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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


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Can a virus cause headaches and gas pains yes or no?

Yes: Viruses can certainly cause those symptoms...Not everyone gets every symptom a virus 'can' produce. ...Read more

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Have extreme gas and sometimes bloating. This happened after I had a virus a couple weeks ago. What can it be, it's been going on for weeks?

Have extreme gas and sometimes bloating. This happened after I had a virus a couple weeks ago. What can it be, it's been going on for weeks?

Villous atrophy: sometines following a viral infection ( viral gastroenteritis) the villi that line the inner side of the bowel become flat ( partial Villius atrophy ) and that can lead to carbohydrate malabsorption, which in turn leads to excess gas production. Avoid regular milk ( lactose malabsorption) and juices for a couple of weeks until the villi recover ...Read more

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When expelling gas, anus feels like it is burning from acid (not fire) but I don’t eat anything acidic. Foul smell. Virus or bacteria the cause?

When expelling gas, anus feels like it is burning from acid (not fire) but I don’t eat anything acidic. Foul smell. Virus or bacteria the cause?

Could be: related to diet (i.e. spicy foods) or infection. Hard to say at this time. See your doctor, he/she will be able to evaluate further with stool studies and possibly a scoping procedure. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Why do I have pain on my left side stomach when i can't relieve gas while i still have GI tract virus?

I think the: Reason is cramping from the virus, maybe aided by a muscle strain from pushing; try to stay hydrated, consider immiodium, go in if not improving or getting worse but usually these issues self limited. ...Read more

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I had a 24 hour virus with nausea and watery stool. It has been 2 weeks and I still have frequent foul smelling gas. Why?

I had a 24 hour virus with nausea and watery stool. It has been 2 weeks and I still have frequent foul smelling gas. Why?

Change in flora?: After a GI infection like this, there can be a longer lasting change in the bacterial flora of the intestinal tract, which can cause an issue like this. I would advise supplementing probiotics, at least for the time being for now, to see if this helps. ...Read more

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What could be causing my dizziness, gas, stomach churning? The dizziness is what scares me. Not sure if is anxiety, a virus, or something more serio

What could be causing my dizziness, gas, stomach churning?  The dizziness is what scares me. Not sure if is anxiety, a virus, or something more serio

Evaluation: See the doctor for evaluation. Your anxiety will go down when your physician will not find anything serious or help you with your symptoms and underlining problem. ...Read more

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How effective are alcohol wipes at getting rid of viruses/bacteria on surfaces? I use them to wipe my hands after pumping gas, cleaning my phone, etc

How effective are alcohol wipes at getting rid of viruses/bacteria on surfaces? I use them to wipe my hands after pumping gas, cleaning my phone, etc

Excellent: The problem is that alcohol can dry your skin. The newer alcohol containing solutions for hand disinfection don't cause as much dry skin but control the germ levels as well as alcohol pads. try using them. ...Read more

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Just getting over the stomach virus and now I'm constipated with lots of gas pain. What should I do?

Just getting over the stomach virus and now I'm constipated with lots of gas pain. What should I do?

Gastroenteritis: If you had a lot of diarrhea it is not unusual to go without bowel movements for a few days after. If you are uncomfortable with intestinal gas collection,in addition to avoiding gassy foods, drinking hot water and applying a hot water bottle to the abdomen helps break down the gas and moves it down for passing. Taking simethicone after meals prevents gas build-up. Senokot (senna) helps constipation. ...Read more

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Can trapped gas cause a GREAT deal of stomach discomfort? It came on suddenly. Not the typical pain associated with stomach virus.

Can trapped gas cause a GREAT deal of stomach discomfort? It came on suddenly. Not the typical pain associated with stomach virus.

Sure can!: I had gas pain that was worse than my later appendicitis. Gas-X (simethicone) helps a lot. But bad pain needs to be evaluated if it does not go away quickly with simethicone or an antacid. Splenda and sorbitol candies and drinks, also gave me pain worse than labor pain! Never again! ...Read more

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I'm vegan & healthy, yet having GI problems for a week now. I have dull pain/fullness in stomach after eat, excess gas & burping. Could it be a virus?

Most likely not: Possible due to increased acid secretion in the stomach. Viral gastroenteritis would also cause diarrhea or abdomen cramping pain.
If otc medication such as maalox, mintox and Prilosec otc did not help after few days - 1 week, please see your physician.
There is a bacteria called h. Pylori which can cause inflammation of the stomach and small intestine. Not treated, it could also cause cancer. ...Read more

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Why do I have labored breathing problem after i eat and i couldn't pass gas for few hours and plus i got stomach virus?

Why do I have labored breathing problem after i eat and i couldn't pass gas for few hours and plus i got stomach virus?

