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Antiviral Medication

Antiviral medications are drugs used to treat viral infections. Unlike antibiotics, most antiviral medicines do not kill the pathogen, but they inhibit their development. Zidovudine, Pyrimidine, and Acyclovir are some of the commonly used antiviral medications.

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I am experiencing cough and a high fever. Is it avian influenza?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 37-years-old and have been keeping up with the news about avian influenza. Recently, I have started experiencing symptoms that are causing me significant anxiety. I have a persistent cough and a high fever. I am finding it increasingly difficult to breathe. Considering the recent ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Based on the symptoms you have described, it is not necessarily indicative of avian influenza, also known as bird flu. While avian influenza can cause fever, cough, and shortness of breath, it typically presents with ad...  Read Full »

I underwent an HSV test. What do the reports reveal?

Query: Hi doctor, My (herpes simplex virus) HSV 1+2 IgM serum 0.5 and IgG serum 20.8 through clinical laboratory improvement amendments (CLIA). I am going to get married soon. I do not want my partner to get infected. Please guide.  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to IgM negative and IgG positive indicates that you have immunity against HSV (herpes simplex infection) and you do not have any active infection. You can get married without any tension. All the best.   Read Full »

I was diagnosed with hepatitis B 11 years ago, and then I stopped antiviral medications. Please interpret my latest laboratory and scan results.

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with hepatitis B 11 years ago, and I have been taking Tenofovir for 1.5 years and then stopped antiviral medications. Now, I have attached my latest laboratory and scan results. Please check them and revert.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Based on the information and scan results (attachments are hidden to protect the patient's identity) you have provided, it seems that you were diagnosed with hepatitis B 11 years ago and received treatment with Tenofovir for approximately 1.5 ye...  Read Full »

My fiancee tested positive for HSV2. Will I get it?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiancée recently told me that he tested positive for herpes simplex virus (HSV) 2. We have never shared a kiss or been kissed; we are devoted to maintaining our virginity before the marriage. I am frightened of contracting the illness. I tend to get colds or diseases going around, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. It is a positive thing that he has disclosed. And it is now up to you. Compared to an active infection with genital sores, a quiet illness is far less contagious. Of course, a person can shed without showing any sympt...  Read Full »

I have fever, body pain, and large lymph nodes. Is it monkeypox?

Query: Hello doctor, I am anxious about the increasing spread of the monkeypox virus because I have a fever, headache, fatigue, muscle pain, and an enlarged lymph node. Have I acquired the monkeypox virus? I have undergone a blood test, but I am scared. Can you suggest some medicines? How can I overcome th...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Depending on your previous exposure to the disease or vaccinated smallpox infection, you might have acquired the monkeypox virus. The signs and symptoms are similar to influenza. Please attach the images of the rashes you have.  Read Full »

I am suffering from chicken pox but my doctor did not prescribe any medications. Please advise.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from chicken pox and I went to the hospital yesterday. But they did not give me medicine and told me it will be cured in some days. I am itchy and the rashes are being multiplied. It has been two and a half days since I saw visible rashes and I am having a slight fever too...  Read Full »

Dr. V. Srikanth Reddy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. For chicken pox, ideally, antiviral medication has to be started within 24 hours and if it has crossed four hours there is no extra benefit that you get with those antivirals and that is why you have not been prescribed antiviral medication. ...  Read Full »

Does herpes affect pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in a need to take steroids for IVF due to autoimmune issue. But, I have herpes 2. Will it affect my baby?  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The most significant concern for a pregnant individual with genital herpes is the potential transmission of the infection to the baby during labor and delivery, which can have devastating consequences. The risk of transmission occurs when the virus is actively shedding, ...  Read Full »

Am I suffering from genital herpes?

Query: Hello doctor, It started with a burning pain during urination, which lasted two days with no other symptoms. The doctor said I had a UTI and advised me to drink plenty of fluids, which I did. Then two days after, there was a lump on my right labia. The painful urination has gone, but this lump on my...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, there are no readily available blood tests for genital herpes, and most often, a clinical examination is enough to confirm it. This is a painful blister, and a possible cause is a genital herpes, with a previous history of urine infection for which you ...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for genital herpes.

Query: Hi doctor,I have recently contracted genital herpes. I am having an outbreak, which scared me. I have blisters (vesicles) on the penis. I had a blood test done last week and this confirmed it. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have thoroughly reviewed your health query and can well establish the sensitivity of issues you have. Thanks for uploading the labs here for reference (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, both HSV-1 and HSV-2 are positive. You also mentioned the lesio...  Read Full »

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