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Viral Symptoms and Causes

Viruses are capsules with genetic material inside. They are very tiny, much smaller than bacteria. Viruses cause familiar infectious diseases such as the common cold, flu and warts. They also cause severe illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, smallpox and hemorrhagic fevers.

Viruses are like hijackers. They invade living, normal cells and use those cells to multiply and produce other viruses like themselves. This eventually kills the cells, which can make you sick.

Viral infections are hard to treat because viruses live inside your body's cells. They are "protected" from medicines, which usually move through your bloodstream. Antibiotics do not work for Viral infections. There are a few antiViral medicines available. Vaccines can help prevent you from getting many Viral diseases.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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Zicam Side Effects

Anosmia (1920)
Ageusia (1234)
Nasal Discomfort (276)
Hyposmia (247)
Burning Sensation (169)
Hypogeusia (161)
Dysgeusia (156)
Parosmia (142)
Rhinalgia (53)
Pain (48)
Headache (48)
Product Quality Issue (47)
Nasal Congestion (38)
Lacrimation Increased (36)
Epistaxis (32)
Sinus Disorder (32)
Rhinorrhoea (26)
Nausea (25)
Sinusitis (23)
Dyspnoea (23)
Weight Decreased (17)
Nasopharyngitis (17)
No Therapeutic Response (16)
Feeling Abnormal (16)
Throat Irritation (16)
Depression (15)
Condition Aggravated (15)
Anxiety (15)
Hypoaesthesia Oral (14)
Dizziness (14)
Sinus Headache (14)
Hypersensitivity (13)
Eye Irritation (13)
Glossodynia (12)
Decreased Appetite (12)
Malaise (11)
Eye Pain (11)
Nerve Injury (11)
Nasal Dryness (11)
Sneezing (11)
Fear (10)
Blood Pressure Increased (9)
Migraine (9)
Application Site Irritation (9)
Impaired Work Ability (8)
Bronchitis (8)
Insomnia (8)
Pharyngeal Oedema (8)
Vomiting (8)
Thermal Burn (8)

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Recent Reviews

About 10 minutes after taking the zicam rapid melts i got a horrible pressure headache, and soon after felt like i could puke. This lasted a few hours then subsided, but i refused to take the next dose after that.

After 3 days of taking the Zicam Rapid Melts religiously, I was terrified to see my sink FULL of blood while brushing my teeth...needless to say it scared me to death and I will stop taking this medication ASAP!

After 3 or4 doses over the weekend i stopped taking the rapidmelt. it is wednesday and i STILL have this awful taste in my mouth . itson my tongue. i also for the past 3 days felt 'weird' - not my self. can't explain that.&nb

After taking two doses of Zicam rapidmelt, I had this horrible taste in my mouth, food tasted horrible. After the second dose in the morning I developed a severe headache that started in my sinus (so I thought it was part of the cold) but then it mov

Burning Sensation and loss of taste on tounge. Burning sensatin in stomach. Can't eat. Have to force myselft to eat. Terrible dry mouth, tounge is swollen and gets worse and then a little better. It has been fo

Did you ever get your taste back? I have had the same thing happen to me and it has been 3 weeks....still taste is not right.

Enterocolitis viral

Good product as far as lessening the symptoms and length of a cold but I now have no sense of taste! I would rather have the cold!

Has anyone experienced severe headaches after using Zicam? I used it 8 yrs ago and since I have been diagnosed with cluster headaches. they actually started while I was using Zicam. I have had daily and as much as 8 of these horrible headaches per d

Have taken zicam rapid melts, started on Friday throughout the weekend.Monday I have trouble swallowing, it hurts to cough and the back of my mouth hurts. I have stopped taking it and will return otherunopened product.

11 month old developed cough and petechiae 1 week after Hib vaccination (isolated to lower abdomen). Thought this was viral until he recieved polio and HepB 1 month later (1 year) and developed petechiae again this time all over abdomen and back, and

Aluvia 200/50 mg ive been taking them since late 2010 and the viral load is not detectable how much is the time delay between the doses dr

Does anyone know if taking large amounts of Zyrtec and Xyzal cause viral infections in the Sinuses or throat? Thanks Carmalite

Enterocolitis viral

Hello my daughter is 2 in may and we have just being to the docters and been prescribed this medicine as we have been told she has a viral infection but know is complaining of her eyes hurting is that a side effect? also what can i do to help her con

Hi i have been feeling rough for about 12 weeks now, i keep bringing up this clear mucus, sometimes this is white, i am coughing and my chest hurst a bit, i always feel tired and it is getting me down now, doctors have said it is a viral infection, i

Hiya i started taking champix last april,im 56 and thought it was time to stop,was fed up of getting a lot of viral infections every winter,it was the 3rd ime i tried it, the last 2 times i got really bad bloating and stomach pai

I had sudden acute pain on my right side affecting my lung. after being on a drip at hospital was sent home with the diagnosis that it is a viral infection. i had no fever only deep pain on my right quadrant. doctor sent me home and prescribed trama

I get viral infections fortnightly, it's stops me going to work and I had to stop exercising for a while. When I get it, a get a sore throat, feeling tired, out of breath and sometimes feeling like someone is pushing against my chest. I would like

I had to go for Mabthera infusion as my platelets count was low. I had 4 doses. After the1st dose I had severe back pain. After the 2nd dose I had viral infection and my platelet count went down to zero. After the 3r

Viral Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.

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