Acyclovir Acyclovir is given in Herpes Simplex, Herpes Zoster and Chickenpox. It does not cure the disease but decreases the duration of illness, prevents the generation of new vesicles and reduces pain and itching. When given, it reduces post Herpetic neuralgia pain.
Herpes Zoster or Shilgles is caused by Varicella Zoster virus, the same virus that causes chicken Pox.
How Healthy Teeth Help You to Stay Healthy By Susan Cruise The relationship of the teeth to general health and efficiency was appreciated in a general way long before vitamins or focal infections had been heard of. Toothaches used to be as inevitable as colds; and slave buyers and horse traders inspected the teeth […]
The oral manifestation of leukemia can be summarized as follows. In acute leukemias localized or generalized gingival hyperplasia is generally observed. It mainly affects the interdental papillae and the marginal gingiva. It is caused by inflammation, or leukemic infiltration, and may be localized or generalized, the latter being the most common form. The infiltration of […]
Table 1: Special considerations regarding oral complications, oral health, and dental treatment in pre-, immediate post-, and late post-HSCT. Special considerations Pre-HSCT (preconditioning) Immediate post-HSCT (neutropenic conditioning phase and engraftment to hematopoietic recovery) Late post-HCST (immune reconstitution/recovery from systemic toxicity and long-term survival) Oral manifestations (i) Oral infections (ii) Soreness (iii) Bleeding (iv) Temporomandibular dysfunction. […]