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How To Get Rid Of Epstein Barr Virus
Why would my epstein barr virus continue to be high. Don't test positive for mono, it has been pn high side for over a year? Is this worrisome
EBV: If you mean your antibody titers are high this is not uncommon and may stay that way for lifetime. It also depends upon which component of the EBV the antibodies are forming to, and also whether these are IgG or IgM antibodies. These tests are not easy to interpret and in the absent of symptoms would not worry about them.
The epstein–barr virus (ebv) is a virus in the herpesvirus family and is one of the most common viruses in humans. Ebv is best known as the cause of infectious mononucleosis, and infection with ebv occurs by the oral transfer of saliva and/or genital secretions, hence the moniker "the kissing disease". In the us, about 90 to 95 percent of all adults have ...Read more
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.
I was exposed to someone with Epstein Barr virus, what should I do? I already have post viral syndrome, I can't get real sick again. Please help!
Rest easy: 90+ percent of us have been exposed already to EBV (Epstein Barr Virus) and have immunity to it. Given your age, I don't think you need be concerned. It's highly likely that you encountered this virus in your younger years (think teens) and your immune system dealt with it. I always recommend a good nights sleep, proper nutrition, reducing stress and avoiding environmental poisons (smoke).See 1 more doctor answer
TREATMENT OR EB VIRU: The disease is self limiting and notreatment is neccesary, except bed rest in acute infections and oral fluids. If there is a co existing infection than treat with appropriate antibiotics. In severe cases some times we use oral corticosteroids, which reduce some symptoms and swelling precutions for few months to avoid contact sport and activities to prevent rupture of spleen.
Green pus on tonsils. On going problem due to tonsillitis and epstein barr virus. Should I get my tonsils removed? Need opinions please!!
See Specialist: If you have recurrent bouts of tonsilitis that require antibiotics, removing them could provide relief. Would make an appointment with an ENT specialist to get expert advice on whether you are a surgical candidate or not. Good luck.
Supportive only: There is no cure to an ebv infection. Supportive management to get you through the infection, is really all we can give someone- this will provide hydration, pain, and fever control. The potential consequence to ebv- burkitt's lymphoma, is rare and requires chemotherapy.See 1 more doctor answer
Epstein barr virus: If you have symptoms of an active infection, do not share your eating utensils, drinks and drinking glasses or cups. Be sure to wash utensils and glasses thoroughly. Kissing can spread eb virus, since the virus can be spread in saliva. If your doctor tells you your spleen is enlarged due to the infection, avoid contact sports or activities where an abdominal injury my occur.
A human virus.: The epstein–barr virus (ebv) is a virus in the herpesvirus family and is one of the most common viruses in humans. Ebv is best known as the cause of infectious mononucleosis, and infection with ebv occurs by the oral transfer of saliva and/or genital secretions, hence the moniker "the kissing disease". In the us, about 90 to 95 percent of all adults have evidence of previous infection.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Ebv is most commonly associated with burkitt lymphoma and hodgkin lymphoma, especially in states of compromised immunity such as HIV infection. It is also the virus that causes mononucleosis ("mono"). What is encouraging, though, is that the majority of us have been infected at some point with ebv and yet most of the time we do not develop cancer.See 1 more doctor answer
Possibly.: It is possible for ebv infection to cause respiratory symptoms. In general, ebv infections are either asymptomatic or are associated with a mononucleosis like syndrome of tiredness / fatigue. In some patients (especially people whose immune systems aren't functioning optimally), ebv can cause pneumonia / pneumonitis (inflammation of the lungs proper). This is not common but is possible.
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