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Valley Fever Relapse Symptoms
See below: Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal disease picked up through inhalation. Often the symptoms are mild and the disease not recognized. In one to three weeks when they do occur they include fever, cough, chest pain that can be severe, chills, night sweats, headache, fatigue, joint pains and a red painful bumpy rash. It can take months to fully recover and you should be followed for dissemination. ...Read more
Coccidiodomycosis: Initially can cause a pneumonia as the arthrospores are inhaled from the environment although many infections are asymptomatic. In a small number of patients, dissemination can subsequently be diagnosed in a variety of possible places including bone and cns. A chronic lung infection may also occur. ...Read more
Coccidiodomycosis: Valley fever is due to this systemic fungal infection and can present as pneumonia. In some people, particularly those who are immune compromised, this can become very severe and cause central nervous system infection, usually as meningitis. Most people resolve this spontaneously without major defects or need for therapy. ...Read more
San Joaquin Valley..: Fever is a fungal infection of humans (and some animals) caused by spores of coccidiodomycosis inhaled from soil. Many infections are totally without symptoms, some others can cause pneumonia which usually resolves without therapy but some infections lead to spread (dissemination) of the fungus outside the lung to the nervous system, bone or skin. Antifungals such as voriconazole are used. ...Read more
Had a bad dust storm. Shortly afterwards, developed flu like symptoms with sever cough; 5 neighbors diagnosed with valley fever. Should i get checked?
Bronchitis: In general, bronchitis can be a sign of a viral or bacterial infection. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available for relief. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. Giving the cough ample time to clear is advisable but if you develop fevers, shortness of breath, chest pains, or bloody sputum, it may be time to see your doctor. ...Read more
I have valley fever .Can i get a flu shot when i'm experiencing symptoms like a severe cough and night sweats?
At what point should I take my fiance to the ER if he thinks he has valley fever with all symptoms swaets fever chills headache and sore body?
Coccidiodomycosis: Coccidiodes immitus is a dimorphic fungus (may exist in either a yeast or mold form) which exists in the U.S. In a limited but expanding geographic distribution. Originally cases were recognized as common in the san juaquin valley and were given the name of valley fever. Most people have self-limited disease, but this can be a very bad actor, partic in immune compromised persons. ...Read more
It depends: Valley fever (Coccidiomycosis) is a disease caused by a fungus that lives in soil of endemic areas. In most affected healthy people, inhalation causes asymptomatic changes on a chest X ray or a mild respiratory infection that resolves without treatment. In some normal people and in immunodeficient patients, the disease can be severe, affecting the lung and other organs. ...Read more
Coccidiodomycosis: Coccidiodomycosis (valley fever, after the central valley of california) is found in the usa in the lower sonoran life zone from the central valley of california into arizona and texas then south into mexico and parts of central and south america. It is not found in asia, africa, australia or europe unless the infection was originally acquired in an endemic area. ...Read more
Anti-fungal: Valley fever is caused by dimorphic fungi called coccidioidomycosis. The spores from this fungus are usually inhaled and can cause a mild febrile illness or a life threating infection. The fungi is usually found in the southwest. The greatest number of cases have been found in the san joaquin valley (valley fever), california. Treat with anti-fungal therapy. ...Read more
Common: Valley fever is caused by a fungus called coccidiodes. It is a common infection among people who live in the desert southwest and usually causes a self-limited febrile illness which resolves without treatment. Blood tests for coccidiodes can sometimes distinguish recent infection from past infection, but not always. ...Read more
The medical name for valley fever. Do you live in the San Joaquim valley?
As you are aware it causes an acute febrile illness that is usually self limiting. If your fever was due to cocci, then there is probably some other cause for this recurrence. How are you feeling generally? If your symptoms persist contact a local doctor.
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Yes.: You are referring to the fungus coccidiodes immitis (cocci for short) which causes the lung disease coccidiomycosis sometimes referred to as valley fever. It is common in the central california valley and southwest. The infection is often mild and not diagnosed, but it can leave nodules, scarring or cavities that can appear on chest x ray. It can disseminate and cause serious disease in some. ...Read more
No.: If you have cleared the infection naturally you generally have good immunity against recurrence. If your immune system fails or is suppressed, the disease may have the opportunity to infect you again, but it does not come and go. ...Read more
Different illnesses: Infectious mono is caused by epstein-barr virus. Rest, hydration and symptomatic management of fever, muscle aches, etc may help. Valley fever in most cases resolves without treatment, but it is due to a potentially very serious fungus (coccidiodes immitis), and in some instances intensive anti-fungal treatment may be necessary. ...Read more
I have been having severe short breath problems lately and i have one question that may explain what is going on and that is many years ago i had a round with valley fever and what i am going through now is much like it, it is rare for a recurrence i know
I had valley fever when i was pregnant i almost die and i gained lots of weight i went from 130 to 80 pd after the baby and now i weight 280 pound ?
Is it possible 2 get valley fever a 2nd time?Had it over 1yr ago, took meds 6mnths feel like I have it again but worse.Very low energy/breathing issues
See below: Valley fever or coccidiodomycosis can cause recurrent infections, can relapse, and can disseminate. Cocci immunodiffusion (igm) antibody and complement fixation (igg) antibody can help determine the activity of the disease. Get checked out by an infectious disease or pulmonary specialist. ...Read more
Living in California, do I have to worry about a higher chance of catching Valley Fever due to our drought?
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After nne months my valley fever is bothering me its in my brain waitint to get on insurence should I stay un bed?
Valley fever: Without diagnostic tests there is no way to know what you have right now. Even though you do not have insurance, there are many ways to find care in most communities. There are free clinics, public hospitals, federally-funded community clinics, and doctors who see patients for reduced charges. You can call your county's hospital or medical society for guidance. Get diagnosed properly, though. ...Read more
Need specialist: "when the baby is born to a pregnant woman infected with valley fever. Can baby have it? Valley fever is rare in newborn babies. Most babies who get valley fever probably acquire it during or shortly after birth, through inhaling fungal spores from the environment. The "azole" family of antifungal drugs are frequently used. These are oral preparations of ketoconazole, itraconazole and fluconazole. ...Read more