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Typical Vs Retro Viruses
How long is a typical virus? It's been 13 days is better but lungs hurt to breathe in now. Could it be she's worse even thou she's better. What now?
Viral infection: The average viral respiratory tract infections last about a week. When fever,sweats,cough,wheeze,discolored sputum persist longer than that, a bacterial infection is suspected and antibiotic treatment is usually begun. Have your daughter's pediatrician examine her if she fits into any of these patterns. ...Read more
My WBC total count is in normal range. My neutrophils are 82%, eosinophils 0%, lymphocites 9.9% and have an absolute value of 660. My md said it is typical of virus and ishould get a retest done but I am scared. Is this typical?
Lab data: The values you quote are meaningless without an understanding of the clinical history and a physical exam. Not sure what is scaring you because the values seem normal. Discuss with the doctor and if not getting adequate responses get a second opinion. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can trapped gas cause a GREAT deal of stomach discomfort? It came on suddenly. Not the typical pain associated with stomach virus.
Sure can!: I had gas pain that was worse than my later appendicitis. Gas-X (simethicone) helps a lot. But bad pain needs to be evaluated if it does not go away quickly with simethicone or an antacid. Splenda and sorbitol candies and drinks, also gave me pain worse than labor pain! Never again! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There has been little research on this issue but there is no evidence that you will recover faster if you exercise, but it appears safe as long as you don't overdo it and you may feel a bit better- see http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/25/health/nutrition/25best.html The best treatment for a cold is the herb Pelargonium sidoides, widely sold as Umcka- see http://bit.ly/1f6rJci ...Read more
If a person have a virus, cold temperature etc. &another was still in the car with him but didn't touched can he still catch the virus?
If a person receive bbbj from someone and the person didn't make love and didn't give bbbj only receive , will the person contact any virus ?
Are colds caused by viruses?.Can anyone give me a cold?. I have always believed you catch a cold when, for example, it is cold and you don't wrap up.
Yes: Colds are cause by viruses. The most common cause is the rhinovirus which accounts for up to 40 percent of all causes. They can spread from person to person, by touching contaminated surface such as door knob, telephone etc as well as by respiratory droplets from infected people (when they sneeze or cold). Always use wash your hands sanitizers to prevent the spread ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've been sick with up resp virus for about 6 weeks. Saw dr three weeks ago, she said to wait it out but it doesn't seem to be getting better. Advice?
URI: Some versions hang on for this long. Any friends had same thing? if so how long did it last. Not sure what "Been sick" means in your part of the world. Need more information. Ion general I recommend hot showers and steam if you can, Eucalyptus cough drops and heating pad over forehead at night. ...Read more
What is the origin of human t-lymphotrophic virus? Did it originate from primates (simian viruses?)?
Probably: The human t-lymphotropic virus type i is a human RNA retrovirus that is known to cause adult t-cell leukemia and lymphoma, and a demyelinating disease called htlv-i associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis. Htlv-i is one of a group of closely related primate t lymphotropic viruses. The ones that infect old-world primates are called simian t-lymphotropic viruses. ...Read more
Yes: Your body has significant anti-viral defenses and most viral illnesses are short lived due to this ability, there are some drugs for some viruses, particularly the herpes family. Viruses are biological and can frequently be killed outside of a body with uv light, heat, and many chemicals. ...Read more
All that's: necessary is for a virus(like the Norovirus) to be able to hardy enough to survive(viable) for any prolonged period of time in food(or water or on living surfaces for that matter) so that another person get exposed through breaks in the skin, or through the mucous membranes of our respiratory or gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more
Ecology of viruses: Viruses, like many other living things, are just looking for a 'home'. All of life is like that -and we can find viruses affecting not just humans but many other species of animals, even plants! The question is, 'is this virus causing a disease'? That is what doctors are for -to help you determine when to step in and take action. If you are concerned about a certain virus, ask more questions. ...Read more