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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?

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 more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Echo (Definition)

An echocardiogram (also called an echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer. The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of your heart. These echoes are turned into moving pictures of your heart that can be seen ...Read more


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Enterovirus infection last week. No temp since Sunday. Today, little queasy and low grade fever (99.5). Otherwise ok.Same infection? Still contagious?

Enterovirus infection last week. No temp since Sunday. Today, little queasy and low grade fever (99.5). Otherwise ok.Same infection? Still contagious?

Enterovirus: If you are still symptomatic and having fever, then you are probably still contagious. It is likely still the same infection, although you could have a secondary infection as well. Get lots of rest, drink lots of fluids and take care. ...Read more

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Should myocarditis be easily detected with a echo or is more comprehensive test needed? And if infection has passed is damage still detectable?

Should myocarditis be easily detected with a echo or is more comprehensive test needed? And if infection has passed is damage still detectable?

Difficult diagnosis: Myocarditis diagnosis relies mainly on a detailed history ; physical. Echo should detect damage, but the cause of damage may remain unclear. Heart biopsy can rarely be used, but the test is low yield ; the risk of procedure often doesn't outweigh potential benefits. There may be delay in heart damage after myocarditis has passed. In addition heart damage often recovers. ...Read more

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Does a heart infection like myocarditis show up on ECG or echo?

Does a heart infection like myocarditis show up on ECG or echo?

Yes: Typically, there in patients with myocarditis, there are abnormalities on both ECG and echocardiogram. In fact, if both the ECG and the echocardiogram were normal, the likelihood of myocarditis would be very low. Typical ECG findings are st and t wave changes, and perhaps low amplitude qrs complexes. Echocardiographic findings are decrease ventricular function and perhaps pericardial effusion. ...Read more

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I urinate only at early morning 600ml, after that just 150-200 ml during the day.No infections, creatinine ok, echo ok, no edema.Take 2.3l fluids dayly.Drs here in brazil don't know what's wrong. Any ideas?

I urinate only at early morning 600ml, after that just 150-200 ml during the day.No infections, creatinine ok, echo ok, no edema.Take 2.3l fluids dayly.Drs here in brazil don't know what's wrong. Any ideas?

More water: You are likely not drinking enough water to replace your water loss through perspiration and respiration. Try increasing your water intake and see what happens. I am more concerned over your weakness which may sometimes result from lowering the blood pressure too much. As for the volume of urine/day, if everything ok , i won't lose sleep over it. ...Read more

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My brother is 18 years old and sometimes he has pain when he touch his navel, he feels a lump when the touch, bad smell and when the doctor squashed it squeezed yellow liquid .He has made an echo and turned an infection place 8 mm .He has healed from a

My brother  is 18 years old and sometimes he has pain when he touch his navel, he feels a lump when the touch, bad smell and when the doctor squashed it  squeezed yellow liquid .He has made an echo and turned an infection place 8 mm .He has healed from a

Possibly an infected: urachal or pilonidal cyst. Both of these are cured with a simple surgical procedure which cuts out cyst and removes infection. His doctor must be ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN the lump is NOT a herniated BOWEL LOOP. Take a picture of the lump, and send me a HealthTap Concierge Message @ goo.gl/tch4sN with the picture attached. ...Read more

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Have pots. Today swollen painful abdomen and vibrating feelings. Doc didn't think aorta. Had normal post-viral echo 5 months ago but should I be concerned about heart failure? Or just kidney infection

Have pots. Today swollen painful abdomen and vibrating feelings. Doc didn't think aorta. Had normal post-viral echo 5 months ago but should I be concerned about heart failure? Or just kidney infection

Unlikely : Unlikely heart failure if recent echo "completely" normal, though sometimes diastolic function is either missed or not appropriately interpreted on echoes. In rare cases, hf presents with isolated abdominal swelling, ascites, though most often with concomitant symptoms of dyspnea wih exertion and lower extremity edema...Unclear about the " vibrating feelings". ...Read more

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I've had heart test echo, nuclear stress and MRI of heart. I have a sinus infection an i've been feeling fatigue and short of breath is that normal?

I've had heart test echo, nuclear stress and MRI of heart. I have a sinus infection an i've been feeling fatigue and short of breath is that normal?

