Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Gilchrist's Disease Home Care

Home care for blastomycosis may include:

Gilchrist's Disease Pain and Fever

Medications commonly used to control pain and fever in adults with blastomycosis include:

  • Acetaminophen decreases fever and pain, but does not help inflammation.
  • Adult dosing is 2 regular strength (325 mg) every 4 hours or 2 extra-strength (500 mg) every 6 hours.
  • Maximum dose is 4,000 mg per day.
  • Avoid this drug if you have alcoholism, liver disease or an allergy to the drug. See the package instructions.
  • Common brand names include Tylenol, Panadol, and many others.





NSAID Precautions

Gilchrist's Disease Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have blastomycosis and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Dec 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Gilchrist's Disease References
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  2. Pappas PG. Blastomycosis. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2004 Apr;25(2):113-21. [16088455]
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