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Types Of Enterovirus Infection
When cleaning after someone has been ill with enterovirus infection, do we need to disinfect the whole room or just the things they may have touched?
Cleaning: When someone is sick with viral infection, it's a good idea to clean the room totally. That's using a good product like clorox wipes to clean and disinfect the surfaces and wash bedding in hot water. This will decrease the transmission if disease. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Enterovirus infection last week. No temp since Sunday. Today, little queasy and low grade fever (99.5). Otherwise ok.Same infection? Still contagious?
I scratched tissue roughly from bad yeast infection nurse decided to do a HSV CULTURE w/ Reflex Typing just incase what does reflex typying mean?
Type of Herpes Test: Hi Ryan - Sometimes a yeast infection and a Herpes or HSV infection can cause similar symptoms of irritation in the genital area. The nurse is being cautious and helping make sure that Herpes is not the cause of the irritation. There are two types of HSV, HSV 1 and HSV 2. A reflex test asks the laboratory to determine which type of HSV it is only if EITHER type of HSV is detected to begin with. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Enterovirus infection started Mon. (fever, headache). Today (Sun) having mild diarrhea, low grade fever. Likely same infection or something different?
Enterovirus: You should not be on clindamycin for viral infection. The diarrhea may be enterovirous Working through the system or due to clindamycin causing GI flora disturbance & possible C. Diff colitis. Keep hydrating. TAlk to your doctor about discontinuing Clindamycin. May also benefit from probiotics and yogurt with live culture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Viral cultures: Enteroviruses, such as coxsackie, echo, and polio, replicate in the gastrointestinal track and may cause fever and vague GI symptoms. More serious disease can occur if the virus spread to the central nervous system (causing viral meningitis or even poliomyelitis) or heart (causing myocarditis). The stool, cerebrospinal fluid and heart tissue can be cultured for this group of viruses. ...Read more
Depends: Enterovirus 68 has gotten a lot of press recently. It has been causing outbreaks of severe respiratory disease, mainly limited to children with asthma or other respiratory problems. There is no specific treatment, but supportive care is very effective. Fortunately, the fatality rate from the virus is very low with proper supportive care. Hope this helps! ...Read more
As an adult asthmatic how worried do I need to be about the Enterovirus D68 that's hit mostly kids?
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