Viral infections are very infectious and can easily spread from one person to another. A viral infection can stay in different parts of your body. Some of the virus can stay in your entrails, airways and lungs. With a viral infection you can usually have a fever. Since, viral diseases are typically infectious it primarily spreads by sneezing and by coughing or come in to contact with an infected person. There are various types of viruses that can cause a large range of viral diseases. The most common type of viral disease is common cold which is cause by a virus. They use your cells to produce or multiply themselves. They actually hit the cells which can make you sick. Viral infection is hard to treat because the virus related to this infection lives in your body’s cells. There are many viral infections which can cause viral disease such as
- Chicken pox
- Stomach flu
- Viral hepatitis
If you want to stay fit, you have to take care of some points that can helps you preventing viral infection. Everyone has to suffer from flu or cold time to time so, the viral infection is not a serious problem. Of course it is very disturbing that there is no proper medicine to cure this infection. There are many diseases which cause by viral infection. Today we are going to talk about some of these so that you will be able to understand more about viral diseases.
Some of the Most Common Viral Diseases
Shingle is viral infection that can cause red painful rashes. It can occur anywhere of your body. It more often appears as a single slip of blisters either right or left side of your body. Shingle is caused by the zester virus, the same virus which causes chickenpox. The virus can stay inactive in nerve tissues of brain and spinal cord.
Prevention: One of the best ways to get rid of the virus of shingles and its pain is to take PHN vaccine (post herpetic neuralgia). Study shows that people aged 60 and above is usually take dose of this vaccine at least for once.
Keep the rash covered
Avoid touching and scratching the rash
Wash your hands often.
Stomach flu Viral Diseases
Stomach flu also called as gastroenteritis. It is not as same as influenza (real flu) because influenza only affects your nose, throat and lungs. Gastroenteritis can directly affect your entrails, the causing signs and symptoms are
- Watery and usually non bloody diarrhea.
- Cramps and pain in stomach and around the area of stomach.
- Sickness in stomach, vomiting and sometimes both.
- Headache and muscle ache sometime.
- Low grade fever.
If you want to prevent stomach pain, you can use these precautions such as
- Eat well balanced and high fiber food like avocado, peas,
- coconut, ladyfinger and broccoli.
- Drink correct quantity of water every day.
- Stop eating food which can produce gas.
- Avoid fatty foods like chicken and creamy food.
Chicken pox is also known as a varicella. Chicken pox is a virus that usually effect children. The signs of chicken pox are, itching and red blisters that may appear all over your body. It is very common in childhood because every child has to suffer from chickenpox at-least for once in their life. It is very rare to have chicken pox more than once.
A rash is the common symptom of chicken pox. You can feel other symptoms before the rash develop on your body like fever, headache and eating too much food. After two days the rash may develop. Cuts and scabs which can cover the blisters, take few more days to heal.
One of the best ways to get rid of chicken pox is taking its vaccine. Chicken pox vaccine is the safe way to prevent chicken pox disease.