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Can antiviral medication treat chronic hepatitis b?

Can antiviral medication treat chronic hepatitis b?

Yes: There are currently 6 available antiviral medications for hepatitis b. Viread is the most common and Baraclude (entecavir) is also a first line therapy. Most of these medications only need to be taken once per day and have minimal side effects. ...Read more

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Cmv Drug (Definition)

CMV agents are a kind of anti-viral ...Read more


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Medication for hepatitis b?

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Medication for hepatitis b?

Many medications: Experts for treatment of hepatitis generally agreed that no treatment for acute hepatitis B infection. For chronic infection the use of medications depends on complicated multi factors such as what kind of antigen and antibody, viral load, state of liver disease as reflected by liver enzymes ALT, AST , the result of liver biopsy. The presence of HIV, liver cirrhosis, age of patients etc. ...Read more

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Can topical steroid treatment be given in viral diseases like varicella, herpes, chicken pox infections?

Can topical steroid treatment be given in viral diseases like varicella, herpes, chicken pox infections?

Topical Steroids : Topical steroids used on viral infection can affect the healing process. In fact the lesions may heal a lot slower. If you want to use topical steroids to decrease inflammation make sure you also take oral antiviral medications at the same time. ...Read more

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Are antiviral medications successful in fighting herpes induced encephalitis?

Are antiviral medications successful in fighting herpes induced encephalitis?

Hopefully yes: Critical is an early diagnosis and immediate use of such drugs. Outcomes these days are far better with modern treatment, but as noted, time is of the essence. ...Read more

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What does a high EBV viral nuclear capsid antibody, a high EBV viral capsid antibody IgG and a high IgM EBV viral capsid antibody mean, what's it mean?

What does a high EBV viral nuclear capsid antibody, a high EBV viral capsid antibody IgG and a high IgM EBV viral capsid antibody mean, what's it mean?

Likely immunity,,: You've got antibodies to the ebv which likely means you were infected at some time in your life and you recovered and now your body has circulating antibodies to it. An igg antibody in particular indicates long term resistance. This virus usually causes asymptomatic infection so you probably fought it off and weren't aware of it. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Will anti bacterial spray inactivate hep c and hiv?

Will anti bacterial spray inactivate hep c and hiv?

Yes: If the antibacterial spray contains alcohol...Then yes....It will disrupt the viral protein shells. I'm assuming you mean on your hands or counter?! antibacterial sprays containing any form of antibacterial would be ineffective. ...Read more

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HBsAg-, anti HBc IgM+,IgG- and anti HBs Ag-. Should you still get hepatitis B vaccine? No immunity, but new infection, not infectious.

HBsAg-, anti HBc IgM+,IgG- and anti HBs Ag-. Should you still get hepatitis B vaccine? No immunity, but new infection, not infectious.

Hepatitis: You do not have HepB, but do have HepC and need further evaluation to determine whether or not therapy is necessary. Yes, you should receive HepB vaccine, particularly since this history suggests behavioral risk factors. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is CMV viral load negative?

What is CMV viral load negative?

No CMV: It means you do not currently have cmv. CMV is a virus. ...Read more

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Please interpret this HBsAG reactive, anti hbs non-reactive, hbeag non-reactive, anti hbe reactive, anti hbc (igm) nonreactive, anti hbc total reactiv?

Please interpret this HBsAG reactive, anti hbs non-reactive, hbeag non-reactive, anti hbe reactive, anti hbc (igm) nonreactive, anti hbc total reactiv?

Hep B: It means you were exposed to the virus in the past and you don't have an acute infection. Despite that you did not develop the immunity and you can still be reinfected. You are not highly contagious yourself, i still suggest you partner and family should get vaccinated. ...Read more

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Is pataday for viral infection?

Is pataday for viral infection?

No: Pataday is a topical antihistamine type eye drop for allergic conjunctivitis to treat allergy symptoms in the eyes. Viral infections usually require anti-inflammatories and/or anti-viral treatments although most are self limited. Pataday may make your eye feel better but would not be the usual recommended treatment for a viral infection. ...Read more

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How can one reduce the antibody counts for herpes simplex virus, rubella, cytomegalo virus?

No reason to: They are your immunity. CMV and rubella antibodies protect your unborn child. I'm sorry someone confused you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will antibiotics work against west nile virus?

Will antibiotics work against west nile virus?

Not yet: No antibiotics are approved for use against west nile virus. Attempts at using ribavirin, immunoglobulins & interferons to treat wnv patients have been inconclusive. Numerous new medications are in development now. Fortunately 80-90% of people who are infected with wnv have no symptoms or disease. The elderly are at highest risk. Severe wnv infections have decreased in the past 10 years. ...Read more

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Is anti inflammatory cream systemic?

Is anti inflammatory cream systemic?

Topical NSAID: Topical preparations have mostly local effect but there is a small amount of medication absorbed and spread systemically. ...Read more

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Are there antiviral medication that is effective against west nile virus?

Are there antiviral medication that is effective against west nile virus?

No: Case reports using intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) and other interventions have been described, but are inconsistent and haven't been scientifically tested. Supportive management is the mainstay of west nile virus infections. ...Read more

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Is hepsera (adefovir) effective for treating chronic hepatitis b?

