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I've hade pleurisy (due to viral infections) three times the last three months. Will a flu shot help my situation?

I've hade pleurisy (due to viral infections) three times the last three months.  Will a flu shot help my situation?

The flu shot: has been shown to prevent influenza virus infection but pleurisy is caused by other viruses as well. So the vaccine may be helpful in influenza outbreaks. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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


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Can a viral infection cause pleurisy ?

Can a viral infection cause pleurisy ?

YesPresumedMostFreq.: Pleurisy, inflammation of the thin, delicate lining inside the chest, visceral portion covering/outside layer of the lungs, parietal layer lining the inside of the chest wall, both layers oozing small amounts of clear salt water filtered from blood capillaries & serving as lubricant, is presumed commonly from viral infections, however, as a body response, could be triggered by any no of triggers. ...Read more

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Can pleurisy due to viral infection go away of its own or medical attention needed?

Most will: Pleurisy, if secondary to a simple viral infection will often self heal over time. Some will benefit from over the counter anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen. ...Read more

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What is a viral infection that causes high fever.Should a person worry ?

What is a viral infection that causes high fever.Should a person worry ?

Many: Lots of viruses can cause a high fever - influenza (flu) is one of them. Colds can cause fevers too. So can the "stomach flu" - which are often viruses. Having a fever or the number that it reaches isn't in and of itself a cause for concern. Doctors are more concerned with why a fever is happening. ...Read more

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Can a viral infection cause WBC of 24000 and fever of 104.5 in an infant?

Can a viral infection cause WBC of 24000 and fever of 104.5 in an infant?

Probably not: A viral infection can cause a high fever but a high white blood count is very indicative of a bacterial infection. Viral infections generally don't cause high white blood counts. ...Read more

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Recurring viral infections in 6 yr old strep/flu negative ,granulocyte count high 65% ,rest of Cbc is normal what are the causes and best action plan?

Recurring viral infections in 6 yr old strep/flu negative ,granulocyte count high 65% ,rest of Cbc is normal what are the causes and best action plan?

Hard to say: The average 6 yo is expected to experience 4-5 upper respiratory and 1-2 stomach viruses per year. Much of it is related to peer group prevalence of these viruses and to their inconsistent hand washing practices. If this is what you have experienced it fits the norm.If you have seen more, ask your doc for a referral to the source in your area that can evaluate the problem. ...Read more

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I had 102-103 temp for 4 days. My physician diagnosed the issue as a viral infection, and asked me to get rest. Fever gone, i now have a sinus infection still, and constant goose bumps on chest/arms?

I had 102-103 temp for 4 days. My physician diagnosed the issue as a viral infection, and asked me to get rest. Fever gone, i now have a sinus infection still, and constant goose bumps on chest/arms?

Likely the 'flu'.: You are having fluctuations in temperature because you are still fighting the infection and winning; but it takes time. Meds like tylenol (acetaminophen) change your internal temperature making you sweat some as it's effect begins, then goose bumps as it leaves and your body temp rises again slightly. Drink lots of water, > 8 cups/d. No sugary food/drinks. Whole foods-veges, fruit, legumes whole grains help. ...Read more

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Chest pain. No fever today. Fatigued. Confused. Cough. Runny nose. Blocked nose. Dehydrated. Not eating. In pain. Lethargic. Is it a chest infection?

Chest pain. No fever today. Fatigued. Confused. Cough. Runny nose. Blocked nose. Dehydrated. Not eating. In pain. Lethargic. Is it a chest infection?

Could be: Tough to say exactly, without an examination, as you have many symptoms in several different body areas, but the pains in your lungs and the cough point to some sort of infectious process, be it a virus or bacteria that possibly could be getting into your chest. If persists, best to see a dr. For an evaluation to properly diagnose and treat you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can you tell if Have a sinus infection. Do you have greenish mucus and sore throat? Could be reg cold? No fever cough sneeze slight chest pain

How can you tell if Have a sinus infection. Do you have greenish mucus and sore throat? Could be reg cold? No fever cough sneeze slight chest pain

Suspicious: Your symptoms are very suspicious. An x-ray of your sinuses would be confirmatory. People with sinus infectioun also often have a feeling of pressure in their face or head and may have a headache. Fever isn't necessary. ...Read more

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Body aches no fever viral infection, should I be concerned?

Body aches no fever viral infection, should I be concerned?

Viral illness: Cannot diagnose you without a history and physical exam, but if you are really feeling poorly would strongly suggest you see a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 1yr has been spiking up fevers up to 103. I took her to the ER and was told it is a viral infection.week now and still has fever @night.

My 1yr has been spiking up fevers up to 103. I took her to the ER and was told it is a viral infection.week now and still has fever @night.

Not unusual: It's not unusual for a viral infection to last a week or longer, esp. the strains currently circulating. Antibiotics will not help and do more harm than good. Fever is how the body fights infection so suppressing the fever with Tylenol (acetaminophen) will prolong her illness. I advise Umcka, a herb proven to help many viral infections, and 500 mg of Vit C 2-3x/day. Vit D3 1000 iu/day boosts immune function. ...Read more

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Have a viral infection everytime i try sleep i sweat even with no fever is this suppose to happen?i cant get any rest

Have a viral infection everytime i try sleep i sweat even with no fever is this suppose to happen?i cant get any rest

See a doctor please: Night swear is a sign of a different illness please go and see a doctor for proper evaluation . Do not ignore it please ...Read more

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I am 25 male..I have pain in my lower right chest pain while i sneeze, its a kind of bone pain? I had viral fever.Last week?

I am 25 male..I have pain in my lower right chest pain while i sneeze, its a kind of bone pain? I had viral fever.Last week?

"Pleurisy"?: If getting over a respiratory infection, it may be pain from inflammation/irritation of the lining of the lungs--the pleura. This can cause sharp pains w/movements, cough, etc. Should resolve in 3-5 days if correct, and advil or aleve (naproxen) should help w/the pain in meantime. If any new symptoms, go to urgent care for chest xray & exam. ...Read more

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I have just recovered from viral infection.Fever & body aches.i never lost appetite.Now Im recovered last 3 days I have no appetite & feel sick if eat?

I have just recovered from viral infection.Fever & body aches.i never lost appetite.Now Im recovered last 3 days I have no appetite & feel sick if eat?

Depression: I understand your concern. Believe in Healing powers of your Body! Thank you for informing about Fatigue and Weakness These symptoms along with present symptoms o “no appetite & feel sick if eat” could be due to • Depression • Recent Stressor in your life • Medical condition See your Physician for Diagnosis and Treatment. Health is Wealth! ...Read more

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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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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Viral Infections (Definition)

Viral infections are common causes of illness. Severity of viral infections can range from minor colds ...Read more