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Best medicine for scarlet fever?

Best medicine for scarlet fever?

Antibiotics: Scarlet fever is a rash caused by a strep infection somewhere in the body, usually strep throat although it can be in other areas. Antibiotics such as penicillin or Amoxicillin are usually very effective. Others can be used for people who are allergic to these drugs. It is important to get treated quickly in order to prevent complications. ...Read more

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What are the interventions or cure for dengue fever?

What are the interventions or cure for dengue fever?

No "cure": There is no specific treatment developed to treat dengue fever. Maintaining fluid volume is key. ...Read more

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Day 4 of cold virus; with severe cough. No fever. Now no voice for 2 days.At what point would a visit to clinic be necessary? Remedies for laryngitis?

Day 4 of cold virus; with severe cough. No fever. Now no voice for 2 days.At what point would a visit to clinic be necessary? Remedies for laryngitis?

Clarify: I am presuming your question is about your son? Age? Based on the information given including history and meds, would suggest seeing a primary care doc. For an adult with no other history a viral illness is self limiting. But that is not the case for the history mentioned so seeking help us acceptable. Best of luck ...Read more

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What is treatment for dengue hemorrhagic fever?

What is treatment for dengue hemorrhagic fever?

Supportive care: "supportive care, " meaning there's no specific treatment against the virus. You focus on treating the complications of the illness until it resolves. This can require hospitalization, sometime in an intensive care unit. ...Read more

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What are good preventive measures for west nile fever?

What are good preventive measures for west nile fever?

CDC recommends: • use mosquito repellent with deet • dress in long pants and long sleeves • be especially careful at dusk and dawn • drain any standing water cdc recommendations. ...Read more

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Scarlet fever type rash-negative for strep.Fatigue, headaches, loss of appetite w/seemingly no other symptoms.No fever.MD said good luck...help!

Scarlet fever type rash-negative for strep.Fatigue, headaches, loss of appetite w/seemingly no other symptoms.No fever.MD said good luck...help!

Infectious Disease: This could be any of a dozen or more syndromes that could be thought of. You should find an infectious diseases specialist and let them thoroughly evaluate you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Help please? What is acute febrile malaria?

Help please? What is acute febrile malaria?

Tropical Disease: cause by protozoan Plasmodium parasites Malaria Symptoms may include: headache, fever, shivering, sweating, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dry cough, muscle/joint/back pain & enlarged spleen. There is a cyclic pattern of being very cold & shivering followed by feeling very hot and sweating. Additionally one can develop jaundice, blood in urine, anemia, eye problems (nystagmus, problems with eye ...Read more

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For how many days Cefspan/cefixime 400mg (1 a day)should be taken for relap of typhoid with following conditions Normal fever Chill Headache Body pain?

For how many days Cefspan/cefixime 400mg (1 a day)should be taken for relap of typhoid with following conditions
Normal fever
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See answer : For a typhoid relapse u shd use the same medicine as what u were initially treated with successfully or u can use Cefixime for average of 10 days. If u have any doubts u shd consult the treating doctor. Of course the bacteria from the initial culture report shd show that it is susceptible to Cefixime. If there is a doubt about the diagnosis u can take another blood culture before starting the med ...Read more

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Please answer! what medicines are best for cold and flu and fever?

Please answer! what medicines are best for cold and flu and fever?

For the Flu:: If you have the Flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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Need help with fever blisters?

Need help with fever blisters?

Cold Sores: Cold sores can be treated with oral antiviral medications. These are cheap and usually quite safe. They can significantly shorten the duration of the cold sore outbreak. If you have frequent outbreaks, these medicines can be taken daily to suppress the outbreaks. ...Read more

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Bad migraine, pain in face. Hospital gave meds for severe sinus infection and 103 fever. How long for meds to help infection so pain/fever goes away?

Bad migraine, pain in face. Hospital gave meds for severe sinus infection and 103 fever. How long for meds to help infection so pain/fever goes away?

Should be soon: Some relief should be felt soon. More over the next few days. You can call the Hospital, provide exact info and ask for their estimate along w/ suggestions for what you might do. Always get this info when treatment is given - it's useful (as you now see). Also, it was probaby not migraine, but severe sinus headache. Best! ...Read more

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How to cure dengue fever what medicine should take?

How to cure dengue fever what medicine should take?

There is no cure: Treatment is generally symptomatic but one can get very ill and end-up in the hospital ...Read more

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Can you tell me natural remedies for ross river fever?

Can you tell me natural remedies for ross river fever?

Ross River Fever: There aren't specific cures or remedies for Ross River Fever. It normally resolves on it's own & about 1/3 rd of people have sub-clinical infection. Standard management can include use of NSAID's or acetaminophen to decrease joint pain. A Traditional Chinese Medicine approach which may help is Astragalus. This herb is an adaptogen & helps with immunity in general. ...Read more

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Childrenshospitalorangecounty is stumped. Diagnosis for a 2yr old with jra with puffiness/discoloration around eyes, persisent fever/diarrhea/skin rash/mouth ulcers? Labwork available! please help!

Childrenshospitalorangecounty is stumped. Diagnosis for a 2yr old with jra with puffiness/discoloration around eyes, persisent fever/diarrhea/skin rash/mouth ulcers? Labwork available! please help!

JRA, fever, etc: When and how was jra diagnosis established? How long has the persistent fever, diarrhea, rash and mouth ulcers been occurring? Within the orange county community there has been viral illness circulating with those symptoms and if your 2 year old is immune suppressed then it could last longer and be more severe, but the duration of symptoms would help to determine whether that is feasible. ...Read more

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Anyone know where I can get inoculated for yellow fever for an Africa trip?

Anyone know where I can get inoculated for yellow fever for an Africa trip?

Several places: Either there is a travel clinic in your area, or the local health department will either provide this or have information about where you can go to get it. Hopefully you will also be provided with information about other vaccines you need and malaria prophylaxis. For full details see the cdc website for up-to-date information. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC cold medicine for 10 yr old healthy child? Running nose, itchy throat with mucus, sneezing, headache- no fever, no flu symptoms

What is the best OTC cold medicine for 10 yr old healthy child? Running nose, itchy throat with mucus, sneezing, headache- no fever, no flu symptoms

Ibuprofen and Honey: Believe it or not, raw honey, 1 to 2 teaspoons every 4 to 6 hours, is very beneficial. Also a good dose of Ibuprofen every 6 hours can be greatly helpful. ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more