Colorado Tick Fever Treatment
There is no antiviral medication that has been proven to treat the virus that causes Colorado tick fever. Treatment is supportive and includes acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain and fever control.
Treatment for the symptoms of Colorado tick fever includes:
- Encourage fluids
- Aspirin (Bayer Aspirin, Anacin, Ascriptin, Bufferin)
- Acetaminophen for pain and fever
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain or fever:
- Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, NeoProfen)
- Ketoprofen (Actron, Orudis, Oruvail)
- Naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, Aleve)
- Medications for nausea and vomiting:
Colorado Tick Fever Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of Colorado tick fever.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- Do I need to stay in the hospital?
- How long will I be in the hospital?
- Am I contagious?
- For how long?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Do I need to change my diet?
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for complications?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
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