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HomeAnswersInfectious Diseasesmonkeypox virusI have fever, body pain, and large lymph nodes. Is it monkeypox?

What medications help treat the monkeypox viral infection if the patient tests positive?

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Dr. Anuthanyaa. R

Published At June 26, 2022
Reviewed AtOctober 10, 2023

Patient's 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 the monkeypox virus if I test positive?

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

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.

The Probable causes

Monkeypox virus.

Investigations to be done

CBC (complete blood count), ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), and CRP (C-reactive protien) tests.

Differential diagnosis

Chickenpox.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha
Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Infectious Diseases

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