Anti-viral therapy

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I have a white/grayish spot on the inner bottom lip of my mouth that comes and goes I have been to two doctors and the said herpies simplex but it gets a dry like skin coverage over it and you can pull it off and it has a small white dot in the center but will not go away . The first one I had they gave me Valtrex for ten days and it went away but two months latter came back beside the scare where the first one left and I have no more medicine and this spot will not go away.I can go to sleep at night and it almost disappears but get up and active it comes backand the tiny white spot if squeezed has clear fluid that comes out and it will make a bump again, how or what can you do to get rid of this Thanks

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Local antiviral therapy

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to XXXXXXX

After going through your complete history it appears that your doctor's suggestion in this regard is very much appropriate.

The symptoms indicate clearly towards herpes simplex infection.The medication prescribed...

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25yrs/5 1/50kgs my problems is suffering hbsag+ last 12yrs. now i take xynovir( oral medcine)

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hello,
you have to to tests like hbe ag, hbv dna,liver function test (specially alt)
if all these are positve then you need to continue antiviral therapy with regular monitoring of these indicators. if these came negative , then you need only follow up.so consult your doctor about it. take...

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sir i want to inquire blood results TLC is 5.9 Haemoglobin is 9.9 ESR is 100 RBC is 3.46 HCT(PCV) is 33.4 MCV is 97 MCH is 28.6 MCHC is 29.6 Platelets is 98 Differential Leukocytes count Neutrophils is 60 Lymphocytes is 35 Monocytes is 03 Eosinophils is 02 Hepatitis profile bilirubin is 0.6 Hepatitis screening HBsAg is Negative Anti HCV is positive Please sir tell me results

doctor1 MD

Hello and welcome to HCM
I am a General Physician and like to answer your query. As per detail you have given, you are suffering from a major disease Hepatitis C, in addition to that Anemia (Low HB 9.9), Low Platelet Count and High ESR count. But you needs to be get this test done again because...

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I am HBV infected get detected about 3 years ago viral load Billions with normal SGOT and SGPT was on tenvir for 1.5 yrs viral load became less than 20 IU/ML. Unfortunately i discontinue the drug for 8 months now Viral load 170,00,000 IU/ML and SGOT 80 SGPT 167. I have already started tenvir a month ago when SGOT 67 and SGPT 146. One of doctor suggested antecavir along with tenvir but so far i am taking tenvir since last one month.

doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXXX,

Thanks for posting on HCM.
I will appreciate if you could ask an exact question. Do you want to know if the combination therapy is necessary or not? I think a single antiviral therapy is enough in your case. You seemingly did not have a treatment failure when you were taking tenvir...

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hi, my wife is 6.5 weeks pregnant. she is currently suffering from harpies skin disease( left side lower abdomen and back). the local doc has given the medication keeping in mind the pregnancy factor. but she has unbearable imflamatory pain on the affected areas. she is not able to lie on bed neither able to sleep. plz suggest

doctor1 MD

Hello and welcome to HCM

The management of herpes simplex infection primarily consists of antiviral therapy. Acyclovir is the drug for choice. It is safe during pregnancy and has no adverse effect on the baby when used in first trimester.

Valacyclovir is another drug of this generation which can...

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hello doc iam hbv carrier and not active i want to clear it from my blood

doctor1 MD

hello,
if you have chronic hep with active replication then you may need treatment for it with drugs like lamivudine,ifn,adefovir. but your case is not active.so ur an inactive carrier.its managed by serial sequencial monitoring of biochemical and serological markers over months. no need for...

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I have friction burn scars on my penis. Is there any way to get rid of them?

doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXXX,
Thanks for posting your query.
Do you practicing masturbation regularly?
Hard sex and frequent masturbation may cause dryness with friction on penile skin.
It doesn't indicate any infection and you need not any antibiotic or antiviral therapy.
The body has an amazing capacity to heal...

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hi... I had severe cough and cold , a week back and on getting checked was diagnosed of viral bronchitis. my voice is hoarse for the past one week. what time frame I will be cured?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It will take 2-3 weeks or even more for cure

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

Thanks for your query.

I fully agree your doctor that it is a viral infection, for which no specific anti-viral therapy is indicated.