How long?: You should see your doctor now -- may be you need antibiotic especially if you've had this more than a week -- and you may have bronchitis in addition to sinusitis by the way -- how is your heart evaluation? Are they all ok? ...Read more

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I had a urinary infection and amorphous urate appeared in my urine test though I've done my echo .Can the potassium citrate treat this state?

I had a urinary infection and amorphous urate appeared in my urine test though I've done my echo .Can the potassium citrate treat this state?

Here are some...: Recurrent UTIs in young sexually active females usually occur within 24-48 hours after sexual intercourse and are uncomplicated. The reported evaluation should suffice to meet your need and to say most likely you had uncomplicated UTI. The presence of amorphous urate crystals in urine is common and not clinically contributing to recurrent UTI. And potassium citrate is to alkalinize urine so to... ...Read more

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I have pulsatile tinnitus and hearing loss from an middle ear or inner infection. It still feels full and echos when I walk? How long does it last?

I have pulsatile tinnitus and hearing loss from an middle ear or inner infection.  It still feels full and echos when I walk?  How long does it last?

Otitis media: After a middle ear infection, fluid in the middle ear takes a while to drain through the eustachian tube. It could take several weeks to clear. However, the symptoms of pulsatile tinnitus and hearing loss could indicate an inner ear or central neurologic/vascular problem, which requires that you see and ENT doctor for full exam and testing. There could be other problems that need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Enterovirus infection started Mon. (fever, headache). Today (Sun) having mild diarrhea, low grade fever. Likely same infection or something different?

Enterovirus infection started Mon. (fever, headache). Today (Sun) having mild diarrhea, low grade fever. Likely same infection or something different?

Enterovirus: You should not be on clindamycin for viral infection. The diarrhea may be enterovirous Working through the system or due to clindamycin causing GI flora disturbance & possible C. Diff colitis. Keep hydrating. TAlk to your doctor about discontinuing Clindamycin. May also benefit from probiotics and yogurt with live culture. ...Read more

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How serious is enterovirus 68 and is there a test for it?

How serious is enterovirus 68 and is there a test for it?

Depends: Enterovirus 68 has gotten a lot of press recently. It has been causing outbreaks of severe respiratory disease, mainly limited to children with asthma or other respiratory problems. There is no specific treatment, but supportive care is very effective. Fortunately, the fatality rate from the virus is very low with proper supportive care. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Turns out baby girl has enterovirus. Is this contagious before symptoms appear?

Turns out baby girl has enterovirus. Is this contagious before symptoms appear?

Enterovirus: Most likely the virus was shedding before the symptoms appeared. At this point, good hand washing is best way to avoid spread. ...Read more

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As an adult asthmatic how worried do I need to be about the Enterovirus D68 that's hit mostly kids?

As an adult asthmatic how worried do I need to be about the Enterovirus D68 that's hit mostly kids?

Some: It seems to be more common in children and teenagers. If an ordinary cold is making you sick see your doctor. Although EV D68 is very unusual in adults there are other viruses that can cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

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What are some ways to prevent getting the enterovirus? Also, does this virus share the same origins as the cold?

What are some ways to prevent getting the enterovirus? Also, does this virus share the same origins as the cold?

Enteroviruses: There are numerous different enteroviruses (poliomyelitis, Coxsackie, etc.) Enterovirus 68, is similar to the rhinovirus that causes the common cold, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But unlike a cold, the infection can lead to severe respiratory symptoms like wheezing. To prevent this stay away from infected persons, wash hands after touching people. ...Read more

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Why would someone need an enterovirus culture?

Why would someone  need an enterovirus culture?

Viral cultures: Enteroviruses, such as coxsackie, echo, and polio, replicate in the gastrointestinal track and may cause fever and vague GI symptoms. More serious disease can occur if the virus spread to the central nervous system (causing viral meningitis or even poliomyelitis) or heart (causing myocarditis). The stool, cerebrospinal fluid and heart tissue can be cultured for this group of viruses. ...Read more

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I think I have the enterovirus because I have a cold in the summer. Is this likely the case?

I think I have the enterovirus because I have a cold in the summer. Is this likely the case?

Not enterovirus: Enteroviruses usually cause diarrhea or other intestinal complaints. Other classes of viruses like rhinovirus and adenovirus cause respiratory complaints in the summer. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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