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Is there a cure for respiratory syncytial virus (r.S.V.)?

Is there a cure for respiratory syncytial virus (r.S.V.)?

Treatment available: Inhaled ribavirin, an antiviral agent, can be used to treat severe cases of RSV in infants and children. Palivizumab, an antibody, can be given to people at high risk for RSV to prevent infection. ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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Is there a cure for respiratory syncytial virus (r.S.V.)?

Is there a cure for respiratory syncytial virus (r.S.V.)?

No: There is therapy for rsv, but because of its side-effects and toxicity it is only used on critically ill children, and with mixed results. Rsv has been diagnosed more frequently in adults recently, but there are no curative therapies yet available. ...Read more

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Why are? Viruses so much harder to cure than other illnesses?

Why are? Viruses so much harder to cure than other illnesses?

Viruses can hide: It's a complex question because there are many different viral and bacterial diseases. In general, all you have to do is to kill bacteria, whicto an be easy to do with the right drugs. Viruses are simpler, but killing them isn't enough. As an example, the genetic material of viruses like hiv, herpes, varicella, and hepatitis b can live dormantly in your own cells, hiding from the effects of drugs. ...Read more

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How could viruses be used to cure some genetic diseases?

How could viruses be used to cure some genetic diseases?

Gene therapy: For some genetic diseases, it may be possible to either alter or provide a normal copy of the gene. We do not have the appropriate technology to transfer genes but in nature, viruses do that as part of their lifecycle. In many cases viruses infect cells and inject their genes into the cell. Researchers use this for gene therapy where viruses are geneticly engineered to transmit a normal gene. ...Read more

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Han viruses be used to cure genetic disease?

Han viruses be used to cure genetic disease?

Engineering: Viruses can be modified so as not to cause disease. Genes can be inserted in the viruses and the modified virus used as a cargo ship to deliver a specific gene to a cell to cure genetic diseases. This is the principle of gene therapy. ...Read more

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How could viruses be used to cure some genetic disease?

How could viruses be used to cure some genetic disease?

Engineering: Viruses can be modified so as not to cause disease. Genes can be inserted in the viruses and the modified virus used as a cargo ship to deliver a specific gene to a cell to cure genetic diseases. This is the principle of gene therapy. ...Read more

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Why don't we have any cure for viruses other than our own immune system?

Why don't we have any cure for viruses other than our own immune system?

Multitude of reasons: Most importantly is that viruses keep mutating, i.e. Keep changing its form, and go deep into the nucleus of the living cell so becomes hard to reach, but there are some antiviral drugs that can kill those tiny creatures, much smaller than the large bacteria, most famous is acyclovir (zovirax) ...Read more

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Can the virus being spread about the tazmanian devil be cured in time to prevent extinction?

I would love to: Know the answer to that question too. But, alas, I am a medical doctor - ; I have a hard enough time just trying to keep up with human illnesses. ...Read more

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Because roaches are so resistant to germs and viruses, can they possibly hold the cure to hiv?

Because roaches are so resistant to germs and viruses, can they possibly hold the cure to hiv?

May be: A small proportion of humans are naturally resistant to hiv. The molecular basis of this resistance is known. However, with one exception, this knowledge has not yet translated into treatment or prevention. ...Read more

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Please advise treatment for cure of diabetes and obesity.

Please advise treatment for cure of diabetes and obesity.

Life style changes: Healthy diet plus regular exercise, at least 30 minutes/day, will help you with controlling diabetes and obesity. ...Read more

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How to cure the stomach virus?

How to cure the stomach virus?

You don't "cure" it: 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. ...Read more

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What is the cure for obesity?

Curing Obesity: Significant scientific evidence has now proven that bariatric surgery may very well be the most reliable cure for obesity. It definitely is the best way to reverse the risks of diabetes, hypertension, fatty liver disease and so on.

Of course part of that process will also include limiting calories and exercising and participating in psychotherapy. But, it is possible to reverse this problem. ...Read more

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What causes the anthrax virus? Is there a cure?

What causes the anthrax virus? Is there a cure?

Anthrax: It is caused by Bacillus anthracis. There are treatments available. ...Read more

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What can cause roto virus in children? What's the cure?

What can cause roto virus in children? What's the cure?

Rotavirus: Rotavirus is a viral infection spread through contact with the stool of and infected person. It is one of the major causes of dehydration from diarrhea in young children. Since there is no cure, treatment is supportive with rehydration and avoidance of dairy for at least 2 weeks. Vaccines for prevention are now given to infants under 6 months of age. ...Read more

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What can lead to roto virus in children and what's the cure?

What can lead to roto virus in children and what's the cure?

Roto virus=gut virus: Kids with rotovirus are generally treated with supportive measures. Re hydration fluids, diet as tolerated and monitored urine output. Occasionally IV fluids are necessary. The virus will resolve within 3-8 days and gut recovery will follow close behind. There are no abx or anti-diarrhea meds that help this in a small child. ...Read more

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If herpes is a virus, and we know where it originates and resides in the body between outbreaks, why don't we have a cure? It should be simple, no?

