Treatment for an arbovirus infection includes general supportive care and fever control. Antiviral medications may be effective in some cases.
Treatment for an arbovirus infection may include:
- Acetaminophen for pain
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain:
- Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, NeoProfen)
- Ketoprofen (Actron, Orudis, Oruvail)
- Naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, Aleve)
- Bronchodilator medications for wheezing
- Albuterol inhaler
- Cold medications:
- Plenty of fluids
- Antiviral medication for arbovirus infections:
For more information:
- California group virus treatment
- Chikungunya disease treatment
- Colorado tick fever treatment
- Congo hemorrhagic fever treatment
- Dengue fever treatment
- Eastern equine encephalitis treatment
- Japanese encephalitis treatment
- Phlebotomus fever treatment
- Rift Valley fever treatment
- St Louis encephalitis treatment
- Venezuelan equine encephalitis treatment
- Western equine encephalitis treatment
- Yellow fever treatment
Zoonosis Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of an arbovirus infection.
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?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for having this problem again?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat an arbovirus infection:
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