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I hav been told by my doctor that the reason i hav elevated liver enzymes becausd of viral infection such as hepa a.What ill be doin now to normalize.

I hav been told by my doctor that the reason i hav elevated liver enzymes becausd of viral infection such as hepa a.What ill be doin now to normalize.

Not enough info: If the triglycerides are elevated, particularly if they are higher than cholesterol, it could be as simple as diet !. Try getting rid of sugar in all its forms as well as diet drinks. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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How come I have recurring viral infections?

How come I have recurring viral infections?

Immune system: Some people are prone to certain types of infections due to their immune composition. Rarely people can have immune disorders, but this is usually diagnosed early in life. ...Read more

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How do I treat a wet cough after a viral infection.

How  do I  treat a wet cough after a viral infection.

Time and rest: You have a upper viral infection causing a wet cough. You body is responding to the infection by producing mucus. Rest and time are still the best medicine. Make sure you don't have a secondary bacterial infection on top of the viral infection. Fevers should be gone and energy level normal. Make sure not allergies. ...Read more

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What would I take for upper respiratory viral infection?

What would I take for upper respiratory viral infection?

You may use any: analgesics such as paracetamol or ibuprofen provided you drink plenty of liquids. You can take antihistamines at night to help dry up secretions (like nasal) and cough suppressants to help with cough. You can use nasal sprays for congestion, and most of all you should use garlic to help prevent these viral infections in the future. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can viral infection cause waist pain?

Hello docs. I was wondering can viral infection cause waist pain?

??: Do you mean wrist pain or abdominal pain? There is no such term as waist pain. Viruses will not cause isolated wrist pain but they can cause abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Do viral infections show up on a full blood count, i got told they never?

Do viral infections show up on a full blood count, i got told they never?

See below: Depending on the infecting virus patients with viral infections sometimes have a decreased white cell count and platelet count. Sometimes there are an excess of lymphocytes on the WBC differential and sometimes the lymphocytes are atypical. Often the complete blood count is normal. ...Read more

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I have many symptoms of viral infection, (off & on) for over 2 weeks; no appreciable fever.?

I have many symptoms of viral infection, (off & on) for over 2 weeks; no appreciable fever.?

Needs evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful response without additional history, physical examination and may be lab tests. If the symptoms have lasted two week, it is time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr diagnosed me wednesday with viral infection and told me to take OTC meds but I've got worse and now have cough, any suggestions?

Dr diagnosed me wednesday with viral infection and told me to take OTC meds but I've got worse and now have cough, any suggestions?

Give it time: It may all be part of the same viral infection, taking Guaifenesin with plenty of water may help. If you are coughing up yellow mucus, develop a fever or shortness of breath then return to your doctor the virus infection may now be complicated by a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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I have a fever (viral infection) can I do moderate workouts (with few high intensity exercises) will it help or worsen my health and recovery?

Fever.: I know that you may get varied responses on this. However, i would suggest that if you actually have a fever that you rest & hydrate well. If you had a common cold with just sniffles - i would say go for it as long as you didn't push it too hard. By the way for your dry throat you can gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I slept for 16 hours last night. Been sleeping a lot. Had a viral infection that was pretty bad! am i still recuperating that i'm sleeping so much?

I slept for 16 hours last night. Been sleeping a lot. Had a viral infection that was pretty bad! am i still recuperating that i'm sleeping so much?

Maybe: Certainly, different viruses can cause lethargy, that may last for several days, ..Viruses such as "mono" may cause lethargy for weeks. Time should get you back to normal, and if not, seek a medical evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My 8 month old kid has this viral infection and i don't know what causes it.It's growing almost all over his body it looks like a small red dot.?

See a pediatrician: Without seeing the eruption it is impossible to diagnose. Has the baby had all their immunizations, are they feverish, do they have other symptoms. 8 month olds are very fragile, and if there is any question about their health or welfare they should be seen by a pediatrician. ...Read more

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I had a viral infection last week still have it a bit, I'm finding I'm extremely tired and hoping it's just getting over the virus, is this normal?

I had a viral infection last week still have it a bit, I'm finding I'm extremely tired and hoping it's just getting over the virus, is this normal?

Yes: Viruses can last up to three weeks. So, if you are still tired after being infected last week and the rest of your symptoms are gone, the fatigue may still be related to the virus. ...Read more

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I have become prone to fungal & viral infection. Can you suggest which type of immunity test should be done to check immunity strength like igg1, etc.

I have become prone to fungal & viral infection. Can you suggest which type of immunity test should be done to check immunity strength like igg1, etc.

See Immunologist: As a generality, T-cell dysfunction (and not B-cell or lack of antibody production) could potentially lead to susceptibility for viral and fungal infections. One might start by checking lymphocyte subpopulations and T-cell function as an initial work-up. ...Read more

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What should I taake for a viral infection?

Not antibiotics: Antibiotics are for treating bacteria and should not be given for viral infections. Some viral diseases can be treated by antivirals, but not all. Your doctor can help you determine the best care for you. And never take medicine that was prescribed to someone else. ...Read more

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How can I cure my viral infection sickness?

How can I cure my viral infection sickness?

It depends: If depends what kind of viral infection you are talking about. Many viruses will be cleared from your body with a few days of rest and hydration. Other viruses like hepatitis c or HIV cannot be cured at present. ...Read more

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I have a chest viral infection, when can I go back to work?

I have a chest viral infection, when can I go back to work?

When you are better: Once fever is broken for 24 hours. Once you are not coughing al l the time and have enough energy to do your work. It can be a day or two or longer depending on how severe the infection/ symptoms were. ...Read more

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I'm curious if influenza is a viral infection, how come it goes away?

I'm curious if influenza is a viral infection, how come it goes away?

No: Exercises won't focus the area in which you lose weight, but will firm and tone muscles in a specific area. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...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