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Viral Illness In Past 3 Weeks
Ok so probable viral illness. Is this common this time of year? I need to be very well by monday. Whats the best treatment?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Can there be more than 102 f temperature in babies in case of viral illness.How many days it takes to recover.Is there need antibiotics?
See Dr. now: If your baby has a fever, you should definitely visit your pediatrician or go to the emergency room for a proper evaluation. Your baby could have an infection which might need to be treated right away. The severity of the fever does not indicate whether it is caused by a virus or bacteria. The baby may require antibiotics. Get this looked at asap! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can viral illness cause hot flashes without fever? Have felt very warm and clammy off and on all day. Temperature normal.
Yes.: But if it continues, see a doctor. There are other causes such as thyroid, or just being in a very hot climate. ...Read more
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
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
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