If herpes is a virus, and we know where it originates and resides in the body between outbreaks, why don't we have a cure? It should be simple, no?

Latent infection: It's not so simple. The genetic material of the herpes virus hides out in your own cellular dna, where it can't be affected by drugs. ...Read more

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Possible cure for the herpes virus?

Possible cure for the herpes virus?

Cure is unlikely: Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections are permanent, with lifelong potential for recurrent oubreaks and/or transmission to close personal contacts. However, outbreaks tend to become very infrequent over time, and transmission becomes uncommon. Unfortunately, science has not found anything to cure herpes. Maybe someday, but probalby not in the near future. ...Read more

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Has a cure for the aids virus been discovered anywhere?

Has a cure for the aids virus been discovered anywhere?

No: When there's a cure, you won't have to ask a question on the web to learn about it. It will be big news! Only one person has been cured of HIV infection, and he had a bone marrow transplant with the marrow of someone who was relatively immune to HIV infection. This is not a desirable way to get rid of HIV infection for most people. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for herpes to kill the virus does lectroject or imulux work

Stick with legit Rx.: Imulux is a light treatment, which lectroject is a scary-looking electrical contraption. I know of no credible evidence that either one works. Stick with with fda-approved drugs like valacyclovir and famciclovir, both of which kill the herpes virus and control the disease in most cases. ...Read more

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Herpes virus, I have it but I don't understand why there is no cure can someone explain?

Herpes virus, I have it but I don't understand why there is no cure can someone explain?

Herpes simplex: This virus acts like a squatter in that once it enters your body it is virtually impossible to evict. It lives in nerve endings and can come out and produce symptoms at any time, but most often when something else is producing stress. Current antivirals inhibit but do not kill this virus. ...Read more

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If you should ever get Ebola and get cured, can u be re infested again or u become immune to the virus?

If you should ever get Ebola and get cured, can u be re infested again or u become immune to the virus?

Ebola Virus: Input from an expert: "We know that patients who have survived do have specific antibodies in their blood, " said Armand Sprecher, MD, from Médecins Sans Frontières. "Of course, what we don't know is the threshold at which antibodies give you a surrogate marker of protection. It's possible we may gather that over the course of this epidemic, as we hopefully move toward vaccination." See: ...Read more

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What happens if alligators and roaches are so resistant to germs and viruses, could they hold the cure for hiv?

What happens if alligators and roaches are so resistant to germs and viruses, could they hold the cure for hiv?

Internet foolishness: There was an internet research account in 2006 about alligator immunity perhaps helping cure hiv. The actual work was on their immune system, which is somewhat different from ours and deals well with bacteria (though not viruses in the study). Sadly, HIV finds sanctuary in the host genome of cells that can't be eliminated from the body, so no 'gator extract will eliminate hiv. ...Read more

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I have a huge phobia for stomach viruses. How can I cure it?

I have a huge phobia for stomach viruses. How can I cure it?

Prevention; no cure: The major causes of gastroenteritis are viruses, accounting for 1/3 of acute diarrheal illnesses. These fall into 5 categories: rotaviruses (lasts 3-7 days); enteric adenovirus (last 5-12 days with vomiting and fever); norwalk virus (lasts 1-2 days with flu-like symptoms); calicivirus (with shellfish, lasts 1-2 days in adults; longer in kids); astrovirus (kids ; in nursing homes, lasts 2-3 days). ...Read more

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What's recommended as a cure for my stomach virus and rash?

What's recommended as a cure for my stomach virus and rash?

Virus: If it is indeed a virus, it will go away on its own and a rash that comes with it will too. Drink plenty fluids. ...Read more

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Wondering about the cure for all the issue of bonne marrow like mudullary hypoplasia culullarity 25 % cause virus or chemical and more?

Wondering about the cure for all the issue of bonne marrow like mudullary hypoplasia culullarity 25 % cause virus or chemical and more?

Need big picture: If the cellularity of a hip or sternal marrow is only 25% at your age (a bit lower than most), it raises concern, but the needle may simply have hit an island with few cells, and a number like this means nothing without clinical information. If one of the three major cells lines is greatly diminished, or looks abnormal, or there's something else, it would tell us more. Let us know? ...Read more

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What makes HPV so tricky that no cure has been found yet for it? What's so difficult about it? Isn't it a virus and antivirals can treat it? Thanks

What makes HPV so tricky that no cure has been found yet for it? What's so difficult about it? Isn't it a virus and antivirals can treat it? Thanks

The tenacious virus: Unfortunately, this family of viruses (multiple strains)is not killed off by existing anti-virals. It has adapted to humans by developing the ability to hide in your system for life. This is similar to what happens with chickenpox and shingles. This is one germ that a vaccine given before sexual activity starts has the best hope of avoiding a lifetime of problems. ...Read more

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Why cant medication recognize the latent cell affected with HIV? + won't having chemotherapy + Medication of HIV kill the virus? There has to be a cure

There is no cure: As of now, there is no cure for HIV, with one notable exception of a person receiving bone marrow transplant from a person genetically resistant to HIV. You may consult this site for info: https://www. Cdc. Gov/hiv/library/factsheets/index. Html ...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