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Viral Nail Infections
Nail bed infection for 4 wks, low potassium, and having on and off chest pain and tightness. Why the chest pain and tightness? Related symptoms?
No relation: Nail bed infection and low potassium would not cause chest discomfort. Are the chest symptoms brought on by exertion and relieved by rest? Is there associated shortness of breath, cough, belching and are they worse with a deep breath? I recommend an exam by your physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Infection: This is a condition caused by another organism, whether virus, bacteria, fungal, parasitic, etc. If you have a typical "cold" with congestion, sore throat, runny nose, etc. it is likely to to due a virus, but if you simply have sore throat you want to be checked to be sure it is not due to Strep infection. Hope this clears soon. ...Read more
A virus: Here's great advice for little people as well as adults. Drink water - especially the kind w/ electroytes and other good stuff. Get potassium - banana, potato, etc. It should pass in 2-5 days. Read this and call doctor if not better soon. http://parentingsquad.com/how-to-treat-a-stomach-virus Best! ...Read more
Depends: The incubation, illness duration & effects of a given virus depends to a great extent on the virus and the pre-illness health of the patient. Some people can shake off a stomach bug in 24hrs or sooner if they have partial immunity from a past illness. Some cases of eb virus can remain ill for 6 wks. The HIV virus has you for your lifetime. ...Read more
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