on their own, but if strep throat, better see your doctor for an antibiotic prescription to enhance recovery and stop spreading of infection to others, meanwhile salt water gargles, pain killers, rest and fluids, good luck

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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