A 36-year-old member asked:
What is prophylactic treatment?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Prophylaxis: Prophylaxis is preventative therapy which can be from the use of antimicrobial agents, Immune Globulin or vaccines. By giving one or more of these agents, an infection can be prevented or minimized.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated May 8, 2015
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.