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What is the definition or description of: Congenital viral infection?

What is the definition or description of: Congenital viral infection?

An active viral: Infection that is present at birth. Usually the virus is acquired from a maternal infection that crosses the placenta. Examples include but are not limited to Rubella, hepatitis, HVI, cytomegalovirus, varicella, enteroviruses and many others. Some affect the infant while others do not. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

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


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What are the best medicine for viral infection?

What are the best medicine for viral infection?

Mom's remedies: Unfortunately medicines like antibiotics do not treat viral infections, so it's best to follow all the advice your mom used to give you: get lots of rest and drink fluids! Chicken soup and tea may also help. You may take tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and muscle aches. Remember to wash your hands so you don't pass the infection along! ...Read more

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Pumicort and 3 viral infections at once. Smart medicine?

Pumicort and 3 viral infections at once. Smart medicine?

Mgt: Infants and toddlers may have many infections during the course of the year. Pulmicort is a type of inhaled steroid which can alleviate inflammation in the lungs. More details regarding the symptoms such as wheezing, prolonged cough and her use of Albuterol would be helpful. A virtual consultation appointment made be booked online. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any medicines for chronic viral infection of the throat?

Please tell me if there are any medicines for chronic viral infection of the throat?

Chronic?: There are really no chronic viral infections of the throat, although some like Epstein-Barr virus can be excreted in the saliva on and off without symptoms ...Read more

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What is Viral infections a risk factor for?

Viral infections is a risk factor for:: Chronic fatigue syndrome, Cryoglobulinemia, Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, Gastroparesis, Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies, Intussusception, Labyrinthitis, Miller Fisher Syndrome, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Asthma exacerbation in adults, Asthma exacerbation in children, Biliary atresia, Familial Mediterranean fever, Hypersensitivity pneumonitis, Subacute granulomatous thyroiditis, Encephalitis, Chronic bronchitis, High risk pregnancy, Transverse myelitis, Leukocytosis, Leukopenia, Low grade fever, Ataxia, Reye Syndrome, Enlarged spleen, Thrombocytopenia, Vestibular neuritis, Glossitis. ...Read more

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Do u treat a viral infection with antib?

No/Yes: You do not use antibacterial antibiotics to treat viral infections. Some viral illnesses are treated with antiviral antibiotics such as using Acyclovir or valacyclovir for herpes or varicella infections and HIV meds for hiv/aids. ...Read more

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What can cause viral infections in infants?

What can cause viral infections in infants?

Viruses: The newborn is fortunate to have temporary immunity to many viral illnesses based on moms lifetime of experiences. This temporary immunity is passed thru the placenta & begins to fade by 3-4 mo. After that point an kids get an average of 5-7 viral respiratory illnesses/yr and 2-3 diarrheal illnesses/yr. Some vaccines (mmr & hep b) are available to prevent some illnesses, but most will self heal. ...Read more

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What is a viral infection and can u catch it?

Viral illness: A viral disease (or viral infection) occurs when an organism's body is invaded by pathogenic viruses. Viruses are generally contagious. Depending on the virus, they can be transmitted by airborne pathways, or body fluids, etc. Some viruses are easier to contract than others. Proper hand washing and hygiene remains the number one way to prevent the spread of infection. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have a viral infection or something worse?

Best to know: Some infections have no symptoms. If you are concerned about a specific exposure, see your doc and get tested. For many infections there are specific symptoms: fever, sweats, chills, weight loss, cough, chest pain, vomiting, diarrhea, urinary discomfort/back pain, discharge, skin lesions w/pus. For these you need to see a doc for treatment. For hiv, hepatitis, hpv specific tests need to be done. ...Read more

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Can a viral infection cause pleurisy?

YesPresumedMostFreq.: Pleurisy, inflammation of the thin, delicate lining inside the chest, visceral portion covering/outside layer of the lungs, parietal layer lining the inside of the chest wall, both layers oozing small amounts of clear salt water filtered from blood capillaries & serving as lubricant, is presumed commonly from viral infections, however, as a body response, could be triggered by any no of triggers. ...Read more

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What happens with a viral infection when you have kidney issues?

What happens with a viral infection when you have kidney issues?

Variable: Viral infections vary in severity and intensity and not all viral infections affect your kidneys. You did not clarify exactly what your kidney issues are. ...Read more

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What are the viral infections that causes hives and are they cureble?

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What are the viral infections that causes hives and are they cureble?

Many: There are many viruses that can cause hives, especially in children; even cold viruses have been implicated. As with most viral issues, recovery just involves supportive care and time. ...Read more

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I'm curious if influenza is a viral infection, how come it goes away?

I'm curious if influenza is a viral infection, how come it goes away?

No: Exercises won't focus the area in which you lose weight, but will firm and tone muscles in a specific area. ...Read more

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Do steroids cure a viral infection?

No: Steroids are used to treat inflammation, which is often a symtpom of viral infections, but by definition do not "cure" viral infections. Some anti-viral medications will help slow and shorten the progression of viral illnesses. Rest, plenty of fluids, and supportive measures go a long way to help fight off viral infections as well. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Congenital Viral Infection (Definition)

Infection that is present at birth. Usually the virus is acquired from a maternal infection that crosses the placenta. Examples include but are not limited to Rubella, hepatitis, HVI, cytomegalovirus, varicella, enteroviruses and many others. Some affect the infant ...Read more


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more