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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. ...Read more

Dr. Howard Schneider
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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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13mnth has immunodeficiency unspecified&abnormal liver function unspecified last wk was sick w/ rhinovirus&adenovirus is now sick again w/fever&cough?

13mnth has immunodeficiency unspecified&abnormal liver function unspecified last wk was sick w/ rhinovirus&adenovirus is now sick again w/fever&cough?

Immunedficiency: You need to take him to an allergist immunologist to determine what is going on with his immune system, look one up at aaaai. Org or acaai. Org. ...Read more

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Can you catch adenovirus twice in a row?

Can you catch adenovirus twice in a row?

Yes: There are many adenoviruses. You will get immunity to one type after infection but you can get one of the many others if you are exposed and are susceptible. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how replication initiates in adenovirus dna?

Can you tell me how replication initiates in adenovirus dna?

It's complicated: To simplify: Being a linear double stranded DNA virus, a bunch of viral proteins are encoded early in its replicative cycle in order to: 1)create a primer at its 5' end, and 2) make a DNA polymerase that can replicate its genome starting from the primer. ...Read more

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Where can you pick up an adenovirus?

Adenoviruses: Just about any where. They are viruses that cause common colds and other respiratory infections. ...Read more

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What disease can the adenovirus cause?

A bunch of them: With over 50 different adenovirus strains, this virus can cause several different diseases such as Conjunctivitis, myocarditis, cystitis (bladder infection), rash illness, pneumonia, croup, bronchitis, gatroenteritis, neurological problems ...Read more

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How to tell the diference between cold and adenovirus 14?

How to tell the diference between cold and adenovirus 14?

Doesn't matter: Adenoviruses are a common strain of cold virus which in particular cause sore throats. In the time frame a diagnosis is made it is not feasible or medically helpful usually to figure out which strain is causing a cold. Adenovirus 14 is a particularly nasty strain of cold virus but also rather rare. If you are very sick, having a hard time breathing or quite weak, see a doctor no matter what strain. ...Read more

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Can adenovirus 14 pose a cancer threat?

Can adenovirus 14 pose a cancer threat?

No known Ca risk: Human adenovirus type 14 is one of many different types of adenovirus. The hadv-b14p1 strain sometimes causes more severe illness vs other adenoviruses. However, infections with this strain are not common & most illnesses are not serious. Severe illness or death from hadv-b14p1 infections is rare. Typical symptoms are like those of many common infections, including flu. Cancer is not a known risk. ...Read more

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Is it possible that adenovirus 14 pose a cancer threat or establish latency?

Is it possible that adenovirus 14 pose a cancer threat or establish latency?

Unlikely: This aggressive new adenovirus may turn out to hang on in tonsil lymphocytes like some of the others, but I doubt it will turn out to be any more of a cancer-causer than its most familiar kin. Despite "pop" wisdom, viral pathogenesis doesn't seem to be a factor in most of the common cancers apart from hpv causing cervix cancer. ...Read more

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My son had adenovirus 4 months ago. He is now sick again and showing all symptoms of the same virus. Could it be that he is getting it again?

Adenovirus or?: There are many subtypes of adenovirus. Also many kinds of viruses that produce similar symptoms. So it is hard to say if he is having adenovirus again. Followup with your son's doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Adenovirus Infection (Definition)

Adenoviruses are nonenveloped DNA viruses which may cause a variety of conditions like conjunctivitis, tonsillitis, ear infections, gastroenteritis, beonchiolitis, pneumonia, meningitis, ...Read more