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Agree w Dr. Raff: Hydrate. Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. No fancy new treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 cases of Ebola: were first diagnosed in the US (as of 18 OCT 2014). Patient Zero, a Liberian National, died in Dallas, Texas. 2 nurses who provided care to patient Zero contracted Ebola. Both are currently being treated at Biocontainment hospitals. 1 at National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD) & the second at Emory Univ Hospital (Atlanta, GA), All 3 cases were originally in Texas. One nurse traveled to > ...Read more
New agents: New babies are pretected to some degree from the types of viruses the mom developed immunity to in her lifetime. This immunity is transient & passes thru the placenta during pregnancy.It lasts for a few months in most infants.Premis don't get as much as full term babies. If mom never had & developed immunity to a virus, baby will be susceptable. ...Read more
So, two viruses that can cause reye's syndrome are influenza and vz virus? How many other viruses can lead to reye's?
For bacterial orchitis(not mumps or std) what are the most common symptoms people experience? How common is fever in this case?
What are the most prevalent viral types of the human papillomavirus found in condyloma acuminate?
6, & 11: About 90% of genital warts are caused by 2 specific hpv types (6 and 11) and are the least likely to have cancer-causing potential. Genital warts may go away on their own in about 10-20% of people over a period of 3-4 months. There at a variety of therapies available to help remove and suppress them. They are quite contagious when present. ...Read more
Is mycoplasma pneumoniae a relatively common infection that many people are infected with at some time in life?
Yes: Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a relatively common infection, in fact almost 0.5% of americans are diagnosed with it annually. It tends to affect people in the first 4 decades of their life. ...Read more
Has the 2016-2017 flu season peaked yet or are cases still on the rise? Which strain is most prevalent now?
Flu Activity fr CDC: Dominated by influenza A H3N2 viruses -- has been elevated for 8 weeks this season and continues to increase in some areas. While the Northwest of the country experienced flu activity earlier and now seems to be on the downswing, the Midwest and eastern coast of the country continue to experience increases in activity ...Read more
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