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What is a viral infection

An infection within the body may often be because a type of virus living within the body. However, in some situations depending on the virus and the individual’s health, many different viruses may come in contact with any body tissue ranging from the skin to the brain. In most cases viral infections may not be able to be treated with antibiotics, so in some cases when an individual uses antibiotics this may in fact make the viral infection worse. However, when an individual has a viral infections, it may be best for the individuals immune system to fight off the infection with a little bit of help from the proper diets, hydration and even rest. Viral infections may cause many individuals questions regarding the symptoms, signs as well as treatments. Read below to find Expert answers regarding viral infections.

What type of viral infection could cause heart damage, what does this infection do and how might an individual suffer from one infection and not another?

In some cases this may be known as myocarditis; myocarditis is often known as the inflammation of the myocardium which is the middle part of the heart wall. In the case myocarditis become severe, the hearts ability to pump becomes less and an individual’s heart may not be able to supply blood to the rest of the body. Also, in some situations blood clots may cause an individual’s to have a stroke or even a heart attack. In most cases myocarditis is caused from a viral infection. In most cases it may be unknown as to why some individuals suffer more from one disease than the other.

If a child has a viral infection and fever and a doctor would not prescribe anything what else could be done for the child besides liquid Nurofen and Metatone Tonic?

In some situations viral infections may last for a period of 5 to 7 days. In the case the child is not clear of the symptoms after this time period, then the infection may be more severe, and the body has become weak, or in some common situations another infection may be present such as a bacterial or parasitic infection. In the case the child still has a fever after 4 days and the symptoms have not reduced this may be a sign that the child may need to be treated. In some cases, the child may need antibiotics.

What could be the cause of an individual recently having a viral infection with symptoms of cough, fever, sore throat, headache, earache, loss of appetite and diarrhea, but not developed bilateral blisters on their upper eyelid with not itchiness or swelling?

In some situations after a viral infection has been present many individuals may experience a period of fatigue, lethargy and heaviness of the extremities, eyes, etc. so this may not be anything uncommon, however, this may be a post viral infection that may clear up within 4 to 7 days. In the case this does not clear up in 7 days, the individual may need to seek treatment from a doctor as well as have blood work done.

Can a high absolute neutrophils be a sign of a viral infection such as Herpes type 1 or 2 if the level is 10878, white blood count was 14.0?

High absolute neutrophils count (ANC) may be a condition that is common with bacterial infection. However, this may not occur with a viral infection such as herpes type 1 or 2. However, if there is another bacterial infection as well as the outbreak of herpes then this may be a possibility. In the case the white cell count as well as the high neutrophilis more than likely may indicate a viral infection.

Viral infections may cause many questions regarding the treatments, symptoms, side effects, as well as the causes and remedies. Often when an individual has a viral infection they may not know if they need treatment right away or just let their body’s immune system fight it off. For more information pertaining to viral infections, individuals may contact an Expert.

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