Discussions that mention acyclovir

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NMS72,

The original post did say that she was onto her third lot of antibiotics. Also, I hate to tell you this that antibiotics only work against bacteria and not viruses. Staph is a bacterial infection, so they should work if you get the right one. Something like Mono is a virus and if she does have a virus infection somewhere in her body, then no amount of antiboitics will work because they just do not kill viruses. You need antiviral drugs such as acyclovir to act against viruses.

As I said before, it could be related to the renal problems and it could be a virus that needs to be isolated or it could also be a parasitic infection.