Use Of Antiviral Drugs To Treat Smallpox?
Hello, two days ago I caught smallpox and dr. gave me acyclovir and it ran out tomorrow. After I read articles on the internet, the use of acyclovir after 3 days had no effect because the incubation period of the virus was over. So, what should I do? Do you still buy acyclovir or buy other drugs. If buying other drugs, what is recommended?
From the information you convey, the use of acyclovir after more than 3 days does not cause chickenpox to heal immediately, but the use of acyclovir can reduce the annoying complaints of chickenpox or the severe complaints of chickenpox that accompany it. So this drug should be given as soon as possible after signs of infection appear, and continued for the next 5 days.
If your acyclovir is finished, you should be able to continue taking this drug. Because this drug is a strong drug, then you should consult again with the doctor who treats you and you can also convey the accompanying complaints that you feel.
Your doctor will provide the necessary care and medication to help your recovery.
What you need to do is avoid physical exhaustion, avoid sleeping late, and have enough healthy and nutritious food.
That's the information we can convey, read also chickenpox.