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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    CP and herpes are viruses.
    The herpes virus that causes shingles can be treated with antibiotics, but not sure how it works with CP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anjalee View Post
    The herpes virus that causes shingles can be treated with antibiotics, but not sure how it works with CP
    Maybe if the rash is infected. But antibiotics are ineffective against viruses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    Maybe if the rash is infected. But antibiotics are ineffective against viruses.
    Yeah shingles is an infection caused by the virus herpes zoster or something?

    Edit - so yeah, ABs wouldn't really help CP, you're right

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    Shingles is treated with anti virals such as zovirax

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoppyLoppy View Post
    Shingles is treated with anti virals such as zovirax
    Oops I mean acyclovir

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    CP and herpes are viruses.
    Quote Originally Posted by Anjalee View Post
    The herpes virus that causes shingles can be treated with antibiotics, but not sure how it works with CP
    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    Maybe if the rash is infected. But antibiotics are ineffective against viruses.
    A quick google gave me this:

    Acyclovir is an antiviral drug, a synthetic nucleoside analogue, that has inhibitory activity (interferes with viral replication) against the herpes viruses, including herpes simplex 1 and 2 (cold sores and genital herpes), varicella-zoster (shingles and chickenpox), and Epstein-Barr virus (mononucleosis). Viruses take over living cells and reproduce themselves, often at the expense of the host cell. The acyclovir is converted to an active form by the virus itself, and the virus then uses the active form of acyclovir rather than the nucleoside it normally uses to manufacture DNA, a critical component of viral replication. Incorporation of active acyclovir into new viral DNA stops the production of the DNA. Virally infected cells absorb more acyclovir than normal cells and convert more of it to the active form, which prolongs its antiviral activity. The FDA approved acyclovir in March 1982.

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    Yeah last time I had it (I'm one of the crazies who has managed to get it twice) I had antivirals then penicillin for the infection.

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    Its the nerve pain from singles that makes it so debilitating I've nursed patients who have been on high doses of narcotics and had the pain for 12+ months. I will be getting ky vaccination for that I never want to get it from work now I have a bub to think of and was hard nursing patients when preggas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Party of Three View Post
    A quick google gave me this:

    Acyclovir is an antiviral drug, a synthetic nucleoside analogue, that has inhibitory activity (interferes with viral replication) against the herpes viruses, including herpes simplex 1 and 2 (cold sores and genital herpes), varicella-zoster (shingles and chickenpox), and Epstein-Barr virus (mononucleosis). Viruses take over living cells and reproduce themselves, often at the expense of the host cell. The acyclovir is converted to an active form by the virus itself, and the virus then uses the active form of acyclovir rather than the nucleoside it normally uses to manufacture DNA, a critical component of viral replication. Incorporation of active acyclovir into new viral DNA stops the production of the DNA. Virally infected cells absorb more acyclovir than normal cells and convert more of it to the active form, which prolongs its antiviral activity. The FDA approved acyclovir in March 1982.
    Yes that is correct. Acyclovir is an antiviral. Not an antibiotic.


 
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