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Doctor insights on: Systemic Viral Infection Symptoms

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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


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I always end up having the worst case of Systemic Viral Infection every 3 months that it's becoming normalfor me. What do I do?

I always end up having the worst case of Systemic Viral Infection every 3 months that it's becoming normalfor me. What do I do?

Healthy living: Usually, recurrent severe infections imply that the immune system is not working well. Viral infections every 3 mos is actually normal, especially if you work with the public. If they are all severe, then a healthier diet and rest should improve things. Vitamin C is especially important. ...Read more

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Can I tell if I have streptococcus or just a viral infection just by symptoms?

Can I tell if I have streptococcus or just a viral infection just by symptoms?

Difficult to: With viral infections, there can be a tendency for a higher fevers. Having said that, its is virtually impossible by symptoms alone in the absence of a good physical exam to distinguish one from the other. ...Read more

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I've been absent for work because if systemic viral infection. Is my absence justifiable because of my diagnosis? How to explain it to my employer?

I've been absent for work because if systemic viral infection. Is my absence justifiable because of my diagnosis? How to explain it to my employer?

Yes...: First of all if you don't rest during your illness you might get worse and as a consequence miss more days at work than you would if you rested in the beginning of the illness. Other reason not to go to work is to avoid giving the virus to other people there as well. Hope they understand and that you get better soon. Rest and drink plenty of fluids in order to recover quickly. ...Read more

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What is systemic viral infection?

What is systemic viral infection?

A pattern: In general a bacteria, like a staph abscess, enters the body and attacks a specific region or site, spreading locally. Viruses usually enter the body through the soft tissue of the oral cavity, eyes or nose. Viruses must enter tissue to survive and reproduce, then spread to the blood where they can quickly spread to all areas of the body, where it can trigger "systemic" symptoms. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of viral infection?

What are symptoms of viral infection?

Where?: Viral infection of the upper respiratory tract would include sinus congestion, runny nose, etc, with fever and aches. Viral gastroenteritis would be fever, nausea, vomiting and or diarrhea. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a viral infection of skin?

What are symptoms of a viral infection of skin?

The presenting: Lesion of a virus is a vesicle, which looks like a little "pimple" that's got clear fluid in it. Virtually all viruses that affect the skin start with a vesicle, including warts, chicken pox, measles and even smallpox. ...Read more

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I have many symptoms of viral infection, (off & on) for over 2 weeks; no appreciable fever.?

I have many symptoms of viral infection, (off & on) for over 2 weeks; no appreciable fever.?

Needs evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful response without additional history, physical examination and may be lab tests. If the symptoms have lasted two week, it is time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of viral infection of the brain?

What are the symptoms of viral infection of the brain?

Many.: There can be a virus infection of the brain (encephalitis) or the coverings of the brain (meningitis). Symptoms can range from headache and stiff neck to confusion, sleepiness, seizures, and even coma. ...Read more

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How do u know if it's a bacterial or viral infection? Like what's the symptoms of each one?

How do u know if it's a bacterial or viral infection? Like what's the symptoms of each one?

Depends: The answer depends on which disease. A viral respiratory infection tends to have a low grade fever, runny clear nose, with mild body ache symptoms. A bacterial respiratory infection can have a high grade fever, pus filled discharge, and make you want to pass out. There are other examples but depends on what body part you are referring to! ...Read more

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What are the different symptoms of a viral infection and a bacterial infection?

Not much difference: Generally people recover from viral infections a little faster but that is certainly not always the case. Influenza and other serious viruses can take quite a while to recover from. Symptoms depend on where the virus is invading and can be very similar to infections. Bacterial infections tend to be more localized. ...Read more

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Does a viral infection cause only bone pain all over? No other symptoms.

Does a viral infection cause only bone pain all over? No other symptoms.

Joint pain: Viruses can lead to body aches and joint pains. They are also accompanied by fever. But there are also many other conditions that can cause joint pain, such as having a thyroid condition or anemia. Check with your Doctor for more of an evaluation. ...Read more

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Six weeks ago my dad 87 had a viral infection hospitalized.. six weeks later annual shows pancytopenia could this still be the effects. No symptoms?

Six weeks ago my dad 87 had a viral infection hospitalized.. six weeks later annual shows pancytopenia could this still be the effects. No symptoms?

Well: Whatever he had he is immune compromised so it took a lot for the body to fight this off he is best being in the hospital until the body restores itself ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Viral Infections (Definition)

Viral infections are common causes of illness. Severity of viral infections can range from minor colds ...Read more