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Remedies For A Measles Rash
See a pain doc ASAP: 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
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Unusual: Vesicular (blister-like) eruptions over the body without other lesions would be an extremely rare (if at all possible) allergic reaction to Amoxicillin (the active ingredient in himox). Overdoses of Amoxicillin would be exceptionally rare as well since this drug has few primary toxicities for humans. Chicken pox does not look like many other things. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 4 year old daughter has both the flu and chicken pox. Any home remedies to help these illnesses?
Can topical steroid treatment be given in viral diseases like varicella, herpes, chicken pox infections?
Mixed advice: Sunlight has been blamed for bringing on a relapse in some. During an outbreak, those places may be more sensitive to sunburn, but if mild - moderate exposure - it should have little effect. If you try it - do it only a little bit and discover your reaction. If it helps, great! if it hurts - stop. The medicine should help. Talk w/ your dr about how it's going. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chicken Pox: If the illness is just starting then seeing your pediatrician is recommended as Acyclovir may be helpful in shortening symptoms and reducing severity. If your child has been sick for a few days then the care is supportive. Making sure your child stays hydrated. Try and prevent scratching of lesions to prevent secondary skin infections and scarring. The rash is expected to last about 7-10 days. ...Read more
Antivirals: There are antiviral medications available for some forms of infection. Hepatitis b and c, HIV disease, influenza, herpes simplex and several others. For the average common cold there is nothing but symptomatic relief available. Take Acetaminophen (tylenol), decongestants, etc. There are many otc products and your friendly pharmacist will be happy to guide you to the best. ...Read more
Cosmetic surgery: Just like with real estate, it's all about location, location, location. Site of scarring determines intervention choice. Fractional laser, medium depth chemical peel, punch excision, or focal filler injection may be used, but the body site and scar appearance are critical to modality choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not effective.: Azithromycin also known as Zithromax is not an effective antibiotic for skin infections. If the infection is mild and can be watched. Signs and symptoms of more severe infection would be if the area of redness increases, fever occurs, and the area becomes tender to touch. Keeping the area clean and using soap with Triclosan temporarily would be suggested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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