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How To Treat Hsv 2
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
A tincture of Tino: Unfortunately in this country there isn't enough research to support such use. This botanical has anti-inflammatory properties and is used for diabetes management overseas but its effects and method of action are not well understood. Without sound evidence to support its use here, you're better off losing weight if obese, eating healthier foods and exercising. Exercise is always good medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Vision is precious: If you truly have eye infection, please contact doc for eval and treatment asap. Some infections such as gonococcal conjunctivitis or herpes heratitis can cause vision loss in relatively short time and so treatment is needed. Since i don't know what you have, i advise seeking care asap, money can't buy vision, but it can preserve it or prevent visual loss. So, consult doc asap. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more
AGGRESSIVELY: Antivirals, like valtrex, (valacyclovir) need to be started within 72 hrs of shingle symptoms. They can decrease the severity and duration of the rash. If pain persists after the rash is gone - postherpetic neuralgia (phn) - it needs to be treated aggressively so it does not last forever. The older you are when you have shingles, the more likely you are to have phn. See a board certified pain specialist for help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May not be needed: Asymptomatic bacteriuria (colonization of urine with bacteria unassociated with signs/symptoms of infection/uti) occurs in small number of healthy individuals and more often affects the elderly, women moreso than men, and in those who have an indwelling urinary catheter. Generally can be safely observed and not treated with antibiotics unless felt to be at a high risk for infection (e.g. Diabetes). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Supportive care: There is no medicine to treat chikungunya virus infection or disease. Decrease the symptoms: Get plenty of rest Drink fluids to prevent dehydration Take medicines, such as ibuprofen, naproxen, acetaminophen, or paracetamol, to relieve fever and pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be patient: Molluscum lesions are cousins of the wart & are a transient problem for a kid & will gradually become irritated & fall off over a 3-4mo period. Kids that scratch at them may spread them over a broad area. They can be frozen or removed with various agents, but the process will leave a scar. Most that self shed will leave a temporary mark that fades in a year. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Clinical exam/tests: For those who trained in an era where measles was common, diagnosis by history and physical exam is possible, but many providers today have never seen a case in the US and clinical suspicion needs to be confirmed by blood tests.Treatment is supportive, through the high fevers and multi-system complications. The worst cases are hospitalized for fluids and immuno-therapy. ...Read more
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