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Types of Encephalitis - Zovirax Ointment and Breastfeeding

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  • Types of Stomach Viruses
    Rotavirus is one of the many types of stomach viruses that can cause viral gastroenteritis. This part of the eMedTV Web site briefly describes stomach viruses and includes a link to learn more about this topic.
  • Variola Virus
    Variola virus (the cause of smallpox) has been eradicated. This eMedTV segment discusses this virus in detail, including information on how transmission occurs and how this virus could be used as a biological weapon.
  • Viral Pneumonia
    Viruses are the most common cause of pneumonia in children under the age of five. This part of the eMedTV Web site takes a closer look at viral pneumonia, with detailed information on symptoms, prevention, treatment options, and more.
  • Viral Pneumonia Symptoms
    Fever, rapid heart rate, cough, and other symptoms can occur in people with viral pneumonia. This part of the eMedTV site discusses the various viral pneumonia symptom and signs, explaining how they differ from those of bacterial pneumonia.
  • What Is Acyclovir and Hydrocortisone Used For?
    As this eMedTV page explains, acyclovir and hydrocortisone can help reduce how long a cold sore lasts. This article takes a closer look at the uses of acyclovir and hydrocortisone, explaining how it works and who can use it.
  • What Is Acyclovir Cream Used For?
    As this eMedTV segment explains, acyclovir cream is prescribed for treating recurrent outbreaks of cold sores in adults and adolescents above age 12. This page describes how the cream works and also highlights some off-label uses.
  • What Is Bird Flu?
    Viruses that cause bird flu occur naturally in wild birds worldwide, but are rarely found in humans. This eMedTV Web page answers the question, "What is bird flu?" in detail, including why it's a concern for humans.
  • What Is Nevirapine XR Used For?
    People with HIV or AIDS may benefit from nevirapine XR. This eMedTV article discusses specific uses for nevirapine XR, with details on how this medication stops the HIV virus from infecting healthy cells and whether there are unapproved uses of the drug.
  • What Is Oseltamivir Used For?
    What is oseltamivir used for? Oseltamivir is used for the treatment and prevention of the flu. This eMedTV Web page describes these uses in detail and explains how this drug may be able to treat more conditions in the future.
  • What Is Palivizumab Used For?
    As explained in this eMedTV page, a doctor may prescribe palivizumab for children with a high risk for developing serious complications from an RSV infection. This page describes what palivizumab is used for and how it works to prevent severe problems.
  • What Is Rimantadine Used For?
    Rimantadine is used for the treatment and prevention of certain types of the flu. This section of the eMedTV site offers more information on rimantadine uses and explains whether this flu medication can be used in young children.
  • What Is Tesamorelin Used For?
    As this eMedTV page explains, a healthcare provider will recommend the use of tesamorelin in a person who has HIV-associated lipodystrophy. This segment describes what that is, how tesamorelin works, and other possible uses.
  • What Is Zanamivir Used For?
    Zanamivir is used for the treatment and prevention of type A and type B influenza in adults and children. This eMedTV segment offers more detailed information on zanamivir uses, including how the medication works and how it is used in children.
  • What Is Zidovudine Used For?
    Zidovudine is commonly prescribed for the treatment of HIV and AIDS in adults and children. This eMedTV Web page discusses these zidovudine uses in more detail and explains whether there are any off-label uses for the medication.
  • Who Should Not Get the Smallpox Vaccine?
    Who should not get the smallpox vaccine? As this eMedTV article explains, the vaccine should be avoided by pregnant women, people with skin problems, and people with heart problems. This page also lists some of the risks of the smallpox vaccine.
  • Yellow Fever
    Yellow fever is a serious disease caused by a specific virus. This page from the eMedTV site discusses this disease in detail, including how it is transmitted, possible symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • Yellow Fever Cure
    Once a person has become infected, there is only one yellow fever cure: time. This portion of the eMedTV archives discusses the treatment of yellow fever and also gives tips for preventing yellow fever, such as avoiding mosquito bites.
  • Yellow Fever Diagnosis
    As this eMedTV article explains, in order to make a yellow fever diagnosis, your doctor will ask a number of questions, perform a physical exam, and recommend certain tests. This page describes how a doctor goes about making a yellow fever diagnosis.
  • Yellow Fever Prevention
    Getting the yellow fever vaccine and avoiding mosquito bites are the best ways of preventing yellow fever. This eMedTV Web page talks about long-sleeved shirts, insect repellent, mosquito netting, and other strategies for yellow fever prevention.
  • Yellow Fever Symptoms
    Mild symptoms of yellow fever can include fever, headache, bloody nose, and nausea. This section of the eMedTV archives describes these signs and symptoms in more detail and explains the three stages of serious symptoms.
  • Yellow Fever Treatment
    As this eMedTV article explains, there is no cure for yellow fever -- treatment consists of rest, fluids, and other options for relieving a patient's symptoms as the body fights the disease. This page discusses options for yellow fever treatment.
  • Yellow Fever Vaccine
    The yellow fever vaccine requires only one shot and provides protection for 10 years or more. This eMedTV Web page gives an overview of this vaccine, listing possible side effects and describing who should and shouldn't get it.
  • Yellow Fever Virus
    Found in parts of Africa and South America, the yellow fever virus is a virus that causes yellow fever. This eMedTV segment discusses this virus in detail, including information on how it is transmitted by mosquitoes.
  • Yellow Fever- The Virus
    This part of the eMedTV site gives a brief discussion on the virus that causes yellow fever, with details on how it is transmitted, common symptoms, and more. Also included is a link to a more in-depth article on this topic.
  • Zanamivir
    Zanamivir is a prescribed medication that is approved to treat and prevent influenza A and influenza B. This eMedTV Web article explains how the drug works and provides information on possible side effects, general precautions, and dosing tips.
  • Zanamivir Dosing
    This eMedTV article discusses the factors that may affect your zanamivir dosage, such as other medications you are taking and whether you are using the drug to treat or prevent the flu. This page also covers some general zanamivir dosing tips.
  • Zanamivir Drug Information
    Zanamivir can help prevent and treat the flu. This portion of the eMedTV library takes a closer look at zanamivir, with information on how to take the drug and what to discuss with your healthcare provider. A link to more details is also included.
  • Zidovudine
    Zidovudine was the first medication approved for the treatment of HIV and AIDS. This article from the eMedTV archives explains how the drug works and describes its effects, dosing information, potential side effects, and more.
  • Zidovudine Dosing
    Zidovudine dosing for children 6 weeks to 17 years old is determined by the child's height and weight. This eMedTV resource also includes dosing guidelines for adults, as well as pregnant women taking the drug.
  • Zovirax Ointment
    Zovirax ointment is a prescription medication that is used to treat genital herpes and cold sores. This eMedTV article offers an overview of the drug, including information on how it works, dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
  • Zovirax Ointment and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV segment explores Zovirax ointment and breastfeeding, explaining why it is generally considered safe to use the drug while breastfeeding, even though studies have shown that the active ingredient in it does pass through breast milk.
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