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Are the home remedies that can treat west nile virus?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: No

There are no effective medical treatments for west nile virus infection so there are obviously no home remedies that would work.

In brief: No

There are no effective medical treatments for west nile virus infection so there are obviously no home remedies that would work.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: West Nile Virus

Most people recover from west nile virus without treatment.
Over the counter pain relievers can help ease mild headaches . There is no direct cure for encephalitis caused by the virus except supportive therapy in hospitals. Researchers are investigating interferon therapy for the treatment of encephalitis caused by west nile virus.

In brief: West Nile Virus

Most people recover from west nile virus without treatment.
Over the counter pain relievers can help ease mild headaches . There is no direct cure for encephalitis caused by the virus except supportive therapy in hospitals. Researchers are investigating interferon therapy for the treatment of encephalitis caused by west nile virus.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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