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Doctor insights on: How To Treat Herpes And Lupus

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What causes herpes and how best to treat it?

What causes herpes and how best to treat it?

Herpes: Herpes is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a virus. There are two types, hsv1 and hsv2. Hsv1 typically causes cold sores on the lips, while hsv2 affects the genitals. While there is no "cure", there are many effective treatments (acyclovir, valacyclovir, etc...) that can help to prevent or shorten outbreaks. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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How to differentiate a guttate psoriasis and syphilis?

How to differentiate a guttate psoriasis and syphilis?

Biopsy & blood tests: Syphilis can generally be diagnosed with a blood test. Guttate psoriasis would require a biopsy and examination of the tissue by a pathologist for certain diagnosis. Presence of one does not exclude the other. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How can you diagnose and treat measles?

How can you diagnose and treat measles?

Varies: There are some physicians who trained when there was enough measles to recognize it from clinical presentation. There are also available blood tests to confirm or exclude the diagnosis. Treatment is primarily supportive with rest, fluids,nutrition etc while they self heal. Additional measures focus on complications as they arise,like treating secondary pneumonia. ...Read more

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How to treat and behave with hpv?

How to treat and behave with hpv?

Depends: Treatment is with an anti-viral medication. Taking a daily suppressant dose will decrease the chance of transmitting to others. That plus condom use. Be sure to communicate with your partners responsibly. Here is more info: http://westoverheights.Com/herpes_handbook/final_hh_for_2010_revision_1.Pdf. ...Read more

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Can you please define lupus and how does one get lupus?

Can you please define lupus and how does one get lupus?

Autoimmune, systemic: Lupus is an autoimmune disease, in simple terms, your body produces certain antibodies that attack your own organs.It can affect any part of the body. Common symptoms - joint pains, facial rash, photosensitivity, mouth ulcers, hair loss. Organ involvement usually kidney, brain. No one really knows why someone gets it- it is believed that genetic, environmental factors play a major role. ...Read more

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How to treat a meth rash?

How to treat a meth rash?

This very serious.: You need to work with an addiction medicine, stop the meth and be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How to treat itch and rashes?

How to treat itch and rashes?

Why the rash?: First step would be to try and identify why you have the rah, that is what is the cause. Eliminate that cause and you are on the road to recovery. Next step might be to try a hydrocortisone cream or ointment, available over the counter. Heat, (sweating, hot shower) will make it worse, and cool, (cool shower or cool compress) will make it better. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is nevirapine used to treat HIV infections?

Can you tell me how is nevirapine used to treat HIV infections?

Nevirapine - HIV med: This medicine is what's called a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor or 'non-nuke'. There are now several different classes of HIV medication, which is great for patients. This drug is one of the older ones, and actually I like to stay away from it, given it can have side effects & there are alot of newer meds out there, including combo pills that are much easier to take. Hope this help ...Read more

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How to treat herpes zoster? Can it cause death?

How to treat herpes zoster? Can it cause death?

Depends on situation: If you had chicken pox then you risk getting shingles. Vaccination the best way to lower the risk of getting shingles; the severity of pain and complications are signifantly decreased. Acyclovir is used for therapy, but is most effective witihn 48-72 hrs of an outbreak. Death from shingles is rare but can happen esp in pt with impaired immunity. ...Read more

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How to treat herpes in the throat?

How to treat herpes in the throat?

Herpes: Please see a doctor. If you have a confirmed diagnosis of oral or pharyngeal herpes, you need to be treated by a physician with antivirals. ...Read more

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How to treat a rash?

How to treat a rash?

It depends: Rash is merely the skin's response to something irritating it. It can range from subtle to life-threatening. As such, there is no one simple treatment option. If you have a rash that is bothersome to you, i would suggest seeing your doctor for more specific advice. ...Read more

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How to treat scleroderma?

How to treat scleroderma?

Several options: D-penacillamine, rituximab, and methotrexate have shown promise in treating this condition. ...Read more

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How do you treat and diagnose Lyme disease?

How do you treat and diagnose Lyme disease?

Lyme disease: Lyme disease can be detected by blood by testing the igm level. However lyme disease can turn into complicated chronic problem affecting many systems of the body. It can be treated with antibiotics. Treatments varies depend on when it was discovered and how it had spread. Consult your doctor if you have concern for contacting the disease. Early treatment and proper prevention is important. ...Read more

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How long can it take for herpes simplex 2 to show up. How can I prevent future beeakouts?

How long can it take for herpes simplex 2 to show up. How can I prevent future beeakouts?

2 to 7 days: Will take less than a wk to hepes simplex ii infection , once get infected stays in the body for ever , anti viral drug Acyclovir will not cure but will help in acute attacks ( break outs ). If you are infected like 30 million american , you must inform your partner , use of condoms will reduce the incidence bur will not prevent 100% , almost half million new cases are added in usa. ...Read more