Are there alternative treatments for viral skin infections?

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There are many alternative treatments available for some viral skin infections, such as warts; however, most of these treatments may not be effective. Two alternative treatments for warts that are still being researched include vitamin D-3 patches and an oil-based garlic solution. Other viral skin infections can be treated by your doctor - for example, antiviral drugs are a standard medical treatment used to suppress outbreaks of the herpes virus.

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Viral Infections

Viral Infections

Viral infections like herpes simplex, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), chicken pox and rotavirus are infections caused by a virus instead of a bacterium. Viral infections do not respond to antibiotics, but some specific viruses ...

like influenza A and B can be treated with certain antiviral medications. Most commonly, treatment for viral infections includes drinking lots of fluids, getting rest, eating well and letting the illness run its course.
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