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Systemic Viral Infection Treatment
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'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
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
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
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
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
Usually: Tincture of time. If the viral infection is the true cause it will improve after resolution of the infection. ...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
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
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
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
I have cough, colds, slight fever and sore throat. I was examined by the doctor and diagnosed of systemic viral infection? How come?
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
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
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
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
Thank you so much for your respond. I went to urgent care because my doctor was close. The urgent care doc did the flu swap to see if I had flu. He said it is just viral infection no treatment. I was told to take raw honey and drink water and gargle with
Gargle with warm: Saline? Please give a little more info here. Glad it was just viral. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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?
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