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Do cigarettes and the smoke contain anti-viral substances?

No: That is something to suggest that they have some saving grace. They do not and are not. ...Read more

Dr. Noah Scheinfeld
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Why don't anti-viral drugs work on the flu and colds?

Why don't anti-viral drugs work on the flu and colds?

Antiviral medicatios: In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, (zanamivir) Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms of FLU to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. There are over 100 cold viruses that may mutate often. Colds are usually not severe. ...Read more

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Can I use more than one anti-viral for herpes simplex type 2 at te same time? How this can affect my health?

Can I use more than one anti-viral for herpes simplex type 2  at te same time? How this can affect my health?

Poly-antiviral tx?: Most cases of hsv will resolve on their own but will resolve more quickly w/antiviral therapy. Abreva otc may work altho we see frequent rapid relapse. Almost all hsv is susceptible to Acyclovir (& its family of agents). Using these 2 together is probably ok. Using 2 Acyclovir derivatives together will just cost you $$$. There currently no other oral agents/effective topical agents..Coming soon. ...Read more

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Can i take 50 mg of Vyvance with my anti viral medicine for my cold sores and excedrin in the same day? Is it dangerous to mix these drugs?

Can i take 50 mg of Vyvance with my anti viral medicine for my cold sores and excedrin in the same day? Is it dangerous to mix these drugs?

Pharmacy question: The real answer is your pharmacy can cross check it's data base for drug/drug interactions. Vyvanse is a well tolerated drug and is most probably safe with your other medications but you need to get your pharmacy to do their homework. Their data base is best. ...Read more

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If you have a viral infection will the doctor give you anti-viral medications?

If you have a viral infection will the doctor give you anti-viral medications?

Not usually: There are antiviral medications for some viral infections, such as herpes, hiv, hepatitis b and c, and influenza. But for the average viral infection you might see your doctor for, such as the common cold, there at no antiviral medications. ...Read more

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Is there an anti-viral medication that can be taken for the swine flu?

Is there an anti-viral medication that can be taken for the swine flu?

Flu medication: The antiviral drugs available are amantadine, rimantadine, oseltamivir and zanamivir. The influenza virus has been shown to be resistant to the first two. Although a growing resistance has also been observed to the third, it is still safe to use in the form of a pill to be taken by mouth. The last drug is in inhaler form. ...Read more

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Would like to know if it's necessary to take anti-viral for herpes zoster?

Would like to know if it's necessary to take anti-viral for herpes zoster?

Of course: for most cases of acute HZ the use of antiviral therapy (acyclovir, famciclovir or valacyclovir), is recommended to prevent postherpetic neuralgia, a dreaded and extremely painful complication of HZ. ...Read more

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Are there any anti viral medications which are effective against established cases of squamous papilloma?

Are there any anti viral medications which are effective against established cases of squamous papilloma?

Hpv: There are meds that affect the manifestations of the virus (ie, the papillomas) but it takes the patient's body to get rid of the virus. Imiquimod is an immune modulator that is very effective. Both tri- and bi-choroacetic acid can destroy visible lesions also but have no affect on the virus. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Acticin (Definition)

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