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Doctor insights on: Viral Illness In Past 3 Weeks

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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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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


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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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What is the most common respiratory viral illness?

What is the most common respiratory viral illness?

Rhinovirus Cold: Upper respiratory viral infections or colds are as you should know the most common respiratory viral illnesses causing hundreds of millions of infections per year. They are caused by a variety of viruses the rhinovirus being the most common. ...Read more

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Can you still have an ongoing fever with a viral illness?

Can you still have an ongoing fever with a viral illness?

Viral illness: Yes as long as you have an active viral illness your fever can persist. Make sure you have been checked out by your doctor to make sure you don't have a bacterial cause for the fever. ...Read more

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Ok so probable viral illness. Is this common this time of year? I need to be very well by monday. Whats the best treatment?

Ok so probable viral illness. Is this common this time of year? I need to be very well by monday. Whats the best treatment?

The best....: Treatment will depend on the diagnosis and for that you need to be examined by an md. Call you family physician. I want you to be well by monday too. ...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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Have you suffered prolonged and extreme fatigue following a major viral illness?

Have you suffered prolonged and extreme fatigue following a major viral illness?

Hurricane Katrina..: In some people, virus infections such as ebv, west nile, cmv, and others, can inflict a lot of internal damage - akin to a hurricane damaging a sea coast community. Recovery may take weeks to years, if at all. Remember that even with hurricane katrina (2005) - certain places are still recovering from it. ...Read more

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How long can a fever last in a toddler with a viral illness? It comes and goes. Fever began 3 days ago.

How long can a fever last in a toddler with a viral illness? It comes and goes. Fever began 3 days ago.

Up to a week: Many viral illnesses that would last 24-48 hr in an adult will remain symptomatic in toddlers for a week. As long as they keep up with their fluid needs (wet at least every 6-8 hr) their system will usually self heal. A worsening of symptoms or change in behaviors may indicate a new secondary infection requiring a recheck. ...Read more