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How can I cure my viral infection sickness?

How can I cure my viral infection sickness?

It depends: If depends what kind of viral infection you are talking about. Many viruses will be cleared from your body with a few days of rest and hydration. Other viruses like hepatitis C or HIV cannot be cured at present. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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'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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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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Do steroids cure a viral infection?

Do steroids cure a viral infection?

No: Steroids are used to treat inflammation, which is often a symtpom of viral infections, but by definition do not "cure" viral infections. Some anti-viral medications will help slow and shorten the progression of viral illnesses. Rest, plenty of fluids, and supportive measures go a long way to help fight off viral infections as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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To cure viral infection, does it depend on our immune system?

To cure viral infection, does it depend on our immune system?

Yes: Our immune system is constantly fighting off invaders. If you already have the antibodies in the system for that particular organism, you will likely recover sooner. That's why you should be sure that your immunization be updated. If your immune system is really abnormally, you may need regular gammaglobulin replacement. ...Read more

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Please give advice on how to cure a viral infection like flu?

Please give advice on how to cure a viral infection like flu?

No cure: There is no cure for any viral infection except hepatitis c. There are anti-influenza drugs, such as tamiflu, (oseltamivir) that can shorten the duration of flu if given early enough. ...Read more

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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

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

Viral infections: Cause fever, fatigue, sometimes abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sore throat, muscle aches and pains, cough, and weakness. While stress can lower your resistance to viral illnesses, it is not a cause. Most viral illnesses resolve in a week or so. ...Read more

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What is the cure of anemia causes by viral infection?

Usually: Tincture of time. If the viral infection is the true cause it will improve after resolution of the infection. ...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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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

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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

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

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I have cough, colds, slight fever and sore throat. I was examined by the doctor and diagnosed of systemic viral infection? How come?

Viral infection: Clearly you have an upper respiratory infection but your doctor did not believe the source was bacterial based on your physical exam and presentation. You may also wish to ask your doctor as to his or her process on how you were diagnosed. ...Read more

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If 23 year old male got 20 viral infections in 1 year. Cold, gastroenteritis, sinusitis. All resolve without treatment, is it concern though?

If 23 year old male got 20 viral infections in 1 year. Cold, gastroenteritis, sinusitis. All resolve without treatment, is it concern though?

Immunodeficiency: On average, a person can get 5 or 6 colds and coughs per year. You're reporting 3 times that amount, so I suspect something is wrong. Chronic stress will weaken the immune system as will lack of sleep--but I think u need a formal evaluation to make sure there's nothing else seriously wrong. Obviously paying attention to hygiene should help- try hand washing frequently, avoid handshakes etc. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for viral infection of the bone marrow?

Is there a treatment for viral infection of the bone marrow?

Depends: On the virus in question; cmv, vzv, and influenza have established treatments... But others do not. The location of the virus is not as important as the virus itself - most tend to go wherever they may. If bone marrow is affected that affects the chances of recovery, as lymphocytes and monocytes are produced there and are essential for recovery from any infection. ...Read more

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How efective/tested is a medicament called renikan in the treatment of viral infections such as flu?

How efective/tested is a medicament called renikan in the treatment of viral infections such as flu?

Renikan pelargonium: This south american health food supplement has claims to do multiple things but without known scientific evidence for proof of any efficacy by standard blinded studies. ...Read more

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What treatment do you get for a herpes viral infection of the eye?

What treatment do you get for a herpes viral infection of the eye?

Depends: If the infection is on the cornea (most common) topical Viroptic will be prescribed which is very effective for this. If the infection is recurrent, you may need adjunctive systemic antivirals. If the infection is in the back of the eye, systemic anti-virals are the only solution. So it depends on the type and history of the infection. ...Read more

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Is there any viral infections known to cause bone pain of 2 and a half months along with severe immune suppression that last with out treatment forit?

Is there any viral infections known to cause bone pain of 2 and a half months along with severe immune suppression that last with out treatment forit?

Chikungunya: I don't know if you would have the appropriate exposure history - but chikunguyna comes to mind. It's possible to get infected with this by a mosquito - then have prolonged joint/bone pains. Best to see a doctor about this... http://www. Cdc. Gov/chikungunya/symptoms/index. Html ...Read more

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How do I treat a wet cough after a viral infection.

How do I treat a wet cough after a viral infection.

Time and rest: You have a upper viral infection causing a wet cough. You body is responding to the infection by producing mucus. Rest and time are still the best medicine. Make sure you don't have a secondary bacterial infection on top of the viral infection. Fevers should be gone and energy level normal. Make sure not allergies. ...Read more

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What would I take for upper respiratory viral infection?

You may use any: Analgesics such as paracetamol or ibuprofen provided you drink plenty of liquids. You can take antihistamines at night to help dry up secretions (like nasal) and cough suppressants to help with cough. You can use nasal sprays for congestion, and most of all you should use garlic to help prevent these viral infections in the future. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can viral infection cause waist pain?

??: Do you mean wrist pain or abdominal pain? There is no such term as waist pain. Viruses will not cause isolated wrist pain but they can cause abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Do viral infections show up on a full blood count, I got told they never?

Do viral infections show up on a full blood count, I got told they never?

See below: Depending on the infecting virus patients with viral infections sometimes have a decreased white cell count and platelet count. Sometimes there are an excess of lymphocytes on the WBC differential and sometimes the lymphocytes are atypical. Often the complete blood count is normal. ...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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Dr diagnosed me wednesday with viral infection and told me to take OTC meds but I've got worse and now have cough, any suggestions?

Give it time: It may all be part of the same viral infection, taking Guaifenesin with plenty of water may help. If you are coughing up yellow mucus, develop a fever or shortness of breath then return to your doctor the virus infection may now be complicated by a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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I have a fever (viral infection) can I do moderate workouts (with few high intensity exercises) will it help or worsen my health and recovery?

Fever.: I know that you may get varied responses on this. However, I would suggest that if you actually have a fever that you rest & hydrate well. If you had a common cold with just sniffles - I would say go for it as long as you didn't push it too hard. By the way for your dry throat you can gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I slept for 16 hours last night. Been sleeping a lot. Had a viral infection that was pretty bad! Am I still recuperating that I'm sleeping so much?

I slept for 16 hours last night. Been sleeping a lot. Had a viral infection that was pretty bad! Am I still recuperating that I'm sleeping so much?

Maybe: Certainly, different viruses can cause lethargy, that may last for several days, . Viruses such as "mono" may cause lethargy for weeks. Time should get you back to normal, and if not, seek a medical evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My 8 month old kid has this viral infection and I don't know what causes it. It's growing almost all over his body it looks like a small red dot.?

See a pediatrician: Without seeing the eruption it is impossible to diagnose. Has the baby had all their immunizations, are they feverish, do they have other symptoms. 8 month olds are very fragile, and if there is any question about their health or welfare they should be seen by a pediatrician. ...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