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Characteristic spotted rash of late-stage Rocky Mountain spotted fever on legs of a patient, ca. 1946
Autumn is the number one season for tick bites. Patient education can go a long way toward prevent tick-borne illnesses and their complications like the characteristic rash of late-stage Rocky Mountain spotted fever seen on the legs of this patient.

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Data presented at the 40th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) suggests that daily use of the antiviral agent Valtrex(R) (valacyclovir HCl) in patients prone to cold sores may significantly reduce the chances of recurrent bouts of the disease. More...

Proceed To Article Prescribing Information - Valtrex (Valacyclovir HCl)
Get the prescibing/product information for Valtrex. Valtrex is the hydrochloride salt of L-valyl ester of the antiviral drug acyclovir and is under investigation as oral suppressant therapy for oral cold sores. Currently the drug is indicated for the control of genital herpes and shingles. More...

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Zyvox® (linezolid injection, tablets and for oral suspension) may assist some patients with certain difficult-to-treat infections to be discharged from hospitals sooner. Indications for Zyvox include the treatment of adults with complicated skin and skin structure infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus (methicillin-susceptible and resistant), Streptococcus agalactiae and Streptococcus pyogenes. More...

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Zyvox is one of many medications discussed at this week's meeting of the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC). Get the information you need to make therapeutic decisions with this prescribing information. More...

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It's Fall, Time For Leaves, Walks In The Woods And Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
The general public may be unaware that this time of year is the peak time for exposure to tick-borne illnesses is at its highest. Patients should know that limiting exposure to ticks is the most effective way to reduce the likelihood of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (or any other tick-borne)infection. In persons exposed to tick-infested habitats, prompt careful inspection and removal of crawling or attached ticks is an important method of preventing disease. It may take several hours of attachment before organisms are transmitted from the tick to the host. More...

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