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Is Viral Syndrome Contagious
See below:: Post-viral fatigue syndrome (pvfs) is a condition or conditions characterized by fatigue following a viral infection. The term is not widely used, but the state of prolonged or severe fatigue after illness is not uncommon. Some people experience fatigue and related symptoms for months or years following a severe viral infection. ...Read more
Who is the best specialist to follow me for post viral syndrome. My husband has been sick for two years with no real answers. He is in bed most days.?
See below: This is a nonspecific diagnosis for some type of viral illness. ...Read more
Give it time: For most viruses, like the common cold, the illness is treated symptomatically untill recovery occurs. In some cases such as measles, chicken pox or flu, vaccines provide protection from infection. In other cases including shingles, hepatitis and hiv, treatments exist that may promote healing once the virus is established. Talk to you physician for more details. ...Read more
There are many...: Viruses are one of the most common reasons for rashes. Some of these viruses and the diseases they cause include: measles, rubeola, parvovirus, chickenpox, and shingles to name just a few. Many of the mentioned viruses have a somewhat characteristic rash, but many viruses are quite variable in what the rash will look like, if it is present at all. ...Read more
Dr said I have viral syndrome I have had for 2 weeks and now I have inflammation in gallbladder what could it be?
Cannot diagnose: Without having access to the entire history, your medical records and you it would be foolish to try and second guess your doctor, who already has these things. Viral illnesses rarely affect the gallbladder, and either you have two separate conditions or the diagnosis of one of the two was incorrect (which happens often when you practice medicine). Listen to your doctor. ...Read more
Wording: This is more a word use issue that a real difference. Both terms can apply to identical events. Some would use the term syndrome to tie in events that do not seem easy to see together, like calf pain with influenza b. Some would use the "viral infection" label for a sore throat with mostly localized discomfort. ...Read more
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). ...Read more
My neurologist said I do not have any neurological symptoms, but said I have post viral syndrome? What is it and how should I be treated?
Post Viral Syndrome: There is no treatment for a post-viral syndrome, the body heals by itself and symptomatic therapy is available. ...Read more
Do you know of a blood test called pna abs for dysautonomia caused after a viral syndrome. After blood test I will have autonomic functioning testing?
Mayo's does it: Mayo labs does the testing for these thankfully-rare autoimmune dysautonomias. These are rare but dramatic syndromes, and if you do indeed have one, I wish you good luck with this. Http://www. Mayomedicallaboratories. Com/articles/hottopics/transcripts/2011/02-auto-dys-eval/13.html. ...Read more
Diagnosed with viral syndrome sat. Laying down I feel fine. Standing up my heartrate jumps up to 130-140, dry mouth, extremely weak, headaches. Pots?
Orthostatic dizzy: When heart rate goes up and blood pressure drops upon standing this is called orthostatic hypotension. In severe cases it can cause fainting. A heart rate of 130 is concerning and should be evaluated for pots but also other potential causes. In the interim always ensure that you are well hydrated, increase your salt intake and wait a few seconds after standing to take your first step. ...Read more
Positive test to epstein barr 3 yrs go. Had 'post viral syndrome' since. Symptoms: ongoing flu and malaise. Elevated rf, liver enzymes. What can I do?
See specialists...: A rheumatologist and an infectious disease specialist can evaluate to see if more can be done to decrease symptoms. A hepatologist (liver specialist) can help if there is ongoing liver damage. An immunologist (specialist in immune system disorders) may have some helpful ideas also. ...Read more
Can Post Viral Syndrome following shingles cause body wide neurological issues? I am a 36 year old man with a normal brain MRI worried about MS.
While there have..: ...probably been cases where this sequence of events was thought to be associated, this is not a common identifiable pathway for MS to develop. Millions of cases of post-viral syndrome or shingles occur without resulting in MS. The normal brain MRI is reassuring. I would definitely not worry about this. Continue to work with your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Hi. I was diagnosed a week ago by a Dr. As having a viral syndrome. He said my throat was pale. Prescribed Amantadine and Doxycycline. I don't feel better?
Stiff neck sore throat eyes hurt sores in mouth no appetite earache for a month now went to doctor was told it's a viral syndrome no meds were given?
Like a cold or flu: Like a cold of flu, one should expect a viral tracheitis or viral laryngitis to be contagious from a couple of days before the start of symptoms through 5-10 days of symptoms. The period of contagiousness in one individual person is unpredictable, so if somebody needs to be extra safe, then he should stay away from the sick person until a couple of days after all symptoms are gone. ...Read more
Is viral pneumonia contagious? A child where I work was diagnoised with viral pneumonia. Is it contagiious?
Maybe: Viruses can be transmitted person to person, however a virus that causes pneumonia in one person may not necessarily cause pneumonia in another person who is infected with it. For example the flu can can cause a fever, muscle aches and few lung symptoms in one person but a severe pneumonia in another. ...Read more
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