- Q What do I need to know about caring for someone with lymphadenopathy?
You need to know that a person with lymphadenopathy, or swollen lymph nodes, may be fighting an infection. You can use over-the-counter medications like aspirin or ibuprofen to treat pain and discomfort and a warm compress to reduce swelling. You... Full Answer
- Q How do medications treat polio?
Currently there are not any medications that treat polio. The polio vaccine is a preventative treatment that is usually given in doses to children before they enter school; the vaccine prevents people from being affected by the virus. If you... Full Answer
- Q How do medications treat encephalitis?
Serious cases of viral encephalitis are often treated with antiviral drugs, but some cases do not respond to these medications. Antibiotics are used to treat cases caused by bacterial infections. Drugs are also used to boost the immune system in... Full Answer
- Q Is rotavirus a contagious form of viral gastrointestinal infections?
The most common form of viral gastrointestinal infection in children, rotavirus is extremely contagious. Even before symptoms begin to be felt, the disease can be passed on to others, and the virus remains contagious for up to two weeks after... Full Answer
- Q How common is vestibular neuronitis?
Vestibular neuronitis is a common condition that is often diagnosed by family practice doctors. It is one of about 12 different kinds of balance disorders. An inflammation of the vestibular nerve, the disorder can easily be acquired through... Full Answer
- Q How does mononucleosis (MONO) affect my body?
Mononucleosis affects the body by causing sore throat, fever, and fatigue, among other symptoms. The body's white blood cell count is also elevated. In 50 percent of people, the virus causes the spleen to enlarge. Some may also experience liver... Full Answer
- Q How does labyrinthitis affect the body?
Labyrinthitis, inflammation of the inner ear, makes you feel like you are moving or going in circles, even when you are standing still. This is known as vertigo and contributes to feelings of dizziness. Labyrinthitis affects your vestibular... Full Answer
- Q How does yellow fever affect the body?
Yellow fever is caused by infection with a flavivirus. This virus replicates in the blood and tissues, potentially damaging the body's vital organs. The liver is often affected. When liver function declines, the skin and eyes become yellow, a... Full Answer
- Q How do other illnesses affect encephalitis?
Viruses are the most common cause of encephalitis, but types of encephalitis associated with viral illnesses such as HIV and herpes may have different symptoms and require different treatment. While many times encephalitis will not require... Full Answer
- Q How does mononucleosis affect teens differently than adults?
Young adults and teens develop more severe symptoms of mononucleosis than adults. By adulthood, 95% of people have had the Epstein-Barr virus, which causes mono. If they have, they are immune. Full Answer