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Doctor insights on: Rhinovirus Deadly

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Can rhinovirus be deadly?

Can rhinovirus be deadly?

If immunosupressed: Rhinovirus ("rhino-" = nose) strains are the most common cause of the common cold, but in people who are severely immunocompromised (notably bone marrow transplant recipients in the critical days), it has caused fatal pneumnias. ...Read more

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What can I take to prevent rhinovirus?

What can I take to prevent rhinovirus?

Boost immunity: Although you cannot take anything to prevent rhinovirus, you can boost your immunity through good sleep, regular exercise and a healthy diet as well as multivitamins to prevent a rhinovirus from taking hold and causing a lot of symptoms. ...Read more

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How does the rhinovirus spread?

How does the rhinovirus spread?

Droplets or contact: It can spread through direct contact, or droplets spread via cough/sneezing etc. Cover your cough/sneeze and use hand sanitizer to reduce transmission. ...Read more

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How does the rhinovirus attack?

How does the rhinovirus attack?

They bind receptors: On cells that line the nose, mouth and then invade the cells, replicate in them and them burst them to release more viruses. These new viruses repeat this cycle till the immune system clears them from the body. ...Read more

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How does rhinovirus affect your body?

How does rhinovirus affect your body?

Common cold: Rhinovirus attacks the cells in the upper respiratory system and causes the common cold. It is typically not severe or life threatening. ...Read more

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How does rhinovirus effect our cells?

How does rhinovirus effect our cells?

Common cold: Typically rhinovirus is responsible for several of the common colds that afflict us. It enters a host cell and then replicates or reproduces and infects other cells until one becomes symptomatic. The duration can last 3 to 4 days until the body's defensive cells put the virus back under control. ...Read more

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Can you perform a home rhinovirus test? Is there such a test?

Can you perform a home rhinovirus test? Is there such a test?

No: No, there isn't. Even if there were, it wouldn't be of much use. It would tell you what you already know: that you have a cold. And since rhinovirus isn't the only virus that causes common colds, a negative test wouldn't help you either. ...Read more

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Is it true that rhinovirus is a retrovirus?

Is it true that rhinovirus is a retrovirus?

No: It is a picornavirus. There are some similarities (it's genome is made of rna) but it is not a retrovirus (like hiv). It is a cause of the common cold, and it typically not life threatening. ...Read more

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What is the initial number of rhinovirus particles in the body before the infection starts?

What is the initial number of rhinovirus particles in the body before the infection starts?

That is: An impossible question to answer because there is no way to quantify the minimum viral particles necessary for infection. In any case, since host factors are critical in determining the vulnerability to infection, the answer would vary. ...Read more

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If colds are caused by rhinovirus mainly, why doesn't our inmune system have defenses against it? (like measles).Does this virus change everyear? .

If colds are caused by rhinovirus mainly, why doesn't our inmune system have defenses against it? (like measles).Does this virus change everyear? .

Many viruses: The "common cold" is caused by many viruses, though, as you point out, rhinovirus is the most common accounting for 30–80% of colds in a given season. Others include a type of picornavirus with 99 known serotypes, coronavirus, influenza viruses, adenoviruses, human parainfluenza viruses, human respiratory syncytial virus, enteroviruses and more. ...Read more

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How can you prevent rhinovirus infection (common cold)?

How can you prevent rhinovirus infection (common cold)?

Cold: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching mouth, nose or eyes with unclean hands. Cough into crock of elbow. Stay away from people who are ill. ...Read more

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Does the common cold (rhinovirus) cause green/yellow mucus?

Does the common cold (rhinovirus) cause green/yellow mucus?

It could but: If you have had symptoms for more than 7 days you may consider getting checked out to make sure you don't have a bacterial sinus infection. ...Read more

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Need help docs! My 23month old been diagnosed with rhinovirus one of her symtom is a really bad cough is this common?

Need help docs! My 23month old been diagnosed with rhinovirus one of her symtom is a really bad cough is this common?

