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Systemic Viral Infection Symptoms
What are the symptoms of systemic viral infection and what causes it? My nature of work is at the airport, it's very stressful and was diagnosed above
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
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?
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
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
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
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
See below: A cold is a viral infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
I had systemic viral infection before. I have been resting for a week. Why do I have no strength from my knees down? Its painful sometimes, it tingles
Is it possible to get back to back colds/viral infections. I had the flu then a week later once the flu left same symptoms but more phlegm?
Continuous colds: Yes- it's certainly possible to get infected with a cold virus, then have another infection come along right after. This is particularly true if you're not taking care of yourself (not enough sleep, smoking, poor diet for example). Besides, 'germs' do this for a living - and I wonder what you're exposures were? The body is resilient but if you're still having major problems - call your doctor. ...Read more
Good day, a week ago I woke up with vertigo symptoms. My GP prescribed medication for Labyrinthitis and treated it as a viral infection.?
In layman's term, what is systemic viral infection? I was advised to rest for 3days and continue taking vitamin c, solmux and nasathera. Should I worry
No worries!: It's anothe name for the common cold in lay terms. So you are doing all the normal things one does when they have a cold, and rest is paramount. NO need to worry. Just get better! Take your supplements, drink plenty of purified water, not tap water, and you should start feeling better after or before 3 days. ...Read more
I've had a viral infection that's lasted for 3-4 weeks. Slight fever (99.3 avg) that comes and goes during the day, occasional chills and post nasal drip. No other symptoms. What could it be?
Platelet from 210 - 171 -166 WBC from 4.45 - 2.0 - 1.70 neutrophils from 79.1 - 57.0 - 23. 5 is this normal? I was told I have systemic viral infection
You may have: bone marrow suppression from viral diseases, or as a side effect of medications taken to alleviate this illness symptoms. You need to keep tracking these numbers (platelet, white blood cell count, neutrophil count) and make sure that they stabilize and trend upwards again within the next 1-2 weeks. If they keep dropping, then you will need a hematologist to sort out what the cause (s) was/were ...Read more
Doctor told me I have a viral infection back in June as I had flu symptoms, but kept getting symptoms for months and still have them now mouth symptom?
Time to revisit: The doctor (for sure).Get a more detailed answer ›
What to do if I have a viral infection, symptoms: fever, sore throat, and cold symptoms. What could it be?
with symptoms of sore throat, runny nose and fever probably, you are likely suffering from a viral respiratory infection. These will run their course of about a week. During this time, symptomatic relief can be achieved by taking medications such as ibuprofen, claritin, (loratadine) and sudafed. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
I have cough, colds, slight fever and sore throat. I was examined by the doctor and diagnosed of systemic viral infection? How come?
Had viral infection 3 weeks ago symptoms are gone except 1 tonsil is still big could this be a cancer of some sort? There's no pain. Or could be normal
Some asymmetry in the size of paired organs is normal. If there are no symptoms, you may wish to watch and wait. If the tonsil does not get bigger, does not ulcerate or bleed, you may leave it alone.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
How long do lymphocytes stay High after a viral infection? No symptoms from 7 days lymphocytes still high! Around 76.2% in a 8 month old?
Viral infection for few months, low (not abnormally) neutrophils for years, all other counts incl WBC ok, no leuk/lymph symptoms, worry?
Not really: If your counts have not changed during this time, there is no real concern for cancer. With leukemia, WBC either drops and increases over time (weeks to months), you become anemic and platelets drop as well. Neutrophils are needed for fighting bacterial infection, not viral infection. You might be getting exposed to people who are sick a lot. If anything I would check immunoglobulins... ...Read more
My father 87 had a viral infection 6 weeks ago. Recently they checked is cbc and said he has pancytopenia what cause this? He feels great no symptoms
It could be MDS?: Pancytopenia in an elderly person means that his bone marrow is not making normal amounts of blood cells.....a condition called Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). If you can send us the results of his recent CBC (complete blood count) showing his hemoglobin (Hgb), WBC, differential count and Platelet count, then we can give you further guidance. The fact that he feels well means his condition is not bad ...Read more
Is it usual for a viral infection to last 12 days? My symptoms are fatigue, mucus (clear) and a dull, intermittent ache in my upper back.
10-14 days is not uncommon. Hints: Force fluids x 8-10 glasses/day: 50% electrolyte rich fluids, 50% clear broth, bullion, consume. Warm water gargles, nasal saline mist, hot tea and honey,
hot steam showers, Cold- Eze Lozenges, Tylenol (acetaminophen) 1-2 TABLETS every 4-6 hours as needed for fever greater than 100. Tea with dark brown honey OK to use Robitussin DM 1-2 tsp. Every 4-6 hrs as needed. Ok to use 12 ...Read more
Best to know: Some infections have no symptoms. If you are concerned about a specific exposure, see your doc and get tested. For many infections there are specific symptoms: fever, sweats, chills, weight loss, cough, chest pain, vomiting, diarrhea, urinary discomfort/back pain, discharge, skin lesions w/pus. For these you need to see a doc for treatment. For hiv, hepatitis, hpv specific tests need to be done. ...Read more
Sleep is important: Preventing viral infections is very hard just ask any doctor. Most of us get sick all of the time. Good hygiene and keeping your hands clean and avoiding placing things in your mouth is always a good start. Never underestimate the importance of a good nights sleep as the immune system can be severely impaired by as little as one night of sleep deprivation. ...Read more