Does CMV go away
No. Currently, no treatment is recommended for CMV infection in the healthy individual, including pregnant women. However, antiviral drugs ganciclovir and valganciclovir are being used for patients with weakened immune systems. ChaCha! [ Source: http://www.chacha.com/question/does-cmv-go-away ]
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- Does CMV go away
- No. Currently, no treatment is recommended for CMV infection in the healthy individual, including pregnant women. However, antiviral drugs ganciclovir and valganciclovir are being used for patients with weakened immune systems. ChaCha!
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- Q: What is the reason for my friend being a victim of a cmv virus if this person is clean, never kissed a boy, very strick, does not smoke, touch others, and no one in her generation has ever gotten this cmv virus,so can you please explain to me how in the world did she get it.And does it go away, and how and what ways would it affect her future baby.Please im freaking out, i need answers! and is this similar to herpes and HIV..
- A: How old is your friend? CMV (cytomegalovirus) is in the same family class as Herpes, but so is Chicken Pox (Varicella), Shingles (Herpes-Zoster), Herpes Type I (cold sores), Herpes Type II (genital), and Epstein-Barr Virus (Mono). It is NOT in the same class as HIV. Once you have CMV, it stays in your system for life. There is no medication or vaccination to take to cure CMV. Once a person has had a CMV infection, the virus usually lies dormant (or inactive) in the body, but it can be reactivated. It is possible to have CMV and not show any symptoms until later in life. Transmission of CMV occurs from person to person, through close contact with body fluids (urine, saliva (spit), breast milk, blood, tears, semen, and vaginal fluids), but the chance of getting CMV infection from casual contact is very small. The virus can also be present in blood products and donated organs, causing infection after a blood transfusion or organ transplantation. Among kids, the virus is commonly spread in child-care centers or preschool settings, where it passes easily through indirect contact, especially though contaminated toys. Children who are infected may then spread the infection to their families. So it is possible your friend could have: A. Gotten this from her mother as a child-Has her mother been tested? B. Gotten this from any daycare/childcare center when she was younger from contaminated toys or other children. or C. Gotten it from simply sharing a drink/utensil of an infected person, or getting a kiss on the lips from an infected child. As far as pregnancy and CMV, is your friend pregnant now? If and when she does become pregnant, your friend should definitely tell her Doctor. There could be possible tests they can run on her during her pregnancy. In regards to if the baby can get CMV, it is possible. Newborns can contract CMV infection during or soon after birth by passing through the birth canal of an infected mother, or consuming breast milk from a mother with the virus. Doctors will probably encourage your friend to continue breastfeeding though. The benefits of breast milk like the nutrients and capability to offer immunity to certain diseases outweigh the possibility of passing on CMV. I would suggest not freaking out. This isn’t happening to you according to your post. Your friend needs support, and you should be there for her. The best way you can prevent yourself from getting CMV is to follow basic good hygiene: Wash your hands often with soap and water for 15-20 seconds, not sharing eating utensils with and avoiding kissing or intimate contact with CMV-positive individuals. You won’t get CMV if you comfort your friend, lend her your shoulder to cry on, or by just being there. Good luck, and it is not a death sentence!
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- Q: Ok so I’ve have dealt with chronic fatigue syndrome(CFS) for several years due to Epstein Barr Virus(EBV) and cytomegalovirus(CMV). These two viruses were diagnosed at the same time(they thought I had mono) and they have been active ever since. Now the chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms have not gone away….some days are bbetter than others. I have really bad flare ups where I am so physically and mentally weak and drained I can barely get out of bed(like NOW). My muscle and joint pains are getting worse… My migranes are worse… I’ve passed out a few times and almost blackout frequenly… I have hypersensitivity…. it has caused me depression… I have short and long term memory loss(brain fogs) and it’s hard for me to really consentrate… Insomnia… And so many more symptoms caused from my chronic fatigue syndrome! My immune system is very weak due to all these health issues. My viruses, EBV and CMV, are worse than ever. The levels are very high… instead of the levels getting lower over the years, they are skyrocketing! Apparently there is no research on having EBV and CMV at the same time. I need help! My doctor doesn’t know what I should do, he says there’s nothing that can help except for rest and I’ve been taking easy. I don’t know what to do. I even take tons of vitamins…I eat fairly healthy!? Can you help? I need someone who knows their stuff! Please!
- A: Some of these symptoms also can fit with fibromyalgia which is a sister condition to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome which can occur at the same time as CFS for some people.I would recommend also consulting with a rheumatologist (a doctor that diagnoses and treats diseases and disorders that relate to bones and joints but can also sometimes diagnose other problems that other doctors may not be able to) to see what they think.Another site that might help you find more information on both is at: http://rarediseases.about.com (they may have information about combined illnesses on there that can be of help)
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- Q: my doctor said it will go away on it own, but i didn’t some research it will stay with you fo the rest of your life. Can someone tell me a liitle bit more about cmv virus? does it cause blindness? help please!WHY IS CAUSE BLINDNESS?WHY IT CAUSE BLINDNESS?
- A: Like Shirley said, it’s an extremely common virus, that the majority of people carry. Usually people don’t get sick from it, but occasionally people can get a mild illness like glandular fever when they first get it.Your doctor is right that any illness you have from CMV now will clear up on its own, but you are also right that the virus will stay in your body for the rest of your life. Having the CMV virus in your body almost never causes any harm – most people have it.CMV only ever causes blindness in people with VERY severely damaged immune systems. Nearly all cases of CMV blindness occur in people with very late stage AIDS. If you don’t have AIDS, CMV won’t cause blindness.