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Doctor insights on: Urticaria Uri Other Viral Illness

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Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
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Upper Respiratory Infection (Definition)

An upper respiratory infection refers to an infection that involves the lining of the breathing passages above the lungs. It usually refers to infections that involve multiple areas simultaneously such as the nose, sinus, ears, throat, ...Read more


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M57, will i get accurate A1c (sugar) result if done during cold/flu/viral illness, using clarithromycin as well. Thanks?

M57, will i get accurate A1c (sugar) result if done during cold/flu/viral illness, using clarithromycin as well. Thanks?

Yes: A1c is measuring in the past 3-4 months average blood sugar level. Usually when people are sick the blood sugar will go up a little, but if you follow instruction taking your diabetes medication should not cause big different. ...Read more

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I have connective tissue disease. What kind of viral illness would cause this--have low white count and sometimes not enough neutrophils.

See below: Some viruses ranging such as the common cold have implicated in triggering autoimmune connective tissue diseases but you have to have a genetic prediposition for autoimmune disease for this to even occur. However; the autoimmune disease can itself can cause low white blood cell counts and neutrophils. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a viral illness that lasts 8 weeks or more?

Is it possible to have a viral illness that lasts 8 weeks or more?

Not likely: If you have been ill for this duration of time you should go see a doctor. Hope this clears up quickly. ...Read more

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What is a viral illness that affects a fetus?

What is a viral illness that affects a fetus?

Several.: Rubella, parvovirus b19, cytomegalovirus, human immunodeficiency virus, herpes/hepatitis viruses, coxsackie/influenza/enteroviruses can all affect the developing human fetus to varying degrees either directly, or via effects on the mother. ...Read more

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Can a viral illness cause slow bone marrow activity and low cell counts for over 4 months?

Can a viral illness cause slow bone marrow activity and low cell counts for over 4 months?

Viral infection: There are dozens of different viruses, and yes, some are capable of inhibiting bone marrow cell synthesis with subsequent low cell counts. This does not mean, however, that your results are necessarily related to a viral illness and you deserve to have further investigation. ...Read more

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Headache and weakness in viral illness-how to treat?

Viral illness: A viral infection causes prostration (tiredness) because all the body mechanisms are overworking. Much like revving an engine... It overheats. It gets tired and hot. There is your headache, resulting from dilatation of the vessels in the brain. Fluids fluids fluids. Aspirin, or Acetaminophen ( caution in children). If ever feel stiff neck watch. Encephalitis or meningitis can settle in. ...Read more

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16y/o, 34.8° temp, just recovered from serious viral illness, is this a problem? No other symptoms except headache. Btw I have hyperthyroidism thanks!

16y/o, 34.8° temp, just recovered from serious viral illness, is this a problem? No other symptoms except headache. Btw I have hyperthyroidism thanks!

Can't tell: A one time temperature cannot determine a problem. Body temperatures are unique to patients and ranges help more than one time readings. If you are feeling better and seem to be getting back to your normal state of health, i wouldn't worry. If you have concerns speak to your physician and discuss. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Hives (Definition)

Also known as urticaria, hives are an outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). Hives vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...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