Is hepsera (adefovir) effective for treating chronic hepatitis b?

Yes: Adefovir does have HBV activity. I had poor experiences in using it as a HIV drug but the dose was higher for HIV so there was more toxicity ...Read more

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Is viral hepatitis a contagious illness?

Is viral hepatitis a contagious illness?

Yes: Types a and e are spread fecal-orally. B, c, and d spread thru blood and body fluids. ...Read more

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What are viral, fungal, protozoan disease?

What are viral, fungal, protozoan disease?

Too big: This requires extensive explanation, but the bottom line is that these are diseases caused by different types of organisms, the ones that you mention. ...Read more

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What is CMV viral load negative?

No CMV: It means you do not currently have cmv. CMV is a virus. ...Read more

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Can CMV virus and type 2 diabetes together make the HIV western blot and PCR viral load tests false positive for hiv?

Can CMV virus and type 2 diabetes together make the HIV western blot and PCR viral load tests false positive for hiv?

Yes: A false positive is possible. A test done by a reputable lab is far better than the otc options! false positives can happen even if your health status is perfect! ...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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Can someone please invent a sex lube that is anti-viral?

Can someone please invent a sex lube that is anti-viral?

I'll try: I will be glad to work on it during my spare time. Better not hold your breath waiting...I don't have a lot of spare time. It's a good idea, but it would have to go through a lot of testing before it became fda approved. That means it would be very expensive to produce and market. ...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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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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I had the shingles rash (3/29) began anti-viral. I had incredible pain for 1 1/2 weeks. I am having pain in the same location. Could it be back?

I had the shingles rash (3/29) began anti-viral.  I had incredible pain for 1 1/2 weeks.  I am having pain in the same location.  Could it be back?

PHN: If you experience intense pain along the location you recently had singles, it's unlikely to be from another shingles outbreak. This is more likely from post-herpetic neuralgia, a painful condition involving the recently shingled nerve(s). The pain can last weeks to months. Good news is both topical & oral medications are available for treatment of phn. Recommend a shingles vaccine also. ...Read more

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Aside from acyclovir, what are other recomended cheap anti viral oral mdicine to cure herpes zoster?

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Aside from acyclovir, what are other recomended cheap anti viral oral mdicine to cure herpes zoster?

Go see your doctor: What's available depends upon where you live. Given that you're in philippines, you'll need to ask your doc since i'm only familiar w/those drugs available here in the states: acyclovir, Famciclovir & valacyclovir. Check out http://www.Aafp.Org/afp/2000/0415/p2437.Html for more info. You want to start one of these within 72hrs of noticing rash. Post-herpetic neuralgia is complication of shingles. ...Read more

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Can anti-viral pills be taken for HPV just like Herpes? What type should I start taking if yes? If not, what medicine then to use for the virus? HPV16

Can anti-viral pills be taken for HPV just like Herpes? What type should I start taking if yes? If not, what medicine then to use for the virus? HPV16

No treatment: unfortunately if you have HPV, there is no cure right now except for keeping your immunity up not smoking and maintaining good health. There is some evidence to say that getting a HPV vaccine can still be helpful. get regular Pap smears and see your doctor for any irregular bleeding. ...Read more

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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

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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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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

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How soon can I go back to work after contracting chickenpox? I received anti-viral medication for my chickenpox three days ago. How long do I have to wait to go back to work and not be infectious? .

How soon can I go back to work after contracting chickenpox? I received anti-viral medication for my chickenpox three days ago. How long do I have to wait to go back to work and not be infectious?

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Depends: The contagious period is likely lessened by antivirals but we have no clear guidelines for their benefits. The contagious period of chickenpox is considered from 1-2 days before the spots appear until the last one has crusted over, or 7 days from the first spot, whichever is later. ...Read more

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I have shingles. My rash and pain are almost gone, so it too late to start taking acyclovir (anti viral med)?

I have shingles. My rash and pain are almost gone, so it too late to start taking acyclovir (anti viral med)?

Yes: For best results a 10 day treatment should be started within 3 days of rash starting. The anti viral medication will not help you at this point. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take garlic supplement after getting flu shot 5 days ago? It has anti - viral affect, can I take it or not?

Is it ok to take garlic supplement after getting flu shot 5 days ago? It has anti - viral affect, can I take it or not?

OK to take: Garlic is promoted as beneficial for many things. The things for which the evidence is strongest is improving high blood pressure and preventing colon and stomach cancer if garlic is eaten (not supplements). The evidence for preventing viruses/colds is weaker. It should not interfere with desired antibody production following a flu shot. ...Read more

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Was REALLY tired yesterday. Now my 2 past shingles areas and areas around it are tingling/ stinging/ sensitive. Do i take painkiller or anti viral?

Was REALLY tired yesterday. Now my 2 past shingles areas and areas around it are tingling/ stinging/ sensitive. Do i take painkiller or anti viral?

Neuralgia: Unfortunately, the syndrome of having recurrent pain/tingling following herpes zoster or shingles is pretty common.The most effective treatment for it is to have taken antiviral medication at the time of the initial shingles rash. Antiviral medication at this point, for postherpetic neuralgia, is not effective.Lidocaine/capsaicin patches, daily chronic pain meds or opiod painkillers are treatments ...Read more