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Symptoms Of Diseases Caused By Viruses

Published at 03/16/2012 20:18:36

Virus’s diseases are very widespread contagions caused by a type of microorganism. There are quite a few viruses that trigger a variety of virus’s diseases. The common cold is the most familiar of the virus’s diseases, and it mostly appears in the nose and throat. Other viral diseases include: flu, herpes, chickenpox, HIV, AIDS, papillomavirus, mono, mumps, measles, shingles and meningitis, to name a few.

These viruses diseases easily spread from one person to another, and they multiply when they have entered the body. There are many ways in which you can be exposed to viruses diseases. Listed below are the most common ways of spreading viruses and ways to prevent the same spreading.

  • Consuming food and water that has been contaminated.
  • with virus spores. Wash fresh foods and make sure drinking glasses and utensils have been thoroughly cleaned in hot water.
  • Inhaling air-borne viruses. Wear a face mask when you are in public places. For people with colds, cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze and make sure and wash your hands often.
  • Sexual contact with a person that has a sexually transmitted virus. Do not have unprotected casual sex, in other words use a condom. Tell your partner if you have a STD, so precautions can be taken. Avoid one night stands.
  • Insect Bites. Wear insect repellant and/or dark clothing when outside in insect concentrated areas.

Each viral infection has its own symptoms, and the severity depends on the viruses diseases, age and overall health of the individual. The most common symptom of a viral disease is malaise and flu –like signs. Most bacterial diseases can be treated with antibiotics, but viral diseases need to run their course. Symptoms usually disappear as the immune system fights the virus, and your body starts to heal.

If left untreated, some viral diseases can become serious life-threatening conditions. Complications consist of dehydration, bacterial infections and pneumonia. The people at a higher risk of complications are those with a compromised immune system, cancer, elderly and the very young. There are also STDs that can lead to serious complications. These STDs include HIV/AIDS, herpes and HPV.

Symptoms of Viral Diseases

The symptoms of viral diseases depend on the type of virus, the area infected, age and the health of the patient. Any area of the body can be affected with symptoms of viral disease, and these symptoms include:

  • Flu Symptoms – fever, fatigue, headache, sore throat, sneezing, aches and a cough.
  • Gastrointestinal issues – nausea, diarrhea and vomiting.
  • Irritability
  • Melancholy
  • Rash
  • Nasal congestion, postnasal drip and runny nose.
  • Tonsil swelling
  • Lymph node swelling
  • Weight loss

Symptoms that are seen in infants include:

  • Feeding problems
  • Soft spot bulging
  • Fussiness and excessive crying
  • Sleepiness

The general treatments of viral infections vary depending on the type of virus. Most treatment measures involve relieving symptoms so you can recover quickly.

Tips and comments

Visit your doctor or medical facility if you have symptoms of shortness of breath, fainting, chest pain or feeling suddenly confused. Other serious symptoms are fever, seizures, red or brown phlegm, neck stiffness or yellowing of the eyes or skin.