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Virus Stay Body
What causes Roseola? Also how can it go away? Does the virus stay in the body for the full length of your life span? Also how can it stop spreading?
Roseola is: A viral illness. It is not contagious once the symptoms develop but is before they do so it is difficult to stop spread. It lasts about a week at the most. It is caused by a virus called human herpes virus 6 and another variant HHV 7. These are in the class of Herpes viruses buy do not cause cold sores or other herpes lesions. Once infected you develop antibodies which destroy the virus. ...Read more
Is it true that the molluscum contagiosum virus can stay in body for a year even after all lesions are completely gone? If so can it still be transmit
No: Molluscum is on skin only. Once the lesions are removed it does not recur. All the lesions need to be removed either by liquid nitrogen, Aldara (imiquimod) or curetting off. If removed, it may require 2-3 sessions because there are small molluscum lesions that are not visible at first. They surface in 3-4 weeks. Molluscumrx is an herbal which can be used at home. ...Read more
If some if the mono virus stay in your body forever. How will it effect the person relationship with their partner? Will they be able to kiss again?
Things to ponder: Many have mono as kids and become immune for life. Essentially all adults eventually test positive for prior EB virus mono antibodies which verify their immunity. In short, although you may shed virus off & on, your partner is or will become immune, so it doesn't matter if you do. ...Read more
How long does the viral meningitis virus stay in your body? If I feel completely fine after 12 days, does it mean I am cured?
What would happen if a man had the cervical cancer jab? Where do viruses stay on a man's body anyway?
Indication are that it reduces the risk of getting HIV. What happens if you do get exposed? Does the virus still stay inside the body like herpes?
Why does the CDC not allow people who've had past Hepatitis A infections to donate blood? Doesn't that virus not stay in the body after recovery?
Yes u r right there are no Hep A carriers the personis contagious during active infection
CDC does not permit Hep A pts donate blood. ... precautionary measures no scientific basis ...Read more
Ecology of viruses: Viruses, like many other living things, are just looking for a 'home'. All of life is like that -and we can find viruses affecting not just humans but many other species of animals, even plants! The question is, 'is this virus causing a disease'? That is what doctors are for -to help you determine when to step in and take action. If you are concerned about a certain virus, ask more questions. ...Read more
Toxic to viruses: Interferons are directly toxic to viruses; I cannot comment on the exact mechanism, however. ...Read more
Confusing question: Babies are born without any germs. If mom had the chickenpox during pregnancy, the kid may harbor that germ in its body but that is a rare exception. Newborns begin to acquire bacteria in their digestive tract and skin surface within hours. And more through their lifetime. ...Read more
I hardly get sick but I do get sick. My body temprature reads in the 96 and 97 range do viruses need an average 98.8 to run their coarse?
No: Nothing definite like that. U can have high fevers in viral ...Read more
I was achy yesterday and very cold. Body temp was to 97.8. I feel fine today. Now, my wife feels very cold. Temp is 96.7. Is this likely a virus?
Collateral damage: Well this is a complex question, since there are many types of viruses and different organs that can be infected by any one of these. The viruses just want to live, but sometimes the IMMUNE SYSTEM will take out a whole cell that's infected - we call that collateral damage in the military - since the body really wants to stop the infection. This is obviously more complex but hopefully you get it. ...Read more
Can viruses ever do anything good for your body? Are there any beneficial viruses? Do they all just attack your cells?
Depends: This depends on what you consider a benefit. We take measles/mumps and rubella viruses, weaken them to the point they can do no harm and use the resultant material as a vaccine, against the natural viruses. We do the same with flu virus, but the injected material is dead. Many of the minor virus infections we have help build antibodies that cross protect against other similar germs. ...Read more
Variable: Usually, no symptoms at all. In some, causes a flu-like syndrome for a few days. In rare patients, especially immunologically suppressed folks, can create a life-threatening meningo-encephalitis, and even rarer a polio-myelitis resulting in motor nerve cell damage in the spinal cord. Have seen all of these variations, but mostly, the mosquito bite causes only local itching. ...Read more