Gastritis: Sounds like irritated stomach or gastritis. May even be gastroesophafeal reflux (gerd ) and hiatus hernia. There are other possibilities that only a visit to a doctor can help figure out and diagnose. If you are not already doing it, try over the counter medications for acid, such as zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid, and Prilosec for a couple of weeks then visit a doctor. ...Read more

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My eight year old daughter has been having stomach pain for one month. Today she threw up. She's had gas, bloating, nasia and acid reflux. Can virus last this long? Any way to cure virus?

My eight year old daughter has been having stomach pain for one month. Today she threw up. She's had gas, bloating, nasia and acid reflux.  Can virus last this long?  Any way to cure virus?

Unlikely virus: One month of abdominal symptoms is a little longer than one would expect from a virus alone. Abdominal discomfort can be from a lot of causes like constipation, stomach infection with H. Pylori, acid reflux, irritable bowel, celiac disease, or IBD. Try her on a natural organic diet rich in fiber and fluids. Also try probiotics. If not helping in a few days, see a specialist. ...Read more

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What U.S. states have cases of cyclospora virus?

What U.S. states have cases of cyclospora virus?

Cyclospora: Cyclospora is a single-celled parasite that causes an intestinal infection.

As of mid 2014, cyclospora outbreaks have been reported in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York (and New York City), Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington. ...Read more

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How did the ebola virus start? How did it get into the U.S.?

How did the ebola virus start? How did it get into the U.S.?

Ebola Virus: Ebola is a filovirus (Filoviridae). The genomic fossils of filoviruse family that impact mammals have likely existed tens of millions of years. Viruses mutate over time. The first recognized Ebola outbreak was in 1976. Some individuals who became infected by Ebola in Africa traveled to the US - there by leading to US cases. ...Read more

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Has their ever been a case of someone having the ebola virus in the u.S.?!?!

Has their ever been a case of someone having the ebola virus in the u.S.?!?!

Ebola: Regarding current Ebola outbreak you are probably now aware that a man who had direct contact with Ebola traveled from Nigeria to Dallas, Texas - developing Ebola sx's 5 days after arrival in the US. The CDC is monitoring each of the man's contacts for 21 days. Two missionaries were also evacuated from Africa to the US for treatment prior to that. The Reston virus (mutated Ebola Virus) found in ...Read more

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Is of possible for anyone in the u.S. To contract the ebola virus from just day to day contact ?

Is of possible for anyone in the u.S. To contract the ebola virus from just day to day contact ?

Ebola Virus: Transmission is from someone who has signs of active infection via contact wi blood or bodily fluids or through contact wi contaminated objects. According to the World Health Organization – Ebola can be spread through body fluids such as sweat, blood, saliva, urine and stool. As of4 OCT 2014 - there were 3 cases treated in the US - so the odd's would be miniscule. ...Read more

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Have their been any cases of the sars virus in the u.S?

Have their been any cases of the sars virus in the u.S?

In 2003, : There were 30 or so cases of 'probable sars' in the usa, only 8 were shown to be antibody positive and all these acquired the virus outside the usa. ...Read more

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If I'm HIV positive, how can I ensure I don't spread the virus to my partner(s)?

If I'm HIV positive, how can I ensure I don't spread the virus to my partner(s)?

Safe sex, HIV Rx: Congratulations on your responsible approach! 1) Inform all partners so they can choose to have sex with you or not, or to avoid some sexual practices. 2) Always use condoms for vaginal or anal sex. 3) Be in medical care, religiously take anti-HIV drugs, and keep your viral load low. Your doctor or clinic can fill in the details. If you do all these, you will never infect a sex partner. ...Read more

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I am in my mid 60's. It seems that at times i m unable to control my bowels. I do not have a virus or am not ill.. I have regular colonosophy.?

I am in my mid 60's.  It seems that at times i m unable to control my bowels.  I  do not have a virus or am not ill..  I have regular colonosophy.?

See a doctor: You may be developing some form of neuropathy, but in order to be helpful a doctor will need a full detailed history, often asking questions you might not think to tell them. Go and get examined before this gets worse. ...Read more

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How do we get viruses from food?

How do we get viruses from food?

All that's: necessary is for a virus(like the Norovirus) to be able to hardy enough to survive(viable) for any prolonged period of time in food(or water or on living surfaces for that matter) so that another person get exposed through breaks in the skin, or through the mucous membranes of our respiratory or gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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Do viruses stay with you forever?

Do viruses stay with you forever?

Most don't.: Consider the common cold as an example of a virus that just dies out. But some viruses can remain with you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how are some viruses helpful.?

Can you tell me how are some viruses helpful.?

Viruses: Genetically modified viruses are being used as part of cancer treatments. ...Read more

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What viruses live longest on surfaces like door knobs?

What viruses live longest on surfaces like door knobs?

Virology: There is a whole field of medicine devoted just to the study of viruses - so it starts to get very complex when you look into it. It is true that some infections can persist on surfaces such as door knobs - we call these 'fomites' -contaminated objects. Probably norovirus is the most notorious. It can survive for WEEKS on hard surfaces! Definitely good to maintain good hand hygiene at all times. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more