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What is a viral infection?

Viral infections occur when viruses invade and multiply themselves in the body’s healthy cells. These viruses damage, change or even kill healthy cells and make you fall sick easily, but not if you have a strong immune system to fight off these viruses. Liver, respiratory tract and blood are commonly infected with viruses. Some viruses can lead to severe illnesses like Ebola and smallpox.

What are its main signs and symptoms?

Signs and symptoms of a viral infection are:

The signs and symptoms of a viral infection can vary according to the type of virus that caused the infection.

What are the main causes?

Causes of a viral infection are:

  • Contracting infection from a sick person who has sneezing or a cough
  • Having direct contact with an ill person’s hands or used things like tissues, clothes, etc.
  • Contact with materials contaminated with faeces
  • Indirect contact with the infection through contaminated surfaces like nappies, toilet handles, toys and taps
  • Consuming contaminated water or food
  • Getting exposed to body fluids of infected people by sharing hypodermic needles or sexual intercourse
  • Getting bit by infected insects or animals
  • Smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol and taking drugs as these habits weaken the immunity

How is it diagnosed and treated?

Viral infections are diagnosed by performing an immunoglobulin blood test. The test measures the levels of specific immunoglobulins: IgG, IgM and IgA.

Most people with viral infections are asked to rest and drink plenty of fluids. The doctor may prescribe paracetamol or aspirin to give relief from symptoms. Antiviral drugs are prescribed for certain infections like influenza. Antibiotics may be prescribed for a viral infection; however, they do not provide much protection against viral diseases.

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Medicines for Viral Infection

Medicines listed below are available for Viral Infection. Please note that you should not take any medicines without doctor consultation. Taking any medicine without doctor's consultation can cause serious problems.

Medicine NamePack SizePrice (Rs.)
Mama Natura MunostimSchwabe Munostim Globules88
SBL Natrum nitricum DilutionSBL Natrum nitricum Dilution 1000 CH86
Bjain Natrum nitricum DilutionBjain Natrum nitricum Dilution 1000 CH63
ValsteadValstead 450 Mg Tablet675
CmveeCmvee 450 Mg Tablet679
CymgalCymgal 450 Mg Tablet4251
VagacyteVAGACYTE 450MG TABLET 2S913
Schwabe Natrum nitricum CHSchwabe Natrum nitricum 1000 CH96
ValceptValcept 450 Mg Tablet0
ValchekValchek Tablet784
ValgacelValgacel 450 Mg Tablet752
ValganValgan 450 Mg Tablet1147
CymeveneCymevene 500 Mg Injection1330
NatclovirNATCLOVIR 250MG CAPSULECAP972
CytoganCytogan 250 Mg Capsule0
GanguardGanguard 500 Mg Capsule2120
GavirGavir 500 Mg Injection1400
Virax FcVirax Fc Tablet152
VirovirVIROVIR 250MG TABLET 5S224
FamcimacFamcimac 250 Mg Tablet156
FamtrexFamtrex 250 Mg Tablet344
MicrovirMicrovir 250 Mg Tablet131
PenvirPenvir 250 Mg Tablet0

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References

  1. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: US National Library of Medicine; Viral Infections
  2. Government of South Australia. Viral Respiratory Infections– including symptoms, treatment and prevention. Department for Health and Wellbeing. [Internet]
  3. Better health channel. Department of Health and Human Services [internet]. State government of Victoria; Infections – bacterial and viral
  4. National Organization for Rare Disorders [Internet], Viral infections
  5. Center for Disease Control and Prevention [internet], Atlanta (GA): US Department of Health and Human Services; Diseases & Conditions A-Z Index
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