Further, you have associated involvement of larynx, which has caused...

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I have mallorets meningitis, I have struggled with it apparently since I was about 2-3 years old due to varicella and a bad blood infection. About a month ago I had symptoms of meningitis again... Went to ER and was admitted to hospital for a week and a half for antiviral therapy via IV... The day before I was discharged the doctor in charge of my care ordered a picc line to continue IV therapy at home... After 2 additional weeks of antiviral ivs.. Picc line was removed. This was a week and a half ago.. Two days ago I awoke in the middle of the night running a low grade fever and right shoulder and right side of neck was swollen, I developed a cough and now everytime I cough it feels like someone it sticking a hot poker in my right lung and right frontal aspect of my neck, is it possible I've developed an infection internally?

doctor1 MD

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

* The symptoms narrated indicate possible underlying residual respiratory infection as bronchitis, pneumonia or others.
* I recommend to undertake an x-ray chest and complete blood counts for further...

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Also sometimes it feels like something is in my throat and i get pressure in my neck jaw and ears. Everything is on both sides

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Please refer to the following suggestions...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Your symptoms might indicate viral infections that is persistent with on-and-off symptoms.

If you have these problems for long time, I suggest to consult ENT specialist and to start antiviral therapy.

Meanwhile, I...

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I have mallorets meningitis, I have struggled with it apparently since I was about 2-3 years old due to varicella and a bad blood infection. About a month ago I had symptoms of meningitis again... Went to ER and was admitted to hospital for a week and a half for antiviral therapy via IV... The day before I was discharged the doctor in charge of my care ordered a picc line to continue IV therapy at home... After 2 additional weeks of antiviral ivs.. Picc line was removed. This was a week and a half ago.. Two days ago I awoke in the middle of the night running a low grade fever and right shoulder and right side of neck was swollen, I developed a cough and now everytime I cough it feels like someone it sticking a hot poker in my right lung and right frontal aspect of my neck, is it possible I ve developed an infection internally?

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I have been diagnosed positive for cmv...after many misdiagnosese. My liver started hurting enzymes went up spleen enlarged and much memory loss or problems fuzziness in head, though mri only shows sinitus chronic mild? I have so many questions...I do not have aids.. Its negative...and ive been doing huperbarics and IV with vitamin c daily..i do not know what to expect for the rest of my life.... Can i spread it anytime or just when its active and how will i know? Will I need antivirals and if so how does my iv doctor even go about getting vancyclovir etc etc. no drs seem to even know much about this. Will my head clear yp eventually? 100 percent? Where can I find specialists in this? No one seems to know!,!

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I'm 24yrs old, I went for a blood routine test and was detected as HbsAg positive but it was weakly positive and I had no pains at my chest as do for now at lift side of my chest. It was detected on October 2010 and since to date no medication has been take... Pls have long can it take for the body immune system to wipe out the virus if support with self medication, drug and avoidance of some bad habit of social life? Secondly, Is there any cure for hepatitisB virus either by drug or herbs that is medicinal plant? And how long can hepatitisB patients live on earth been estimated by statistics on hepatitisB? Finally how much does antiviral drugs for hepatitisB cost in terms of dollar currency? Hope to hear you, thanks.

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Hi I've recently been diagnosed with hsv-2 and I'm horrified at what my future will hold... I am a lesbian and my partner accidentally was the one who gave me the virus but she did not know she had it til recently as well. We both are trying to learn methods to reduce our outbreaks and looking at a more natural remedy that is less pricey but just as effective as antiviral medications. We are trying to learn everything we can on hsv-2 to better prepare ourselves. She currently is pregnant and is also looking for ways to prevent her unborn child from contracting this virus... Any help will be greatly appreciated in answering my questions.. Thank you

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I had normal cold symptoms for about two weeks, at which point I was just coughing now and then -- with no other symptoms. At that point, my temperature unexpectedly went to 103 with nasal congestion . I don't know whether these ailments are...

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skin blackend then feel off my penis shaft. what could this be.

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Hi , My dad has hepatitus c.His age is 57. Now in blood test hepatitus C comes nil but doctor said he has cirrhosis in his liver and he has been giving hep C injections to him from quite a long time.Today he had his 54th injection. I wanted to...

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