Posted by : Varun Doshi
On : 09 June 2014
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A virus is a germ that is smaller than a bacteria. Viruses are encapsulated by a protective coating so they are more difficult to kill than bacteria. They are harder to treat because they are not susceptible to antibiotics like bacteria are because of their protective coating. However, viruses cannot grow or exist without host cells - they must be in a living organism (such as the human body) to survive.
I) What is viral syndrome?
Viral syndrome is a term caregivers' use for general symptoms of a viral infection that has no clear cause. Viruses are spread easily from person to person through the air and on shared items.
II) What are the signs and symptoms of viral syndrome?
Signs and symptoms may start slowly or suddenly and last hours to days. They can be mild to severe and can change over days or hours.
III) How is viral syndrome treated?
An illness caused by a virus usually goes away in 10 to 14 days without treatment. The following medicines may be given to help manage your signs and symptoms
IV) What increases my risk for viral syndrome?
V) What can I do to help prevent the spread of viral syndrome?
Viruses are spread easily from person to person through the air and on shared items. You can spread a virus to other people for weeks after your symptoms go away. The following are ways to prevent the spread of a virus
VI) What vaccinations should I get to help prevent viral illness?
Ask your caregiver if you should have any of the following vaccines
VII) What are the risks of viral syndrome?
Caregivers may not know that you have a serious disease. Signs and symptoms of very serious diseases may look like viral syndrome. A sinus infection can turn into a bacterial infection. A viral infection can lead to a serious, life-threatening infection anywhere in your body. Viral syndrome may make your chronic bronchitis, asthma, or COPD worse. You can get a viral illness more than once, even with treatment.
VIII) When should I contact my caregiver?
Contact your caregiver if
IX) When should I seek immediate care?
Seek care immediately if