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Is Mono A Virus Or Is It A Gland That Everybody Has
A virus infection: Mono is due to an infection by ebv virus, and is seen more often in teens and young adults. Ebv virus is contagious in the saliva. Younger kids who catch ebv usually do not get the mono syndrome of prolonged fatigue, aches, swollen lymph glands, huge tonsils, fevers, sore throat, swollen spleen, puffy face, etc... Patients get better after a couple weeks or longer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My mom has a lympha tumors in her breast which are infected. is this a cancer? if it is, is there a risk that it is a bad one
If a person has hep c antibodies but a undetectable PCR is it gone or can it be in the body dormant? Can it reactivate?
Not from you: The risks of transmission to family members of strep pyogenes from a person carrying it but with no symptoms seems to be very low (kaplan el, "the group a streptococcal upper respiratory tract carrier state: an enigma." j. Pediatr. 1980;97(3):337). The chances of becoming a strep carrier from being a school-aged child are high enough; one estimate is over 20%. ...Read more
Is there a test to find out if a person carries erysipelas(strep A) bacteria thatis not active?This means the person has this bacteria but is not sick
Is it possible for a cold sore virus be transferred to the eyes, or is it entierly different stand of virus?
Yes: In children, having a functional spleen is important for the development of long-term immunity to certain bacteria. If you lose or have to have your spleen removed early, you may be more susceptible to these bacteria. If the spleen is lost when you are an adult, however, you have already built up immunity to most of these organisms. ...Read more
Usually it is better: To keep a blister intact to reduce chances of infection. ...Read more
Is a fever contagious? Is it ok to attend to a person with a fever? Is it contagious that I should be worried?
No: Fevers are not contagious, however the infection causing it may very well be. Until the source is known, you cannot be advised over the net as to whether you would be at risk. Good luck! ...Read more
If a person has mouth cold sore and genital warts, what is that means? Is it sign of serious medical condition?
No, not at all: Both oral herpes (cold sores) and genital warts are very common conditions and many people have both. If neither problem is especially severe and if they respond to the usual treatments, it doesn't mean anything about your overall health, immune system, etc. Good luck with both-- ...Read more
Genital wart is shrinking by itself (no medication yet). Is this a good sign that my immune system is acting on the virus or not necessarily?
Take HPV vaccine: Most women are able to eliminate HPV, the causative agent of warts. Taking HPV vaccine will protect you from other strains causing warts and cervical cancer. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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