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Kids With Enterovirus Infection
When cleaning after someone has been ill with enterovirus infection, do we need to disinfect the whole room or just the things they may have touched?
Cleaning: When someone is sick with viral infection, it's a good idea to clean the room totally. That's using a good product like clorox wipes to clean and disinfect the surfaces and wash bedding in hot water. This will decrease the transmission if disease. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Enterovirus infection last week. No temp since Sunday. Today, little queasy and low grade fever (99.5). Otherwise ok.Same infection? Still contagious?
As an adult asthmatic how worried do I need to be about the Enterovirus D68 that's hit mostly kids?
My 3y/o is sick all of a sudden, runny nose, vomiting, cough, fever 102.0 fever Can she have Enterovirus that kids are getting or flu? What can i do
Take a deep breath: First, focus on hydration. Pedialyte,water etc. Small sips frequently. Since she's vomiting try rectal tylenol for her fever. Don't worry about getting food into her - she's not going to have an appetite. First thing in the morning call your pediatricians office for eval. If she is unable to keep in small amounts of fluid in then it is off the the ED to make sure she doesn't get dehydrated. ...Read more
Immunize &wash hands: Rotavirus is one of the most common and potentially serious intestinal viral infections in the us. It is spread by contact, not through the air. So the best defense is to wash hands before eating and after caring for children or adults, especially changing diapers, clothes, etc.. A safe, effective oral vaccine is available and recommended for all healthy infants. ...Read more
Generally not: Similar to other viruses which infect the GI tract, but the nausea, vomiting, fever and respiratory symptoms may be slightly worse. Children will be lethargic, not have much appetite, and may develop low grade liver inflammation. Serious complications are almost entirely related to dehydration, imbalance of electrolytes, and acidosis. Often lasts 8-10 days and rarely requires hospitalization. ...Read more
Just been told both tubes r blocked but i have 2 kids and never had an infection etc.so y would this happen plus told cant have them unblocked either?
Endometriosis?: There are several causes for blocked fallopian tubes. The most common is pelvic inflammatory disease but if you have not had infections then this is probably not the cause in your case. Other causes are prior surgeries and endometriosis. Only your gynecologist could tell you what might be the cause in your case. In cause of scarring in the fallopian tubes can cause them to be blocked. ...Read more
Is any vacc being devlpd to prevent cmmn infections in kids such as crop etc or are these considered necessary evils to live with for beter immunity?
Some vaccines exist: Croup is usually caused by viral infections. The most common includes: Parainfluenza, Adenoviruses, Influenza and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus). Currently there are vaccines available for Influenza and the current recommendation by the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) is to immunize all children 6 months & older against Influenza annually. ...Read more
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