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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Acyclovir 400 mg medicine for my cold sore expired 2 months ago? Can I still use it?

Acyclovir 400 mg medicine for my cold sore expired 2 months ago? Can I still use it?

It is never a good: Idea to use expired medicine, as you cannot expect the same level of potency as it should have before that expiration date. Please see your healthcare provider to see about giving you a new prescription right away. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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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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I see chickenpox bumps on my penis's glans, what should I do? I cleaned my glans with salt water, is that ok? My medicine : acyclovir, no lotion

I see chickenpox bumps on my penis's glans, what should I do? I cleaned my glans with salt water, is that ok? My medicine : acyclovir, no lotion

Chicken Pox on penis: Hi

if you were in my office we could have a very open and frank discussion. Chicken pox can be very irritating anywhere it is found. But, on the penis is especially painful or irritating.

I do have one concern and that is if this is herpes and not chicken pox. Herpes is a virus that is part of the chicken pox family. I am glad to hear that you are on acyclovir. This is the right medicine. ...Read more

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I have genital herpes I'm on the medicine acyclovir. I have pain on my tongue and my tongue has turned white with red blotches on it. What is it?

I have genital herpes I'm on the medicine acyclovir. I have pain on my tongue and my tongue has turned white with red blotches on it. What is it?

Stop it.: You may be having a reaction to the medicine. Stop it and call your doc today or tomorrow for further advice and treatment. If you have rapidly increasing numbers of sores, pain, or fever, go to the ER if you cannot reach your doc. ...Read more

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I take zovirax (acyclovir) for herpes simplex (genital). I take 40 mg everyday to suppress the herpes simplex eruptions. Will this drug suppress shingles too?

I take zovirax (acyclovir) for herpes simplex (genital). I take 40 mg everyday to suppress the herpes simplex eruptions. Will this drug suppress shingles too?

There is no evidence: No there is no evidens that it will suppress shingles, The only way to prevent shingles is by taking Zostavax the Shingle Vaccine. All adults over the age of 60 are recommemded to have shingle vaccine one dose to prevent shingles
Even though Zovirax (acyclovir) is used to treaas it will shorten the course if used within 48 hours of start of the rash. And the dose used is 800 MGM every 4 hours for 5 days ...Read more

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How fast does acyclovir work?

On what?: Usually the effect is quite rapid, but this antiviral drug used against herpes simplex most commonly, will not have the lesions go away immediately since the tissues have already been damaged and this will not resolve simply because the virus has been controlled. ...Read more

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How does zovirax (acyclovir) work?

DNA transcription: Zovirax or acyclovir prevents the production of viruses by throwing a wrench into the viruses' machinery for duplication or rather its ability to make new DNA. ...Read more

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How does acyclovir work in the body?

How does acyclovir work in the body?

Anti viral: Acyclovir is an antiviral agent (does not work on bacteria). It works on the dna in the virus itself causing death. It is often used in treating shingles and other viral-type conditions. ...Read more

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Who should not take Zovirax (acyclovir)?

Zovirax (acyclovir): "Zovirax is contraindicated for patients who develop hypersensitivity to acyclovir or valacyclovir." See: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/zovirax. Html ...Read more

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What's the price of acyclovir, without any kind of insurance?

You can use: Pharmacy Checker. Com to get an idea of prices at different pharmacies. Https://www. Pharmacychecker. Com/generic/acyclovir-prices ...Read more

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My now exboyfriebd was taking acyclovir what does that mean for me?

My now exboyfriebd was taking acyclovir what does that mean for me?

You need to ask him: Acyclovir is prescribed for conditions such as Chicken Pox, Shingles and Herpes Simplex Virus infection just to name a few. If you are concerned why your partner or ex-partner is having that medication you need to ask him. ...Read more

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What are acyclovir (zovirax) side effects?

Virtually none: When taken orally, Acyclovir is extremely well tolerated. Side effects are rare. ...Read more

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Would you use Acyclovir to treat Folliculitis?

No: Acyclovir is specific for treating the virus associated with cold sores and folliculitis is due to bacteria ...Read more

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Can you transmit herpes if you are taking acyclovir everyday?

Can you transmit herpes if you are taking acyclovir everyday?

Reduces risk: Taking low dose suppressive antivirals significantly reduces the risk of transmission of herpes between outbreaks. ...Read more

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Acyclovir for swollen gland?

Acyclovir for swollen gland?

May not be from: A viral etiology. Not all swollen glands are from a viral cause. See your primary care doctor for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Might I take vicodin with acyclovir?

Might I take vicodin with acyclovir?

Generally, yes: If your kidney and liver are well. ...Read more

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Why did I get prescribe acyclovir for gout?

Don ' t know: Acyclovir is an antiviral medication. Are you certain the doctor told you it was for gout? ...Read more

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How fast does acyclovir work on cold sores?

How fast does acyclovir work on cold sores?

Depends...: ...On the time lag between breakout and start of treatment. After 3 days may not work at all. ...Read more

Acyclovir (Definition)

Acyclovir is an antiviral drug. It slows the growth and spread of the herpes virus so that the body can fight off the infection. Acyclovir will not cure herpes, but it can lessen the ...Read more


Dr. Alan Jackson
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Avirax (Definition)

Avirax is a herpes viruses agent which is a kind of anti-viral ...Read more