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How Is Toxoplasmosis Treated
Surroundings: Humans most often become infected after exposure to environmental sources, such as animal urine, contaminated water or soil, or infected animal tissue. Portals of entry include cuts or abraded skin, mucous membranes or conjunctiva. The vast majority of infections with leptospira are self-limiting. Although penicillins, tetracyclines, chloramphenicol, and Erythromycin have antileptospiral activity. ...Read more
Treat symptoms: Measles is caused by a virus. There is no specific medication for measles. Most children with measles are miserable. Fever & pain control with Acetaminophen are typical. Dehydration is a common complication which needs to be treated. Measles is highly contagious you will want to keep your sick child away from others. Prevention with vaccine is recommended. ...Read moreSee 13 more doctor answers
Depends on the type.: Viral hepatitides that are acute are usually treated symptomatically but hepatitis b or c can develop chronic infection which may develop into cirrhosis and liver cancer. There are currently medications for chronic b or c but not everyone requires therapy. Many people, when they die, die with the chronic hepatitis but not of the chronic hepatitis. ...Read more
Uncertain: Although there are proponents of the idea that humans can suffer infestation by collembola (springtails, arthropods that inhabit soil), clinical studies have either been discredited or have not demonstrated evidence (eg: lim cs; et al. Collembola are unlikely to cause human dermatitis. J insect sci. 2009; 9:3). For this reason, there is no standard of care treatment, to my knowledge. ...Read more
Comfort: Mono is a viral illness that is usually milder in children and harser in adults. Adults are often symptomatic with lack of energy & increased sleep requirement for up to 3 weeks. Maintaining proper hydration, nutrition and rest is the primary treatment focus. Patients should avoid contact sports, horse or bike riding if their spleen is enlarged.There are no medications for this disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How often do people contract cat scratch disease? How is it treated? Is treatment necessary? How long is recovery?
CSD: Cat-scratch disease (CSD) s a common and usually benign infectious disease caused by a bacterium, either Bartonella henselae or Bartonella quintana. It is most commonly found in children following a scratch or bite from a cat within about one to two weeks. It generally doesn't require any treatment. ...Read more
Parasite Infection: Infection with toxoplasma gondii can cause no symptoms or a range of problems; worse in those with weakened immune systems. The disease can affect the brain, lung, heart, eyes, or liver.If symptoms are present, t is treated with antibiotics and a medicine also used for malaria. If a baby is born with the infection, congenital changes occur so pregnant women are checked for this infection. ...Read more
Antibiotics,hospital: Patients with suspected plague are put in strict isolation units and treatment is started with antibiotics such as gentamicin, streptomycin, doxycycline, tetracyline, Septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ciprofloxacin, or chloramphenicol. With treatment, the death rate drops from about 50% to about 15% (the majority of the cases are bubonic plague). Pneumonic plague is fatal if treatment is not started in 24 hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibiotics: While it depends on the type and site of the tuberculosis (TB) infection, TB is generally treated with a combination of 3 or 4 antibiotics. The antibiotics are used for 6-9 months, and sometimes longer depending on the nature of the infection. Tb is a notoriously slow dividing bacteria, and this slow growth is the reason it takes so long for a TB infection to be treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Behavior Therapy: If you are referring to trichotillomania, then this hair pulling disorder is treated by a psychotherapist who is familiar with this issue. A knowledgeable therapist will use specific behavioral and cognitive techniques and psychoeducation to help treat the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Supportive measures: There is no treatment for the viral infection itself, we simply support failing organs and provide adequate fluid and nutrition until the illness has run its course. These can include specialized ivs, ventilators, hemodialysis, feeding tubes, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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