Rhinovirus=a cold: Rhinovirus is the most common virus causing the common cold. It's certainly associated with cough. Unless you can't breathe well or cough up blood (in which case see a doctor asap), it likely will improve in the next week or so, with some annoying lingering cough for up to a month thereafter. ...Read more

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Is it common to get Acute Myocarditis after a common cold? Specifically, more than likely a Rhinovirus. If so, is mortality high?

Is it common to get Acute Myocarditis after a common cold? Specifically, more than likely a Rhinovirus. If so, is mortality high?

No: Myocarditis is a rare disease, but not extremely rare. It does happen to people, but it is hard to find any exact numbers about it. Maybe one's chances of getting it are 1 in 5000 or 1 in 10000 people... these are just rough estimates. Likewise, it's not known how many cases are happening after Rhinovirus infections. ...Read more

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Can rhinovirus cause food poisoning or any other stomach problems?

Can rhinovirus cause food poisoning or any other stomach problems?

Not usually: Rhinovirus affects the nose. Excessive nasal secretions when swallowed may irritate stomach. It won't cause food poisoning. ...Read more

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13mnth has immunodeficiency unspecified&abnormal liver function unspecified last wk was sick w/ rhinovirus&adenovirus is now sick again w/fever&cough?

13mnth has immunodeficiency unspecified&abnormal liver function unspecified last wk was sick w/ rhinovirus&adenovirus is now sick again w/fever&cough?

Immunedficiency: You need to take him to an allergist immunologist to determine what is going on with his immune system, look one up at aaaai. Org or acaai. Org. ...Read more

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My 1yr old has rhino virus and adenovirus and is being very irritable and always wanting mommy and crys when I put him down to play?

Comfort measures: These symptoms will oon get better. At this time fluids and may be if he is uncomfortable, tylanol or Motrin doe discomfort. Would be ok to attend to his needs while he is sick. So carrying him around if it makes him feel better is ok. ...Read more

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Is ischemia deadly?

Is ischemia deadly?

Can be: Yes, ischemia can be deadly. Ischemia is caused by inadequate blood supply, and therefore inadequate oxygen supply to a part of the body. There is reversible - the tissue recovers when blood flow is restored - and irreversible ischemia - the latter resulting in tissue death. Ischemia can potentially occur anywhere in the body. If the ischemia is irreversible, the nearby tissue will die. ...Read more

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Is smallpox deadly?

Is smallpox deadly?

Yes: During its active years smallpox in general had a 30% case fatality rate, highest in children and older adults. Some subtypes with malignant or hemorrhagic smallpox approached a 100% fatality rate. ...Read more

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Is leukemia deadly?

Is leukemia deadly?

Depends: Leukemia is one of those cancers for which modern treatment has created a high percentage of cures. This is age related; the younger the better. There are a number of types of leukemia and some are more deadly than others. The basic statement of course is untreated leukemia is always fatal. ...Read more

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Is pneumonia deadly?

Is pneumonia deadly?

Maybe: Most of the time it is not, but severe pneumonia can be fatal especially in those with underlying diseases that impair the immune system, the heart or the lungs. ...Read more

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How deadly is heroin?

How deadly is heroin?

Why?: I am curious why you are asking. If you want to understand the dangers of heroin to help somebody get sober, then I'd suggest read on the issue via medical websites. If exploring using it, please see your doctor and visit about it. There is no crime to talk it over with your physician, even if you are using it. Yes, it is a very dangerous illegal drug which people do die from. ...Read more

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Is leukoplakia deadly?

Is leukoplakia deadly?

Maybe: A disorder of a mucous membrane characterized by one or more white patches, occurring most commonly on the cheek, tongue, vulva, or penis: often medically insignificant but sometimes becoming malignant. A biopsy is necessary to make a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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How deadly is anthrax?

How deadly is anthrax?

Very: Skin, gastrointestinal and pulmonary anthrax are increasingly deadly in the order listed. Pulmonary anthrax, once it becomes apparent, is lethal in almost all cases. ...Read more