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Doctor insights on: How To Get Rid Of A Human Virus

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How do you get rid of a virus?

How do you get rid of a virus?

Give It Time: I'm assuming you're asking about a minor viral respiratory illness, like the common cold, etc. There are many such viruses and there is nothing we can do, once you are infected, to directly attack the virus itself. There are medications to improve symptoms, like fever, aches, etc. But antibiotics have no effect (unless you also have a bacterial infection too). Body will heal by itself most times.

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How can I get rid of cold virus?

How can I get rid of cold virus?

Cold virus: The only way to get rid of a cold virus is to let it run it's course. You can try to treat symptoms. You can try breathing in hot steam from a shower or water heated in a microwave. It is recommended to do it for at least 20 minutes. This may shorten the duration as the heat may help kill the virus. Fevers are also helpful in killing the virus as it is your body's way of fighting infection.

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Can I tell me how I can get rid of a virus?

Can I tell me how I can get rid of a virus?

Which kind?: Many resolve on their own. Sometimes antiviral medications are ordered.

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How can I quickly get rid of a virus or cold?

Cold viruses: There are no medications that work directly against the viruses that cause 'colds'. Therefore, you have to rely on your own body to rid itself of the infection. Obviously if you do the right things - sleep 8 hrs a night, eat properly, rest, avoid stress then you're giving the full resources of your body to clearing it. Everyone's a little different, but hope you could recover in a couple days.

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What I do to get rid of shingles virus?

What I do to get rid of shingles virus?

See your Dr ASAP: The virus never totally goes away, but it can go back to a dormant state and there are medications that help it happen quicker w/ less severe symptoms. It works best if you do it early! So, go ASAP. Best wishes.

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How do antiviral medicines get rid of the virus?

How do antiviral medicines get rid of the virus?

They don't: Most antviral drugs suppress replication of viruses without actually killing them. Examples include herpesviruses and hiv. Hiv therapy stops the virus from infecting new cells, but viral dna is still present in resting cd4 cells, and could create new virus if medications were stopped. That's why we can't yet cure hiv.

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Wht are some food too take to get rid of HPV virus?

Wht are some food too take to get rid of HPV virus?

None: There is not diet that can get rid of hpv virus. Please visit your physician so they can prescribe you the proper medication for your issue.

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The virus is permanent and you will never get rid of ebv?

The virus is permanent and you will never get rid of ebv?

Very common virus: According to the CDC, 90-95% of American adults have evidence of previous EBV infection even without active symptoms. Although the EBV has been postulated to be linked to some forms of cancer/chronic fatigue syndrome, the majority of patients who get this virus do not develop these conditions. Our immune system can develop ways to keep the virus from reinfecting us as badly in future exposures.

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Can I get rid of HPV virus permanently out of my body? Is it really right that it may take some years to clear it permanently? Have it since 2013

Can I get rid of HPV virus permanently out of my body? Is it really right that it may take some years to clear it permanently? Have it since 2013

Don't smoke: HPV DNA may persist indefinitely, but it isn't known how often this happens. Active infection usually is controlled by the immune system within a year or two, does not recur, and the virus cannot be transmitted. So for practical purposes, it is cured. There are no medications, diets, or anything else known to improve clearance. Smoking may delay clearance or increase risk of future problems.

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How do you get rid of the scavi skin virus? Small dome like bumps with clear to white fluid coming out them. It itches like something awful!

How do you get rid of the scavi skin virus? Small dome like bumps with clear to white fluid coming out them. It itches like something awful!

If: If you are referring to scabies (which is not a virus but a mite) you can try an over the counter Permethrin cream as directed. All sick contacts should be treated as well. In addition wash all bedding, clothes, etc. In very hot water. I hope you find relief soon.

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How do you get rid of the scavi skin virus? Small dome like bumps with clear to white fluid coming out them. It itches like something awful!

How do you get rid of the scavi skin virus? Small dome like bumps with clear to white fluid coming out them. It itches like something awful!

I: I assume you are talking about scabies infection caused by the human itch mite, sarcoptes scabeii. These infestations are caused from contact with an infected person (or their clothing, towels, linens, etc.). The best way to get rid of this infestation is to see a dermatologist and get a prescription such as Permethrin cream. There is also a pill that can work to clear the infestation. It is imperative that any persons that are itching in your household also be treated. Lastly, all linens, bedsheets, etc. Used in the last 48 hours must be laundered. I hope this helps!

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Does it happen that people get rid of the herpes virus that makes cold sores?

Does it happen that people get rid of the herpes virus that makes cold sores?

Herpes: Herpes lives in a sensory nerve cell cluster in the area the nerve supplies. Primary infection occurs in young and persists for life in 15 to 50 percent. It "sleeps" there and may recur at any time--stress, trauma, immune system compromise. If herpes, it typically recurs in one single area--especially lips and may be aborted with early antivirals. But not all "cold sores" are herpes.

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Can a hepatitis b virus carrier get rid of it?

Can a hepatitis b virus carrier get rid of it?

Complicated, but RX: Too complicated to get into details here. However, there are meds available to help get rid of carrier state, and lower viral count. See your doc re: your individual details of infection.

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Why does viral gastro sometimes cause vomiting and diarrhoea if those two symptoms don't do anything to get rid of the virus?

Why does viral gastro sometimes cause vomiting and diarrhoea if those two symptoms don't do anything to get rid of the virus?

They are symptoms: There are viral particles in your emesis and stool, but the virus causes inflammation that lasts for days so you can have vomiting and diarrhea for days. The damage that virus causes lasts longer, sometimes weeks. When virus destroys the absorptive layer of your guts, it can take a while to regenerate, and meanwhile, your food doesn't get digested as well and diarrhea continues.

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Had bad cold virus 3 weeks ago. Cold gone, but can't get rid of nagging cough. Was productive, now dry. Been almost 3 weeks. No fever, Bronchitis?

Had bad cold virus 3 weeks ago. Cold gone, but can't get rid of nagging cough. Was productive, now dry. Been almost 3 weeks. No fever, Bronchitis?

Non-productive cough: This is a common presentation for asthma. You do not have have to have wheezing to make the diagnosis. Do you cough either while or after you have been running or exercising. If you have then you have "exercise-induced bronchospasm (asthma).

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How can you get rid of herpes virus in the eye and how long does it take?

How can you get rid of herpes virus in the eye and how long does it take?

Depends: Most herpes in the eye is on the eye in fact the cornea. Treatment is with topical antiviral drops with good effectiveness in most cases within about 5 days. Herpes can also affect the interior of the eye, but this is rare. It can also be treated with systemic antivirals. Treatment takes longer and there is a risk of visual loss in these cases.