How do medications treat yellow fever?

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Antibiotics and antiviral medications are not effective treatments for yellow fever. However, antibiotics can be used to treat additional infections that may occur when a person is in a weakened state. Pain medications such as ibuprofen or naproxen can reduce muscle soreness and fever. Aspirin should not be used because it may worsen bleeding associated with yellow fever.

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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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