Viral disease are extremely widespread infection caused by viruses. It result in a wide variety of symptoms that vary in character and severity depending on the patient's age and overall health.
Viral diseases are not treatable with antibiotics, which can only cure bacterial diseases and injections. However , the most common viral diseases are cold and flu. These are self limiting generally in healthy people. This means that the viral injections causes illness for a period of time, then it resolves and symptoms disappear as your immune system attaches the virus and your body recovers.
In some cases, viral diseases can lead to serious , possibly life threatening complications. Such as dehydration, bacterial pneumonia and other secondary bacterial injections.
People at risk for complications include those who have a chronic disease or a compromised immune system.
In addition, certain types of sexually transmitted viral infections, such as HIV/AIDS and HPV, can lead to serious complications and death.
Viral infections occur when a virus enters the body and invades the inside of the body cells in order to reproduce. If the body's immune system is unable to fight off the virus, it multiplies and spread to other cells, repeating the process and leading to a widespread infection.
Mode of Spread :
Breathing in air-bone droplets contaminated with a virus.
Eating food or drinking water contaminated with a virus.
Having sexual contact with a person who is infected with a sexually transmitted virus.
Indirect transmission from person to person by a virus host, such as a mosquito, tick or field mouse.
Touching surfaces or body fluids contaminated with a virus.
Types of Viral Diseases:
The common cold and different types of flu
Measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox and shingles.
Herpes and Cold Sores
Ebola and Hanta fever
HIV , the virus that causes AIDS
Severe acute Respiratory syndrome
Dengue fever, zika & epstein - Bars
Some viruses, such as the human papilloma virus (HPV) can lead to cancer.
Symptoms of Viral diseases:
Flu - like symptoms (fatigue, fever sore throat, headache, cough, aches and pains)
Gastrointestinal disturbances, such as diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.
Malaise (general ill feeling)
Stuffy nose, nasal congestion, Running nose or postnasal drip.
swollen lymph nodes
Unexplained weight loss
Just as there are friendly bacteria that exist in our intestines and help us digest food, human may also carry friendly viruses that help protect against dangerous bacteria, including Escherichia.
Vaccinations are generally the cheapest and most effective way to prevent viruses. Some vaccines have succeeded in eliminating diseases, such as small pox.
Virus Vaccinations consist of:
A weak and form of the virus
Viral proteins called antigens, which stimulate the body to form antibodies that will fight off future.
Infections with the same virus
Live - atte viruses, such as immunization for poliomyelitis.
Live - attended vaccines carry the risk of causing the original disease in people with weak immune systems.
Currently vaccinations exist for polio, measles mumps & rubella among others. Widespread use of tube vaccines has reduced their prevalence dramatically.
Visit our Clinic for any kind of Viral Disease. We are one of the expert to handle viral infections.
-- Dr. Sushma Kalmani