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Can bacterial parotitis last 5 or 6 weeks? Going to ent swelling for 5 weeks doc said paratitis took amoxicillin and levofloxacin none helping swell

Can bacterial parotitis last 5 or 6 weeks? Going to ent swelling for 5 weeks doc said paratitis took amoxicillin and levofloxacin none helping swell

Swelling from an: infection can last days to weeks after the initial insult to the tissue, depending on the location. For parotid gland infection, it would take more time for swelling to go down, especially if there is a stone obstructing the parotid gland. If there are no stones per ENT physician, then use warm compresses to help the swelling. If it still hurts, you may need longer antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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7 weeks of swollen partoid gland .but can't feel lumps feel normal.doc think paratitis my nurse sister said was wrong meds doc gave me .cancer scare?

 7 weeks of swollen partoid gland .but can't feel lumps feel normal.doc think paratitis my nurse sister said was wrong meds doc gave me .cancer scare?

Parotitis???: Most common thing that causes swollen parotid gland is infection with Mumps virus. Did you get the MMR vaccine when you were younger? When u get parotitis it obliterates thje angle of the jaw. you move back along the bottom of jaw bone and as it moves up towards your ear you can't feel it because of swollen gland. You decide who was right- Doc or Sis. Paro cancer very rare!!! ...Read more

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What is viral hepitis?

What is viral hepitis?

See below.: Viral hepatitis is a collection of diseases caused by viruses that affect the liver. The viruses are named a, b, c, d, e and g. They are not related diseases but all can cause serious damage to the liver. A and b are preventable by vaccination. ...Read more

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What is viral syndrome?

What is viral syndrome?

A vague description: A collection of symptoms resulting from an infection caused by a virus (for example, the combination of fever, sore throat and runny nose). ...Read more

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How do anti-virals work?

How do anti-virals work?

Depends on the drug: Some prevent the virus from entering the cell. Some prevent the virus from taking over the cell's replicating machinery, some prevent the viral assembly so that new viral particles never form correctly. Further drugs specifically block the assembly of the virus' genetic code. ...Read more

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What is post viral syndrome?

What is post viral syndrome?

See below:: Post-viral fatigue syndrome (pvfs) is a condition or conditions characterized by fatigue following a viral infection. The term is not widely used, but the state of prolonged or severe fatigue after illness is not uncommon. Some people experience fatigue and related symptoms for months or years following a severe viral infection. ...Read more