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What is post viral syndrome?

What is post viral syndrome?

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

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One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more


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How long does it take to get over a post viral syndrome? What are the affects?

How long does it take to get over a post viral syndrome? What are the affects?

Depends: Depends what kind of virus. Influenza like virus related syndrome can take a couple of weeks to recover from. Epstein barr virus can cause chronic type syndromes that last longer. Fatigue and flu like symptoms beyond 2 weeks warrants further medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What is viral syndrome?

What is viral syndrome?

A vague description: A collection of symptoms resulting from an infection caused by a virus (for example, the combination of fever, sore throat and runny nose). ...Read more

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How long does viral syndrome last for?

How long does viral syndrome last for?

Depends: Typical viral syndromes last a few days up to two weeks. Some viruses can cause symptoms which last much longer. ...Read more

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Can post viral syndrome last 1o years with intermittent sx?

Can post viral syndrome last 1o years with intermittent sx?

Yes depends on the: virus. Virulent things like hepatitis B, HIV, EBV, CMV, herpes, or anything that likes to replicate in your body from time to time, can cause post viral syndrome for a long time. You may need to get yourself checked with all these major infections. ...Read more

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I am suffering from post viral syndrome, what can I do about it?

I am suffering from post viral syndrome, what can I do about it?

Post viral: Simplistically the post viral fatiigue, malaise, and maybe cough or sinus symptoms may linger for a few weeks. Treat your particular symptoms with otc meds. Get enough sleep and have proper eating habits and it is amazing that most things heal with proper time. ...Read more

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How do u get rid of viral syndrome?

How do u get rid of viral syndrome?

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

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Does viral syndrome make you break out in rashes?

Does viral syndrome make you break out in rashes?

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

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The ER diagnosed me with viral syndrome, I never heard of it. What is it?

Signs and symptoms: A viral syndrome is a constellation of clinical signs and symptoms which suggest that someone has been infected with a virus but no virus has been actually detected. ...Read more

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Dr said I have viral syndrome I have had for 2 weeks and now I have inflammation in gallbladder what could it be?

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

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How do a diagnosis of viral infection and viral syndrome differ?

How do a diagnosis of viral infection and viral syndrome differ?

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

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What is the difference between a viral infection and viral syndrome?

What is the difference between a viral infection and viral syndrome?

Definitive diagnosis: When someone is diagnosed with a viral infection, the exact virus causing the infection is known. A viral syndrome is a constellation of clinical signs and symptoms which suggest that someone has been infected with a virus but no virus has been detected. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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Can post viral syndrome cause dry eyes, eye soreness and slightly blurry vision?

Can post viral syndrome cause dry eyes, eye soreness and slightly blurry vision?

Dry eyes: What kind of viral infection preceded this? . If it is not related to the eye or facial area, I doubt it is secondary to the viral infection. You may have dry eyes, try artificial tear solutions available over the counter, if blurry vision continues have it checked out. ...Read more

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Is post viral cough contagious?

Is post viral cough contagious?

Probably not...: A post-viral cough is usually due to bronchospasm and residual airway inflammation. Bronchodilator and steroid inhalers are prescribed to treat this so see your doctor for treatment. Since the viral infection is resolved, this is not contagious. ...Read more

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Viral tracheitis how long contagious for?

Viral tracheitis how long contagious for?

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

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Is viral pneumonia contagious? A child where I work was diagnoised with viral pneumonia. Is it contagiious?

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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How contagious is viral myositis?

How contagious is viral myositis?

Myositis is a...: Complication of a number of viruses. The virus can be spread but the other person is not likely to get the myositis. ...Read more

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What is viral gastritis? Is it contagious?

What is viral gastritis? Is it contagious?

Yes: A viral infection affecting the upper intestinal tract causing abdominal pain, nause and vomiting. As it is a viral infection, it can be transmitted. ...Read more